Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Court of the Red Tsar

Every one of Stalin’s houses had its own private cinema, and in his last years, the cinema became not only his favourite entertainment but also a source of political inspiration. It was one of the venues from which he ruled the Soviet Empire: this was cinematocracy – rule by cinema.

Stalin loved movies, but he was much more than a movie-buff. The new Communist Party archives in Moscow, and the recently opened personal papers of Stalin, reveal that he fancied himself a super-movie-producer/director/screenwriter as well as supreme censor, suggesting titles, ideas and stories, working on scripts and song lyrics, lecturing directors, coaching actors, ordering re-shoots and cuts and, finally, passing the movies for showing.

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My Little Pony

“I began pouring out my pony gear on top Susan who was still prone on the bed.  While Dakota was outside getting his things, I climbed into my black Lycra second skin.  After a quick brushing out of my tail, Susan wrapped my harness belt around my waist, with the long full tail flowing down my legs.  With a glimpse of remorse, I realized that poor Dakota was left to his own devices in getting tacked up, but Susan already had me slipping away – and certainly one pony could not harness another.  I recall holding out my wrists, one at a time, for Susan to buckle into my cuffs… before attaching the cuff to my wrist; she snugged down the arms of my Lycra suit to partially cover my hands.   Noting the care that Susan took with each of my buckles gave me a sense of pride.  A satisfaction that comes from knowing that I belong to such a woman and at the same time being proud of her for taking such good care of her pony.  This sense of pride would swell to Clydesdale proportions before the night was out!  Placing a Lycra hood over my head, she took great care to not spook me (this was my first time in it) and took the time to make sure it was centered on me and to tuck away any wisps of hair that might be poking out.  Having her stand back to admire her work and then having her place kisses on my exposed face was all I needed to slip away totally into pony space. Once all my gear was on, she left me to check on Dakota.  I could not help beaming at them both while they sorted out getting Dakota’s bridle to fit properly.  I think my last coherent thought was wishing that Dakota be able to get into his pony space as nicely as I was… then Susan scooped up our reins!”

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The New World

Hispaniola is a miracle. Mountains and hills, plains and pastures, are both fertile and beautifulharbors are unbelievably good and there are many wide rivers of which the majority contain gold…There are many spices, and great mines of gold and other metals…”

Christopher Columbus, report to the Court of Madrid 1492

“They…brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for glass beads and hawk’s bells. They willingly traded everything they owned…They do not bear arms, and do not know them…They have no iron…They would make fine servants…With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”

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Boogie

Here’s a bonus one, kids:

Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha/ Orgasmatron (Motorhead)

…and check out Acid Eater live here:

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Blotter

contributed by Babyhuey

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