Thursday, August 30, 2007

How to know you've been reading too much about Stalin


This morning, while at a bus stop I don't wait at very often, I noticed a sign for Autocraft Driving School, which I read as Autocrat Driving School for at least five minutes, trying to imagine where the name came from - are they that strict? And perhaps you be sentenced to an auto-da-fe if you don't parallel park properly? I'm nearly finished with Children of the Arbat now, and good thing too given the fact that I'm seeing despots everywhere. That and the phenomenal amount of reading on neuron morphology that I have to do!

4 comments:

sheila said...

HAHAHAHAHA

Ted said...

Sheila - I actually wonder what he is doing in this picture - do you know? It looks like he's retrieving a parking ticket (highly unlikely).

sheila said...

I wonder if it was a promotional thing - like: "Look how Russia has the best cars ... we made 5,000,000 cars with our latest 5 year plan ..." Meanwhile, 3 creaky jalopies came out of the factory.

sheila said...

And 100,000 factory workers were sent to the gulag for "sabotage". And that's why he's grinning.

That's my guess.