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Boris Yeltsin, 76, Dies. The former Russian President who transitioned Russia from Communism to Capitalism and Democracy has passed away.
posted by SansPoint (21 comments total)

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He's with James Brown, now.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:01 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


двойной
posted by stumcg at 8:02 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was under the impression he drank alot.

But of course, I think he was entitled.
posted by Ynoxas at 8:03 AM on April 23, 2007


That the man was alive this long is a miracle.

And, at long last, don't we know that being a nice fellow to knock a few back with is not the right yard stick to be measuring a world leader.

R.I.P., Boris.
posted by Dave Faris at 8:03 AM on April 23, 2007


And, at long last, don't we know that being a nice fellow to knock a few back with is not the right yard stick to be measuring a world leader.

Oh, but absolutely. The only valid criterion!

BTW, should I have posted this reply in nickyskye's thread?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:06 AM on April 23, 2007


дубликат
posted by horsemuth at 8:06 AM on April 23, 2007


Never heard of him.

In other news, I hear Boris Yeltsin passed away.

Maybe someone should do a non-misspelled, non wikipedia entry FPP to hold the imminent display of punctu(ation)al respect...
posted by davehat at 8:07 AM on April 23, 2007


He walked life's tightrope without a nyet.

Oh shit, I was gonna use that one for Yakov Smirnov's dot thread!
posted by maryh at 8:09 AM on April 23, 2007


Joshua Bell is playing violin in a subway corridor and only the ghosts of Boris Yeltsin, James Brown, and Anna Nicole Smith are listening.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:10 AM on April 23, 2007


Jane! Stop this crazy thing!
posted by gubo at 8:13 AM on April 23, 2007


How many times must Yeltsin die?
posted by Mister_A at 8:15 AM on April 23, 2007



posted by markdj at 8:16 AM on April 23, 2007


markdj, is that Russian for "." ?
posted by Mister_A at 8:16 AM on April 23, 2007


How many times must Yeltsin die?

Before he sleeps in the sand?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:17 AM on April 23, 2007


How many times must Yeltsin die?

What do you get when you multiply six by nine?
posted by thecaddy at 8:19 AM on April 23, 2007


How many roads must a man walk down?
posted by knapah at 8:22 AM on April 23, 2007


I like waffles!
posted by ZachsMind at 8:25 AM on April 23, 2007


☦☠
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:28 AM on April 23, 2007


Welcome to Metafilter. Famous people are only dead once we stop posting about them.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:29 AM on April 23, 2007


MeTa
posted by Mister_A at 8:30 AM on April 23, 2007


Sorry, knapah, beat you to the Dylan punch. Don't know all the words to that tune, do ya?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:32 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


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