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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"I Know I Should Boycott Russian Vodka, But What About Russian Dressing?"

Posted by on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 11:18 AM

All your Russian boycott questions, answered.

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OrdinaryMadness.org 1
Can I still listen to my Yakov Smirnoff tapes?
Posted by OrdinaryMadness.org http://www.ordinarymadness.org on July 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
seatackled 2
Has it been confirmed that Piroshky Piroshky makes hate-free food?
Posted by seatackled on July 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
seandr 3
Kalishnikovs? Uranium ore? Mail order brides? Yakov Smirnoff?
Posted by seandr on July 31, 2013 at 11:26 AM · Report this
4
@1 In Russia, vodka boycotts you!
Posted by carrma on July 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM · Report this
5
So Stoli's NOT a Russian Vodka, eh? Well how convenient. Russian when it suits you...not Russian when it doesn't. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGAGo1gEL…

Posted by Erok on July 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this
DOUG. 6
How about the NHL, which has approximately 30 Russian players?

Also, oil.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on July 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Paul Constant 7
@1: Yakov Smirnoff falls under the "Actual Russian" category. DO NOT BOYCOTT!
Posted by Paul Constant http://https://twitter.com/paulconstant on July 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 8
What about my Dan Savage nesting dolls?
Posted by Gern Blanston on July 31, 2013 at 11:45 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
Fairly sure the only oil we import from Russia to Washington is salad dressing oil. America is a net energy exporter.

What about Russian credit card fraud gangs? Boycott or not?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on July 31, 2013 at 11:48 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 10
@2 - I happen to know a gay man who makes some of those piroshkies. I know that doesn't prove anything about the policies of his bosses, but if you eat there, you are likely eating food that has been manhandled by a gay, for whatever that's worth.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on July 31, 2013 at 11:52 AM · Report this
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What about the fact that ACTUAL RUSSIAN QUEERS are calling this boycott ridiculous?

This whole thing is just typical ego boosting from the straight gays at the Stranger.
Posted by GLITUR_Chad on July 31, 2013 at 11:52 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 12
@11 - Until you have an official statement from the actual Queen of the Russian Gays, blow it out your ass.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on July 31, 2013 at 12:05 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 13
that's CZARINA of the russian gays, thank you, tovarich.
Posted by scary tyler moore http://pushymcshove.blogspot.com/ on July 31, 2013 at 12:17 PM · Report this
michaelp 14
What about Cheburashka???
Posted by michaelp on July 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM · Report this
15
Wow, Mac, you're a moron ;)
Posted by GLITUR_Chad on July 31, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
16
Good to know you all at the Stranger realize what a joke this boycott is. Better hope that Savage isn't checking the site from his vacation, though.
Posted by ian on July 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM · Report this
rob! 17
...Russians who no longer live in Russia most likely hate that shithole more than you ever will!
True enough for the most part, but beware of particular brands of violent homophobic Russian evangelicals in this country:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/10/17…

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/god-w…
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on July 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 18
@15 - And excellent rejoinder sir or madam! You've certainly made your case. Everyone, shut down this boycott; we have third-party confirmation that Russian gays disapprove of this activism and that I am a moron.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on July 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM · Report this
Dougsf 19
Let's just be honest here; Russian dressing is the Vodka of salad dressing. Time to grow up and start using blue cheese.
Posted by Dougsf on July 31, 2013 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 20
This is a joke, right? Just some fun sarcasm? People aren't that stupid, they don't need this kind of guide.

::reads 11, 16::

Oh, yeah.... right. Keep up the good work informing the stupid!
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on July 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM · Report this
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#20 You really don't see how this poster could be mocking the ridiculousness of this boycott? (In case you weren't aware, many gay people do not support this boycott). But maybe you're too stupid to get that.
Posted by ian on July 31, 2013 at 2:46 PM · Report this
fletc3her 22
There are parallels here with the boycotts of France during the Iraq War. Eating freedom fries and drowning French poodles was just silly fun, but boycotts of French wine did catch some notice.

International sanctions hardly work so a low scale boycott certainly won't have any real effect, but it will get some press and that's the real point.
Posted by fletc3her on July 31, 2013 at 2:53 PM · Report this
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I just don't get why the A is upside-down.
Posted by Irving on July 31, 2013 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 24
21, this isn't a popularity contest. it makes no difference whether there are gay people who don't support it or not. there are enough that do, and that's why it's important.

the joke of the podter, as I understand it, is making fun of people who would want to participate in the boycott and not understanding how to go about it. Like stop reading War & Peace or protest a showing of The Battleship Potemkin. It would take some effort to read it as mocking the boycott itself.

Unless, of course, you've got a really huge axe to grind. *ahem*
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on July 31, 2013 at 4:05 PM · Report this

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