Tag: ceausescu

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The Ancient Romanian Art

I was doing some research for something else when I found an old (previously secret) telegram in the archives of the American State Department that made me laugh. In August of 1976, the “Stejar of Scornicesti”, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceasescu made a rare trip to Chisinau, which was then part of the Soviet Union. He… Read More ›

Where's my fucking brown M&M's?

Romanians Will Also Be Extremely Sensitive Toward Any “Talking Down” By Super-Power

I know with a title like that, you’re probably expecting some kind of extremely lengthy fulmination complete with a million blue links underlined. I know, I know, it’s like the recipe for blogdeath. Write too much = say byebye to your readers. However of course the secret upside to all of that is, of course,… Read More ›

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. -Mark Twain I have a confession to make. Many, many moons ago, my roommates and I were living in a perpetual state of poverty and were looking to make some cash. A friend of ours came across a table of statistics used for some… Read More ›