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November 12, 2007 2:31 PM   Subscribe

In October, Vladimir Putin posthumously awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation to George Koval, who, using the code name Delmar, successfully penetrated the Manhattan Project as an agent for the Soviet Union. But, he wasn't the only one. Some think the award is just a disinformation campaign orchestrated by the Russians.
posted by Xurando (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some think the award is just a disinformation campaign orchestrated by the Russians.

That link needs a batshitinsane tag.
posted by nasreddin at 2:42 PM on November 12, 2007


delmoi!

I goddam knew it.
posted by Wolof at 2:59 PM on November 12, 2007


I think there is a crack in your foil hat liner.
posted by caddis at 3:22 PM on November 12, 2007


Is this post about Putin handing out an award? Or about the Manhattan Project? Or batshitinsane conspiracy theories? Or what?? I WANT TO BELIEVE!
posted by languagehat at 3:32 PM on November 12, 2007


You forgot the Putin-Batman connection.
posted by b1tr0t at 3:53 PM on November 12, 2007


I WANT TO MAKE-BELIEVE
posted by Poolio at 4:22 PM on November 12, 2007


That link needs more scare quotes. "William Parcher" told me so.
posted by dhartung at 5:42 PM on November 12, 2007


I "love" quotation "marks." They're so "helpful."
posted by miss lynnster at 7:14 PM on November 12, 2007


I don't "understand", miss "lynnster" (if "that" is "indeed" your "name"). What do you "love" about "them?"
posted by yhbc at 7:24 PM on November 12, 2007


Putin scares me.

I'd hate to be alone in a room negotiating climate change or something with him, I'm sure he'd show me photos of my kids tied to a chair with some uber cruel looking dude in a vinyl jacket standing over them with a chainsaw.
posted by mattoxic at 9:22 PM on November 12, 2007



Putin scares me.

I'd hate to be alone in a room negotiating climate change or something with him, I'm sure he'd show me photos of my kids tied to a chair with some uber cruel looking dude in a vinyl jacket standing over them with a chainsaw.


He's a judo master, too.

True story: there's a contemporary Russian novel in which the leader of the insurgency in Chechnya challenges Putin to single combat--but he has to find him first. So Putin straps on a bunch of guns, gets in a helicopter, and flies to the mountains to kick the guy's ass.

Imagine a book like that about Tony Blair. Pfft.
posted by nasreddin at 9:33 PM on November 12, 2007


It baffles me that Putin has not introduced, as some forgotten Tsarist custom, a ritual of bonding with visiting leaders by means of a friendly judo match.
posted by darth_tedious at 9:48 PM on November 12, 2007


I was just "commenting" because I really "liked" the way this "link" was "written."
posted by miss lynnster at 10:02 PM on November 12, 2007


Miss Lynnster: If you take the words in quotes, project them against the wall, and then push all the text together, you'll notice that the spaces between the words form a message-- a message none will ever believe.... unless you separate the negative space- formed message back into the originally spaced lines, then re-examine the projected words, then extrapolate the larger context from those words... and then put those words, in quotes, on a blog.

Even then, only a small proportion of your readers will become aware of the hidden message, and only the most dedicated will take the extra step of exhuming Prescott Bush's corpse and prying apart the locket in its left vest pocket, the one that holds the map to the location of the key concealed beneath the false floor within that combination safe buried a hundred paces from the old lighthouse, the key that can be used to unlock the tool shed from which you can retrieve the hammer that you can break open a bottle of Tylenol, which may be of help at some point in this process.
posted by darth_tedious at 11:00 PM on November 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Must"...get..."tylenol"...
posted by lathrop at 6:22 AM on November 13, 2007


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