Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Only Contest in which Judges are Reduced to Tears by Contestants

Babushkas, breaking out of their stereotype as Russia's solid, stolid backbone, go fashion forward, per this item in the Washington Post. No word on how the winner placed in the Berating Youth category.

Don't be fooled, though. These ladies will still spear your kidneys with a sack of potatoes if you don't move through the Metro doors fast enough. And ladies, if you sit on a park bench in cold weather, be prepared to learn how that will make you sterile. Frankly, with the eventual dying out of the babushkas, one wonders how the country will function given their omnipresence.

That contest reminded me a bit of this contest among Britain's finest:

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