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Putin! ooh, la la!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Aug 22, 2007.


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  1. http://news.aol.com/story/_a/what-was-vladimir-thinking/20070822142109990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    Next Month -- The Men Of The KGB.
  2. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Fortunately, our President does not appear half naked in public

    Photos of bare-chested Putin create stir
    ...few could have predicted the squall of gossip and speculation that erupted after the president stripped off his shirt for the cameras while vacationing in the Siberian mountains last week.

    The resulting images, prominently enshrined on the presidential Web site, inspired admiration, criticism and some racing pulses among his admirers.
    The tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday published a huge color photo of the bare-chested president under the headline: "Be Like Putin." Its excuse? A guide showing exactly what exercises were required to build up a torso like the Russian leader's.
    One radio talk show host speculated the photos were meant to enhance Putin's personal appeal to voters — a strong signal that he doesn't plan to relinquish power. When the commentator, Yevgeniya Albats, went on to suggest the half-naked photo shoot was unbecoming for a Russian leader, female listeners peppered her with e-mails expressing admiration for Putin's physique.

    Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that women who visited its Web site posted comments on Putin's "vigorous torso" and said they "were screaming with delight and showering (him) with compliments."

    Russian gay chat rooms and blogs were particularly intrigued by the photos: Some claimed that Putin, by stripping to his waist, was somehow pleading for more tolerance of homosexuality in Russia — where gays and lesbians are for the most part forced to remain closeted.

    One satirical photo circulating on the Internet jokingly compared Putin's mountain adventure with Prince Albert II of Monaco to the movie "Brokeback Mountain," a love story about two cowboys who conceal a homosexual affair.

  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lemme guess ... 36B?
  4. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    The October issue of Pasty Dictators should sell like hot cakes.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Alexander Nevsky he's not. More like Alexander Pudgsky!

  6. joe

    joe Active Member

  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    JDV has at least a C cup. Putin's a small B . . .
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