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All hail the drunk Russian tank driver!

russian tank driver

REMEMBER during the Cold War, everyone being thunderingly terrified of the Russians? They were efficient like Germans, but brutal like they were feral! And they had gnarly scars and punched bears for a laugh!

Oh the Russians! So strong, tough and well-drilled!

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Posted: 9th, April 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

John Le Carré Defects: The Headline That Came In From The Cold

A FEATURE on thriller writer John le Carré in the Sunday Times:

“JOHN le Carré: I nearly left the West” – how the writer wanted to “defect to the Soviet Union during the Cold War” – Sunday Times headline.

“I had from time to time placed myself intellectually in the shoes of those on one side of the Curtain who took the short walk to the other… Only when traduced by your editors does it acquire such disproportionate and damaging significance” – John le Carré letters to the Sunday Times

How newspapers work…

Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Broadsheets | Comment (1)

David Miliband Gordon Brown Caption Contest

HAVING told Vladimir Putin in no uncertain terms that if Russia continued to roll guns and tanks into Georgia he would be very, very displeased, Foreign Secretary David Miliband is keen to show that their is no Cold War between he and Gordon Brown.

As DM says to the PM:

“Until such a time when Gordon Brown, should he, possibly, sort of, feel old and tired and useless, I will continue to honour him as the terrific leader he is, unless, of course, the man no-one ellected to be Prime Minister should see fit to answer the prayers of millions of backbenchers and step down immediately, sort of…

“In the meantime, Mr Brown should not lower himself to sack me, because as a strong man and a man of untold strength and courage he knows better than to listen to idle rumour and unsubstantiated articles in the national press that I Miliband want his inherit his job, his home, his children and his rare fortitude…etc.

Your captions please…

Posted: 23rd, September 2008 | In: Photojournalism, Politicians | Comments (9)