7 response to "Rasputin"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 26, 2020

    “What does mural mean? mural is defined by the lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries as A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall.”

    Doesn’t say that wall can’t be the side of a trailer. 🙂

    Ok, I skipped Modern World Civ that day apparently — why would Rasputin be America’s favorite Russian?

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 26, 2020

      The parenthetical print says “Imperial Stout,” so the whole line is “America’s favorite Russian imperial stout.”

      Don’t ask me what an imperial stout (or Russian imperial stout) is. I assume it is some kind of strong beer-like substance, but I’ll leave the definition to someone else to look up.

      However! Here is a bit of a twisted path that has nothing to do with bicycling or beer! It came to me while pedaling today after taking the photograph. Those of you who know the identity of Ras Tafari will probably know the meaning of the word “ras.” If you separate Rasputin into two words, you would have “Ras Putin.” That would be “Lord Putin” or “Prince Putin.” Of course, “ras” is not a Russian word, but I bet this has a certain resonance in the Kremlin. 😉

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 26, 2020

        I feel better, thanks!

        They prolly didnt cover that in Modern World Civ anyway. 🙂

        I did get the Putin part …………….. Hmmmmmm

  2. By: NancyG Posted: February 27, 2020

    I would call that a good mural. And a good history (?) lesson.

  3. By: Scooter Posted: February 29, 2020

    I consulted with the judges about commercial works like this, and they said “It depends”, citing such intangibles as artistic quality, originality, interest, and above all on the appeal of the product being advertised. Burma Shave jingles are in, Coca Cola and Aflac ads are out. This one is easily qualifies, getting high marks on all criteria. Nice!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 29, 2020

      A big, beautiful ruling! The best ruling ever! The greatest judges ever!

      PS: Per back channel communications, a six-pack is en route to the judges.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 1, 2020

    Rasputin, He was very hard to kill apparently, sorry not a mural, needs to be painted.

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