Monday, November 8, 2010

IN THE MIDDLE . . . (OF EASTERN EUROPE)




In the middle of Eastern Europe there is a large country called Ukraine.  Birthplace of Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, Yiddish folklorist Sholom Aleichem and the founder of Chassidic Judaism the BESHT, of blessed memory (Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, "Master of the Good Name"), Ukraine is also the heartland of Mother Russia and the breadbasket of Europe.  Colby's distant ancestors called it home.  Its now a place that makes homo-erotic, gender-fuck pop music.  If you missed the 2007 Eurovision Competition, you missed Ukrainian drag queen Verka Serduchka-- post-soviet chic has never looked so . . . big and silvery.  Oddly, it compels my arms to swing wildly . . . shoulders shimmy . . . must be tapping into Slav-Mongol genes. . .  Ein! Zwei! Drei!



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  1. You should also see our Monroe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-j0QLYuIEk

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