Thursday, 20 December 2007

Putin is the new Gore

Jean Knee's new Beau
Latest News:

Vladimir Putin has beaten Nobel Laureate "Father" Al Gore to the most coveted title of the year - Time Person of 2007. JK Rowling, who has written some books (I didn't get past page 1 of the first one) came third.

A Tsar is Born

"Gasputin" is in some sense the antithesis of "Father Al". The one is peddling gas and oil, and the other is trying to stop people burning, er, gas and oil.

Smoking Pipes

Only the other day, Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, whom I "supported" in the recent elections, on the grounds that he looks like Jim Brass off CSI, was in Moscow having "secret" talks with his buddy Vlad. The Greeks are not only building pipelines to carry yet more Russian energy into Europe, they're also buying Mr Putin's armoured vehicles for their military.

They're probably doing this because they felt guilty about nearly giving President P a serious dose of the shits. When he was last in Athens, Kostas treated him to a slap up dinner at a local restaurant. That morning they'd sent the health people in, who confiscated loads of out of date meat and potato croquettes.

Democracy in Action

Putin is coming to the end of his second term as President. As in the US, he's not allowed a third term, so he's going to let one of his pals take over whilst he becomes Prime Minister. After which he can presumably stand again for President.

In true Russian tradition elections have all been going his way. The fact that journalists who disagree too strongly with the goverment seem to have a habit of plunging from high balconies and that opposition politicians such as Gary Kasparov get arrested for anti-government demos has nothing to do with it.

What A Guy!

I feel sure that Jean Knee will feel moved to switch her allegiance from "loser" Al to the more dashing and powerful Vladimir. I get the impression that she's pretty fickle.

34 comments:

Bee said...

I don't know Brian, she's very dedicated to Al Gore. She once told me she slpet with his picture under her pillow.

Jean Knee said...

That Putin guy is very dashing.

hmmm

Jean Knee said...

No, I'm sorry Brian, Father Al is not a loser( you've seen his newest chin haven't you?).

I am sure there is some mistake. I demand a recount!!!

no wait, that didn't really work out for him last time.....

Brian o Vretanos said...

Well, no-ones thought to offer Gasputin a Noble prize yet

Brian o Vretanos said...

He'd certainly have been dashing somewhere if they'd fed him those out of date potato croquettes.

Jean Knee said...

oh yeah, remember when "I can't remember which American president" threw up on someone,who remembers who, on film?

they replayed it here over and over. quite the entertainment

Jean Knee said...

I need to get that game, whatever it is, IQ something to improve my memory

Jean Knee said...

and they also poison dissenters with Nucular (pronounced like George W) type pills

Jean Knee said...

snorrrtt I just saw the Gasputin,

I don't know how I missed it before,

prolly cause a six year old is hanging all over me wanting to play ponies

Jean Knee said...

Bee has an ornament type thing with Al Gore's picture on it. She's not quite as dedicated as I am but there's still time


it's hanging on your tree isn't it? huh? Huh, Bee?

she's speechless

Bee said...

jean knee, I wouldn't dare put it on Archibald in case he drops it on the floor as he's wilting away due to global warming. I've lost many a ornaments this year! :o(

Bee said...

is it "many an ornament"? I dunno...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

Your brain's rotting because of all those ponies.

Presidential Puke: I wonder if they kept it - I bet it would be worth something to collectors.

Bee:

Many ornaments, many an ornament - you're losing it too! It's the time of year. It might be better to be a bear and go into hibernation for the duration. Except that you'd have to wait even longer to open whatever it is that Andy's got you.

Bee said...

Lost it:
Yeah, I shouldn't drink and type! ;o)

Jean Knee said...

well this is too much, people. I can't find my chocolate milk powder. Seriously, how many places could it be?

plain milk is just too plain

see how dull it's making me?

Bee said...

Elastic used it for her gauntlet.

Bee said...

The more I look at that Putin guy, the cuter he looks! Interesting...

Okay, now I'm off to do some work for my meeting >:o[
Later dudes!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I'm sorry to hear about your lost milk chocolate powder, but can't you, er, just add milk?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Meeting:

As I sit relaxing here having finished work early, having done the bulk of my Christmas shopping, Having taken the rest of the year off, I want you to know that I feel your pain ;-)

Jean Knee said...

Brian, you are just the sweetest thing! I really mean that



did I ever tell you my FIL is dead?

Jean Knee said...

It's the expression Putin always has : like a puppy who's just soiled the carpet and knows he's getting a swat

he knows the swat's coming but soiling inside was just too much fun! he'll keep doing it till he starts to even like the swat, pretty soon it's all about the swat, and soiling but mostly about the swat

see what happens when I don't get my artificially flavored chocolate milk!???

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

FIL:

I don't know, you might have hinted at it before - is this a test to see whether I've being paying attention?

Brian o Vretanos said...

All this talk of chocolate has driven me to make a cup of the stuff. It's cheap though, so you needn't feel envious.

The first few ingredients:

Whey Powder, Dried Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Lactose, Vegetable Fat,...

Mmmmmm!

Bee said...

Is jean knee saying Putin is into S & M??? It looks like it to me!

Bee said...

Oh and thanks for not rubbing it in my face that I'm still here slaving away.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee: S&M : Songs and Meditation?

I don't really think I want to know what goes on in the inner depths of Jean Knee's mind...

Work:

Well, I put in 5 hours this morning whilst you were lounging around in bed ;-)

Jean Knee said...

Just look at his expression, I hit it right on didn't I?

that's why he seems slightly appealing

Jean Knee said...

Brian, sadly nothing coherent goes on in the depths.

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

I know what you mean...

Jean Knee said...

yep

Jean Knee said...

Brian, have you printed out your mistletoe gift from me yet?

gift on my blog

Dan said...

I wonder how many more people supported Karamanlis because he looks like Jim Brass ?

I had no idea who I was supporting next year but you have given me a good system.

I going with Barak Obama cause he looks like Starven Marven from South Park.

Dan

Brian o Vretanos said...

Dan:

Only just enough to get him re-elected. Now, if they could persuade Melina Kanakaredes to stand...

NASCHIK said...

LONG LIVE PRESIDENT V. V. PUTIN!! LET BRITONS FEEL THEIR TINYNESS AND THE FACT THEY ARE AMERICA'S POODLES AND TOTALLY NEGLIGIBLE TO ANYONE!! THE FACT THAT MOHAMMED IS THE SECOND-FAVOURITED BOYS'S NAME TELLS EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM!! LONG LIVE PRAVOSLAVIC/ORTHODOX RUSSIA!!!