"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Not about polar bears

Scientists representing the Soviet Union traveling overseas were enjoined from mentioning certain technical topics that might reflect negatively on soviet socialism, and were required to refer any questions about those polar bears to their accompanying commisar.

Wait, did I say "polar bears"? Sorry. Sorry. Never mind. This comment has nothing to do with polar bears. There is nothing here about polar bears.


inel said...

"particularly polar bears"

Wait, here's one polar bear you can talk about: it is cheerfully climbing into a rowing boat, which just goes to prove polar bears are happy that the world is warming—just look at the grin on that big fella's face!

byron smith said...


Only in Soviet Russia...