Nor is it properly said, "there be three times, past, present, and to come": yet perchance it might be properly said, "there be three times; a present of things past, a present of things present, and a present of things future." ~ Augustine of Hippo( Read more...Collapse )
Fragment 1 – everything you have never suspected about WW1 .
The funniest part of all was the ~ 5 minutes long movie explaining WW1. According to it, unlike England, a bare island depending on imperial conquests for its wealth, and France, another cruel empire (footage of French or English beating unspecified exploited natives), huge Russia was interested only in peace, stability and inner economic development, which prompted Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, to organize the Hague peace conference. Unfortunately, the aggressive foreigners brought the peaceful tsar's efforts to naught.
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The resulting war caused much suffering. Englishmen suffered from hunger (footage of pale sad people) and France introduced food stamps (footage of long food lines). In contrast, Russians experienced no such thing. And at this point the about-to-be (re?) educated Russian viewer sees 1001 sausages on a market stand: sausages lying on the stand, sausages hanging from strings, a veritable sea of sausages! The only problem grimly looking Russians in winter coats have is choosing which tasty sausage to buy.