Voices from Russia

Saturday, 11 July 2015

11 July 205. A Blast from the Past… “Podkarpatská Rus” from the 1930s

00 I am Rusin! 24.05.14

For all my Rusin friends out there…

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This reminds all of us Old School “Hunkies”, “Russkies”, “Polacks”, and “Ukies” of the ethnic radio shows that were on every Sunday. This is what you heard after you got home from Church… hey, there’s more than one closet Happy Louie fan out there (c’mon, admit it… gowan… you’re amongst friends)…

BMD

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

7 July 2015. A Blast from the Metropolia Past… Mike Naymick of the “Tribe”

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00 Mike Naymick

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“Tribe” has two complementary meanings here… firstly, Mike Naymick was from the “tribe”, he was “one of us”, he came out of American Slavonia, he was Russian Orthodox, he was an Old School Hunkie. Secondly, Mike played for the Cleveland Indians, “The Tribe”, in 1939-40, and 1943-44 (and for the St Louis Cardinals in 1944). He was 6 foot 8 inches tall (2.03 metres) and wore Size 17 (Size 53 European) shoes! Whew!

BMD

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

13 November 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… The More Things Change…

00 Veterans Day 1988 in Pennsylvania. 13.11.13

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The above image is from 1988 Pennsylvania… a quarter-century ago. Yet, things haven’t changed much in po-nashemu land. People are still patriotic… they’re still family-oriented… they’re still faithful. Things are still much the same (despite all the superficial ferment)… in a good way. In particular, the po-nashemu people aren’t busybodies or self-advertisers. They don’t try to convert you… but they’ll be the first one at your backdoor if they find out you’re in a jam. They sure don’t make noise… but they sure do make good sense!

You can follow loud nonentities like Rod Dreher or Terrence Mattingly… or you can follow the good people in the picture. I’ll confide that I’m not alone in preferring the latter…

BMD  

Sunday, 31 July 2011

31 July 2011. Тебе пою, о, огурец! We Praise Thee, O Cucumber!

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Here’s an old Russian trick with cukes… find the biggest pickle you can find, hollow it out carefully, and fill it with… VODKA! What else, you boob, but the REAL THING? Drink it down and eat it up… now, that’s the ticket!

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Cukes rule! 140 million Russkies CAN’T be wrong! The cuke… the King of Vegetables… just as Kielbasa is the King of Meats. Hey, even the Polacks, Hunkies, and Krauts agree with us. Ukes for cukes! How’s that for a slogan?

Let’s SMILE at the GOODNESS of the world…

BMD

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