In case you are wondering, below is a real crocodile, courtesy of Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia.
And no, I did not feel like getting closer.
OK, on to the magazine.
When I started looking up information on this magazine, google returned all sorts of stories on an epidemic of a flesh eating drug amok in the US. The storie(s) were later proved to be false. Click on over for more information.
The drug, however, does seem to be rather awful, but is known mostly in Russia and Eastern Eurpoe. Wikipedia has an article on the drug itself, from which the following excerpt comes.
Due to difficulties in procuring heroin, combined with easy and cheap access to over-the-counter pharmacy products containing codeine in Russia, use of krokodil has increased. It has been estimated that around 100,000 people use krokodil in Russia and around 20,000 in Ukraine
So, I guess in the US while we have limited access to codeine, we have easy access to heroin, so there is no reason to brew krokodil. However, if you are chemically inclined, see the wikipedia link above.
In any case, this is about the magazine, not the drug.
From a blog, by a Lincoln, UK blogger named John Etty, we have the information that the magazine ran from 1922 to 1991. His blog has several front covers from the magazine over the years.
Wikipedia has a pgae on the magazine, from which we have the following.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the magazine was discontinued. It was reinstated in 2005 in Russia, issued monthly, headquartered in Moscow, and with editor-in-chief Sergei Mostovshchikov. The reinstated version is deliberately printed on old Soviet-style paper.
I wonder what old style paper is like?
Google, as usual, has a bunch of images, about 80 percent of which are drug related, and the rest on the magazine. If you are into photos of flesh eating diseases, click on over. Best wait until after you have had a chance for your lunch to settle.
I have grouped the cartoons, so let us start off with
Well, that is a form of transportation. I threw it in as a nod to my brief stint with an ambulance company a few years ago.
Resourceful folks, making their own entertainment. I love the people sprawled out, or sitting, waiting for the fun to begin.
OK, on to Yuppies. I am heartened to see that yuppiedom is universal.
The above reminded me of an article on Yuppies probably from the California’s Bay area. There was a survey of yuppies, from which was coined the acronym DINK’s or Double Income No Kids. Later a follow up survey on that species and their sex habits, or lack of, found that once a week was more than they could budget time for, even twice a month was more than they could handle, and from that was coined, DINS, for Double Income, No Sex.
Of course, not all yuppies are DINS’s or KINK’s as the above shows. They are, however a bit self centered. Their grandchildren?
Well, on to Workers.
Maybe I should have put that under education.
Well, we have heard from the workers, now how about management.
Well from workers and managers to the environment.
Well, I guess this also could have gone under management…
Ah, yes, the environmentally unaware. Which is worse, the unaware, or aware vandal. We could ask the Utah State Park folks, they might have some thoughts on this.
Well, on to cuisine.
And I guess this one too could have gone under management. Well, on with our cuisine cartoons.
Which leads into Alcoholism
More poignment than funny.
Well then, a quick look at Russian (Soviet?) humor.
Until next time.