For the person who has everything

If you forgot to get a Christmas gift for that friend who has everything, don’t despair, there is a calendar I’m sure they don’t have.

It’s the Vladimir Putin 2016 calendar. CNN reports that each month includes a fabulous photo and quote of the great man himself.  Apparently “the calendars have been a big hit and are already selling out.”  Hmm, cult of personality anyone?

Here’s Pooty-poot contemplating the ides of March:

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and what could be more inspiring than a beefcake Vlady fly fishing in July:

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and lastly, there is this mysterious photo of VP trying to go all “blue steel” up in here:

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Scientific Socialism, or the cult of Pooty-poot

Thanks to The Guardian, which has a tremendous slideshow up this morning on Putin’s teenage fan club.  The photos are the best part but some of the comments are hysterical too.  Here are some of my favorites:

“I like how Putin treats his children and wife, I think he’s a great husband.”  Didn’t Putin cheat on his wife for years with an Olympic gymnast and then recently divorce her?  Here is the fangirl in question:  (she seems like a well-balanced teenager)

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“Putin is my hero, he inspires me, adds science to my actions.”  Hmm, science to her actions?  Scientific socialism?  Scientific kleptocracy?  Scientific imperial aggression?  Here’s our budding scientist in a t-shirt with Putin’s face in the moon.  wow!

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Vika says “Putin is like God to me. I perceive him as daddy. He is a perfect man – politician, sportsman, family man. I want my husband to be like him!”  Another well-balanced individual. She wants a husband that cheats on her and then leaves her for a much younger, athletic type?  Maybe she should check out this guy:

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