YSaC, Vol. 1781: Of all the vodka joints, in all the towns…

2014 November 12
by Irregular Fractal


POCTOB BELHKTLI. A genuine ceramic tile with a glossy finish. This art tile has a picture of a temple I believe.  This was made to be used as a wall hanger or trivet. Wonderfully crafted and charming piece. 6 inches Wide X 12 inches tall… including metal frame


Last night we said a great many things. You said I was to do the cooking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re getting on that plane with Vladimir where you belong.

But, Rostislav, no, I… I…

Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up as sous chefs in a cheap Wolfgang Puck knockoff chain.

You’re saying this only to make me go.

I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Putin. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that soufflé hits the ground and you’re not with him to catch it, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

But what about us?

We’ll always have these burn scars on our fingertips.  It doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little short order cooks doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.  More of a small pile, really.  Like half a can.  Someday you’ll understand that.  Here’s looking at you, comrade.

спасибо, Rachel!


13 Responses leave one →
  1. 2014 November 12

    Poctob Belhktli is my Moroccan/Russian fusion restaurant. I’ve decorated it to look like a Sunni Muslim/Russian Orthodox temple.

    Adores: 4
    • 2014 November 12
      Demon Duck of Doom permalink

      Mmmm…. Morussian food is my favorite. The borscht-cous is killer.

      Adores: 3
  2. 2014 November 12
    MissMommyNiceNice permalink

    Of all the gilded Orthodox temples in all the world, you had to walk into this one. Well, how do you like them onion domes? Play it again, Serge.

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    • 2014 November 12
      nojazzhere permalink

      Word of caution….I used my Picasso etching wall hanger as a trivet….while it still looks kinda like a Picasso, it ruined the bottom of my hot pan ….and good pans can get expensive. Just sayin’…..

      Adores: 3
    • 2014 November 12
      Irregular Fractal permalink

      In Soviet Russia, Serge play you!

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  3. 2014 November 12

    I want to like your build-up, IF! Many doors, fling it again.

    Adores: 3
  4. 2014 November 12

    Here, Ninja Chow! Come on, sweetie! Good dog! Punchity Punch Punch!

    Let go of my ankle. Nice doggie.

    Good Morning, Comrades in Snark!

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    • 2014 November 12
      MissMommyNiceNice permalink

      In Soviet Russia box punches you!

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    • 2014 November 12
      Ninja Chow permalink

      Oops, sorry Windy, you startled me when you woke me up, I was having such a nice nap in the box.

      Adores: 1
  5. 2014 November 12
    Ralph permalink

    For some reason many pictures of Rostov are of the front of its kremlin. Here’s one of the rear.

    Adores: 2
  6. 2014 November 12
    HamCan permalink

    Finally!! Something to hang on my lacawates valtrus-suka!

    Adores: 3
  7. 2014 November 12
    Meg permalink

    Aren’t all temples designated ‘I believe’?

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  8. 2014 November 12
    !!! permalink

    “Genuine ceramic tile”. I didn’t know ceramic tiles had become so expensive that people were creating knock-offs.

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