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Superficially, this looks like it should go in People and Klatsch, but the refrain is brilliant, possibly accidentally insightful.

Gloss: Miss Russia Contestant Natalia Pereverzeva Says Super Weird Stuff About Russia At Miss Earth Contest

So she is proud of Russia because it has greenery and is cow-like. The correct answer is always "freedom," so she got that question wrong, but no matter. This is where the matter part comes in:
`But my Russia -- it is also my poor, long-suffering country, mercilessly torn to pieces by greedy, dishonest, unbelieving people. My Russia, it is a great artery, from which the `chosen' few people draining away its wealth. My Russia is a beggar. My Russia cannot help her elderly and orphans. From it, bleeding, like from a sinking ship, engineers, doctors, teachers are fleeing, because they have nothing to live on. My Russia -- it is a winner which has overthrown fascism but bought the victory at the expense of lives of millions of people. How, tell me, how and why does nationalism prosper in this country? My dear, poor Russia.'
Lady. The correct answer is "freedom."

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 03:59:40 AM EST
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Apu is taking his US Citizenship test)

Proctor: All right, here's your last question.  What was the cause of the Civil War?  
Apu: Actually, there were numerous causes.  Aside from the obvious schism between the abolitionists and the anti-abolitionists, there were economic factors, both domestic and inter--
Proctor: Wait, wait... just say slavery.
Apu: Slavery it is, sir.
- "Much Apu About Nothing"

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 06:46:37 AM EST
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