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Sunday, 18 February 2018

18 February 2018. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Horns and Hoofs: Goat is Man’s Best Friend



Having a pet goat can be just as much fun as having a pet dog as the story of Jack Barrett, a football fan from Burnley in England, shows. They even hang out together in a local pub. Barrett, 40, loves spending time at the Angel Inn with his goat Eric, whom he named in honour of Eric Cantona, the legendary Man United forward. The owner says his pet friend enjoys being around people. Eric the goat is also familiar with fashion… his owner dresses him up before going out. Barrett jokes his goat leads a healthy lifestyle despite his regular appearances in the pub, having no alcohol, and only crisps as treats. Barrett, the father of two kids, said to the Mirror:

He only ever has water. I wouldn’t give my child beer, so why would I give it to my goat? He absolutely loves Quavers.

17 February 2018

Sputnik International



Saturday, 6 January 2018

You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Phallic Feat: Hindu Monk Moves Van With Penis


Giving up all worldly possessions in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment, India’s Sadhu monks display feats of physical strength many of their less-spirited fellow-males can only dream of. One Sadhu, a holy person in Hinduism and Jainism, used his penis to pull a van in a stimulating show of spirituality during the Magh Mala festival annually held in India’s northern city of Allahabad. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims gather on the banks of the Triveni Sangam where three holy rivers… the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati…  converge during the Hindu holy month of Magh.

Sadhus reject worldly life in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment. They lead a life of celibacy, ascetic yoga, and search for enlightenment; they wander from place to place, surviving off alms and the goodness of others. Renouncing material possessions, some of the Sadhus even go naked and perform feats of physical or mental strength, which they believe can break the cycle of reincarnation. One Sadhu became famous by lifting a 35-kilo (77-pound) brick with his penis at a fair in Pushkar. Hindus revere Sadhus as representatives of the gods. Being a Sadhu is one of the stages of life people expect to pass through.

5 January 2018

Sputnik International


Monday, 6 July 2015

6 July 2015. URA! Baba Came to Visit!

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Can you think of a bigger thing for a little one than a visit from Baba? I didn’t think so! That’s something the same throughout the world… grandkids LOVE their Babi and Dedi… you can put that in the bank…


Thursday, 18 June 2015

91-year-old Toktogonov Altybasarova Died … She Mothered 150 Children Evacuated From Besieged Leningrad

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Toktogon Altybasarova, a kolkhoznitsa* who became a substitute mom for 150 orphans from the siege of Leningrad, died in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev expressed condolences to her family and friends, writing, “During the Great Patriotic War, Toktogonov Altybasarova mothered 150 children from besieged Leningrad. Although she was only 16-years-old, she surrounded these children with care and attention, conveying to them a sense of intimacy and warmth. In doing so, Toktogonov took their mothers’ places”. She was only 16-years-old when she helped the new arrivals from Piter in Issyk-Kul Oblast. After the war, her kids dispersed throughout the country. In addition to these foster children, with her VOV vet husband, she raised eight of her own, having 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Altybasarova’s funeral and burial was in her native village of Kurmenty in Issyk-Kul Oblast.

  • Kolkhoznitsa: collective farm woman, female peasant

15 June 2015




The local selsoviet* appointed her the caregiver of the children from Piter… she carried out this duty admirably and without fault. These were the sort of people who made up the USSR! The American “conservatives” and neoliberals lie in virtually everything that they tell you about the Soviet reality and legacy. Altybasarova incarnated the sort of selfless loving people for whom God spares us from our deserved punishment. Yes… there are decent caring people out there, and they do touch hundreds of lives for the good… but they’re unknown, unlike the uncaring grasping bastards who hog the headlines. I have no doubt that Toktogon Altybasarova touched many lives. The world is a better place for people like this. I bow low before her memory. Light a candle this Sunday in her memory… remember, you can light a candle for anyone… we’re Christians, that’s what we do.

  • Selsoviet: Village Council

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