Thursday, June 29, 2006

Putin Kisses Boy on Stomach in Public Act of Creepiness

I guess if you can't disrobe and kiss young boys on the stomach, what's the point of being President?

Okay, sorry, sorry. Forget the jokes. I'm asking seriously: What do you think was going through the brain of Russian President Vladimir Putin to cause him to kiss a little boy on his abdomen?

Do you find this creepy? Because I find it creepy. In fact, I'm pretty sure everyone finds it creepy. But maybe Russians do not agree. Can someone elucidate? Is this something that happens frequently in Russia? I mean, I know Russians one-up the European two-cheeker kiss-kiss with the Russian trifecta, but still.

My dear Russian readers, (a girl can dream, can't she?) I don't mean to offend. In fact, I sympathize. I mean, it must be obvious that we here in the States have grown accustomed to our fearless leader putting body parts where they don't belong. Of course, our President -- at least, ahem, our current one -- usually confines the misplaced body parts to inserting his own foot into his own mouth.

Your leader, on the other hand, seemed to lose his lips, only to find them again on the stomach of a tow-headed, little boy. Gosh, how embar---

Wait a minute. Let's face it. This is still waaaaay less embarrassing than Bush.

So there's that.

But there's still this:



Grody! Somebody get that boy some therapy, STAT.

11 Comments:

Blogger xianfu said...

ok.. now that's weird.. kissing the boy on the stomach instead on the cheeks?.. defying tradition?.. lolz~~ wat a lovely blog here... visit my blog and tell me wat do u think about it InvernoKL keep up all the good works.. rocKZ!! :p take care, xian

12:07 AM  
Anonymous jesse said...

Haha, weirrrd...

Perhaps it has some cultural significance unbeknownst to our Western psyche. At least I hope that's what it is and Putin's not some little boy-lovin' perv.

3:11 PM  
Blogger beervolcano said...

I think he was giving the boy what Bill Cosby would call a "zrbrt" where you blow on a kids belly and make a noise. But you don't just do it to strange random kids and that kid looked pretty freaked out buy the whole thing. Or hey, maybe Putin has a lot in common with Michael Jackson. Who knows?

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a Russian tradition,the whole story was hushed up in Russia and infact was not played on any Russian TV or printed in any local newspaper......that says it all!

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Artyom said...

Hi,

Actually there is a Russian reader of your blog :).

In Russia kissing a child is believed to be a demonstration of kindness. You should not kiss strangers of course, but it's okay to kiss or pate your own child at public.

I wonder why he did it too, but the story seems to be fun, rather than creepy. And unlike anonymous said, it was shown on a Russian TV :).

4:20 PM  
Blogger rockthefaces said...

C'mon, who HASN'T kissed a few kids on the stomach, right? Am I right, people? Hello? Um...yeah. I'll be over here, then.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Russian. I confirm that in Russia kissing an unrelated child in his stomach is considered gross and creepy.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putin had performed a rare Eastern Orthodox custom which involves removing a child's belly button lint for good luck (as a kiss). Relatives usually do this. It is similar to spitting on the bride (Greek Custom) as she walks down the aisle.

To have the President perform this custom should make the boy's family very proud.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you left wing nothing........you are non-essential....and nobody cares what you think. remember that, nimrod.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous fuck you said...

fuck you fuck fuck fuck fuck vuck you dipshit liberal asshole!!!!!!!!!

2:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting to note that Alexander Litvinenko, the man murdered by radioactive Polonium-210, claimed that Putin was a pedophile four months before his murder.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=18244

12:45 PM  

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