Monday, March 25, 2013
Mean Power Politics
This is the most amusing online thingee I've come across lately. So good that I will swallow my pride and admit to having watched Mean Girls,* because you have to know that movie in order to appreciate It's Raining Mensheviks.
The idea is to find a picture of an early Soviet leader - be it a Menshevik, Bolshevik, Socialist Revolutionary, or whatnot - and add an appropriate quote from the movie. It works! Beneath the ideology, those revolutionaries were not unlike a teenage girl band of conspiratorial, cliquish, backstabbing, jealous, queen bees and wannabees.
*Just for the record, I watched it during a long boring plane ride, so I don't think it should cost me any points off my man card.