26th June, 2007 by
1st picture- environmentally safe antifreeze.
2nd picture- antifreeze kills animals.
3rd picture- High powered racing antifreeze, For Those On The Go!
4th picture- Do not waste that old antifreeze!
((“sometimes at a rate of two votes per second, more than 25,000 testified to being “regular” consumers of antifreeze and the like. Even after BBC computers zeroed out the results the next morning, the votes kept piling in, with over 90% blithely confirming suspicions that Russians are pretty much liquored up all the time.”))
Were you asked to vote in a BBC poll. Thousands of Russian blogger and Internet users have visited the BBC website to answer to the question. “Do you drink, eau de cologne, antifreeze, and detergents?” The answer ‘Regularly” was the most popular in the poll at about 90%.
Russian Internet users in the past have helped to push one other prank question to the top position: “Is Russia going to deploy combat android robots for protection of its borders?” Never underestimate the power of Russian blogger. Especially when it is something relatively mindless.
There are a lot of Russians on the Internet. It was said, that so many responses came in that the servers were over loaded. That even when the poll was shut down for the overload, that when reopened it was still being heavily hit.
This was a poor poll for BBC to put out, I understand that these polls are computer generated at times. So this might be an example of that. A computer logical question but not human logical. Also the translation from different languages can cause question problems. I think that BBC should scan the poll questions before posting.
I can tell you from living in the USA and now Moscow, The drinkers of alcohol are just as bad in America. You have a bar on every corner and every quick stop sells beer. So Americans could be asked the same question, Home brew is very popular in the USA and I personally knew some interesting characters that went blind drinking rubbing alcohol.
comments always welcome!
25th June, 2007 by
Had fun today, NOT!
Purchased a web domain today, moved my blog site to the new domain and lost everything. Took me hours to get it all back. Now the blog is on the new domain. kylekeeton.com instead of kylekeeton.blogspot.com
I have my own spot now in the Internet world.
The transfer was not easy and was not fun. I did get everything working. Now I am publishing this article.
Want to thank my Wife for being patient with me, because I can get grumpy at times. This was one of those times.
21st June, 2007 by
In Moscow you pass old ladies selling anything and everything. You see old ladies on the Metro, they are on the buses and they are walking every street. Russia has a name for these ladies, Babushka!!!
The Babushka is by no means the same as an elderly lady in the Americas today. These ladies will take on a 6’3″, 300 pound American Bear like me and not even blink. They grew up in hard times and give no inch to any one! I respect them for that and try my best to be polite or stay out of their way. I have at times gotten a little bit peeved and my Wife has explained to me about the Babushka’s. The Babushka’s work very hard and seem at times to have boundless energy!
They remind me of my Grandma, for she was from the era of Americans that had to fight for what they got in life (the depression).
The Babushka are a part of life in the Villages as well as the large cities. They are a part of Russian life that tells of its history and future. The young women in Russia should learn from them and use the Babushka as a guide to helping themselves through life.
For one day they will be Babushka also!!
20th June, 2007 by
I have a hard time thinking that the two most powerful Presidents did not go home after the G-8 meeting and say to the family, (God what I just had to go through for world peace!) Sometimes even the “elite” has to play nice!
I find it interesting that Bush invited Putin to his Texas Ranch. Interesting to see if Putin will go.
I am glad it went well, Now Bush just needs to forget about those missiles in Europe!