Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Anniversary of Rasputin's Death

Hat tip to M. Bouffant...

Today marks the anniversary of the death of mad mystic monk Grigori Rasputin. Just about anything you could possibly want to know about Rasputin was encapsulated in disco form by band Boney M. in 1978.

Rasputin is heroically bizarre- it's a heady mix of sheer brilliance and utter stupidity... how else can one describe this particular couplet?

In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze

Please note, the version I linked cuts off the end of the final "hits it out of the park" line, Oh, those Russians. It's the best video I could find, though, because it has the awesome "concert" footage.

As a added dollop of weirdness, the genius-moron behind Boney M. was Frank Farian, who also unleashed Milli Vanilli on an unsuspecting, credulous world.


Hamish Mack said...

Rah rah Rasputin,
Russia's famous love machine.

Why can't I write stuff as good as that?
Boney M or the current version of them toured through my fair city very recently. Still livin' the dream apparently.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A dream to some...

Gotta love Nichol Williamson...

Substance McGravitas said...

Frank Farian

The man was a genius, and Boney M AND Milli Vanilli were good.

Substance McGravitas said...

Also I hate this comment form.

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