So I was watching this YouTube video yesterday:
because I love all things Russell Brand (even though, sometimes my love of him disgusts me a little bit – not because he’s a complete womanizer, but because sometimes he looks [especially in this video] exactly like an ex-boyfriend of mine who, while a lovely fellow, isn’t at all who I ever picture myself being with [even when we were dating, I didn’t see a future], and the fact that I find Russell sexy scares me a little bit because it reminds me just how much I love men who are completely wrong for me [to say the least]).
So, I was watching that YouTube video, thinking that Russell’s apology isn’t exactly characteristic of him and wondering how much his public statement was motivated by his wanting to save his career, and how much was motivated by a true change of heart (a la Mel Gibson with that whole Jew-hating thing), when I stumbled upon the comments about the pic of Stalin behind him. People are saying that it’s obvious that he’s being insincere/defiant because Stalin is looking over his shoulder.
And THAT got me to thinking about how much I know about Stalin. Which is practically NOTHING (my ignorance is kind of a feat unto itself because my best friend and former roommate of 3 years is a huge history nerd, especially when it has to do with the Germans, and you’d think that I would have at least absorbed some of that by osmosis. Actually, maybe what I DO know about Stalin at this very moment can all be credited to Lindsay). Which made me think that this would be a good Smartifying entry.
Okay, having done absolutely no research above and beyond reading those comments in Russel’s YouTubed (most likely fake) apology,
Here’s What I THINK I Know About Stalin
Okay. Now I’m going to google Mr. Stalin, (Oh, who am I kidding? I’m totally going to wiki him), and I’ll provide everyone with a fantabulous history lesson upon my return. The ignorant educating the knowledgeable! Errr, not so much educating as much as enlightening you as to exactly how unknowledgeable I am.
Go here for Part 2