I hope my Russian friends got their drink on for New Years because new government regulations have set the minimum price for Vodka at almost twice the previous going rate. Part of this crack down was to not only target rampant alcoholism in Mother Russia but also to curb Vodka bootleggers who have captured 50% of the market.
Please tell me how raising the price of Vodka will curb bootleggers. Won’t they up their production? Or am I missing something?
What I wouldn’t give to see Natasha stomping on grapes. Sigh….
At least The Moose will be safe now cuz Boris is gonna make a fortune with that liquor. 🙂
He seemed like the perfect Russian Bootlegger. I originally had just a guy in a big coat with a furry hat but it didn’t project well that he was the nefarious one. This drove it home.
The bootleggers always have the good sales on things. I’d stick with them
Read the article. They said they were forced previously when restricting when people could buy alcohol to also ban perfume sales during the same time b/c people were just buying that and drinking it.
Cripes! That’s like hiking the price of hockey pucks or donuts in Canada!!
I heard there is a Tim Hortons on every corner.
Good one Bearman What a cool way to put a new spin on a Classic Cartoon 🙂
Thanks…one of my favs that doesn’t get enough attention. Muttley is another.
So that’s why Natasha ‘stick’ around Boris … Vodka goggles!
I LOVE this one, Bearman – one of my all time favorite characters, too! 🙂
I always wondered what she saw in him. He wasn’t even good about being a bad guy.
I know! He never even catch moose and squirrel! 🙂
Awesome. Would’ve also liked to see Natasha somewhere. Or instead of Boris, maybe an old rundown Drago from Rocky IV making his living selling bootleg booze.
I don’t think the president needs to worry about cutting Russia’s drinking problem by a quarter by 2012. By then, there won’t be any drinking, ’cause we’ll all be dead. Dead people can’t drink. 🙁
Not until December of 2012 so he has a whole year to gloat.
Boris looks like he might be tempted to pee in the home brew
No wonder every alley I walk through smells like urine.
I have been to Russia and Vodka was my only food source. I had the bootlegged stuff and despite it tasting like jet fuel, it kept me warm for weeks . And NO it wasn’t because I kept peeing 🙂
But was your pee glowing???
More than likely Bearman. I thought the vodka was much safer than the food 🙁
Ahhh…Chernobyl Burgers aren’t your thing?
It wasn’t so much the Chernobyl burgers as it was two headed cows in the paddocks 🙁
that’s what you say FL 😉
I swear . Freezes before it gets half way down your leg …so not cool 🙂
one of my old favs thanks for bringing it back for me…. you are the best!!
Not the best. Top 10 OK..haha j/k
IT SOUNDS LIKE THE RUSSIA MOB IS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR IN BOOTLEG!
I thought all of the Russian mob was living in the US now.
JUST IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, LA, MIAMI, BOSTON, AND IOWA……….. THANKS FOR THE ADD TO YOUR BLOGROLL!
What is the difference between “bootleg vodka” and “poteen”?
Nothing after the first glassful…
Had to look that one up too “poteen” (unlawfully distilled irish whisky)
My aim is to edjukat folk!!
“Sometimes, it’s not so easy being Fearless Leader.”
It aint easy being cheesy either.
Wonderful Boris is perfect. I’ve eaten Russian food and lived to see another day. On a ‘cruise’ there a few years ago I participated Ina vodka taste contest and won a bottle of vodka which I preceded to drink, sharing some. No headache the next morning! Of course it was not bootleg stuff. Unlike my first experience with Soviet vodka in the winter of ’74 when I got drunk and tried to get in the Neva river. That gave me a nasty hangover
What exactly is a vodka taste contest. I have heard of drinking contests and I have heard of tastings. But I never heard of tasting contests.
Considering the political machine in Russia IS the bootleggers and their offshoots, it only makes sense they should raise the price of the store-bought stuff. Good business sense 🙂
AHHH…now I GET IT.
There’s another Government idea to raise revenue….
Boy thoses guys are smart… NOT!
You know it really doesn’t matter which country you look at, the leadership comes up lame!
I’ll put away my soap box….. sorry…
keep it out…I am sure you will need it this week sometime.
Looks like Boris will have a good new year.
Hope you do too.