KROKODIL

FrontCover

BackCover

InsideFrontCover

In case you are wondering, below is a real crocodile, courtesy of Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia.

RealCrocodile

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

Transportation,

NowWhat

 

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.

TrainWreck

Resourceful folks, making their own entertainment.  I love the people sprawled out, or sitting, waiting for the fun to begin.

SharpCurve

OK, on to Yuppies.  I am heartened to see that yuppiedom is universal.

YuppyDINKs

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.

GrandparentsBabysitting

Of course, not all yuppies are DINS’s or KINK’s as the above shows.  They are, however a bit self centered.  Their grandchildren?

 

Relationships

MenAndWomenTelephone

 

DragonSlayerOne

 

DragonSlayerTwo

 

Golddigger

 

Well, on to Workers.

RoadWork

BadHairCut

ModernTeaching

Maybe I should have put that under education.

GoodWorker

Well, we have heard from the workers, now how about management.

BicycleByCommittee

 

ManagementOne

 

ManagementTwo

 

ManagementThree

 

BridgeInspection

 

 

WildlifePerserve

 

Well from workers and managers to the environment.

NoisePolution

 

 

CorporateThinking

Well, I guess this also could have gone under management…

 

Polution

 

PolutionTwo

 

PolutionThree

 

EnvironmentallyUnaware

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.

ChefsSurprise

 

 

ChefsSurpriseTwo

 

And I guess this one too could have gone under management.  Well, on with our cuisine cartoons.

ChefsSurpriseThree

 

Which leads into Alcoholism

 

Alcoholism

More poignment than funny.

Well then,  a quick look at Russian (Soviet?) humor.

Until next time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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