Wednesday, February 25, 2009

a strange image

I happened to glance at the back of a magazine today and saw a picture of a guy with a big birthmark on his head, sitting in the back of a car. I looked closer and confirmed my suspicion - it was Mikhail Gorbachev. In an advertisement for Louis Vitton.

So I cast my mind back 20 years, when Gorbachev was still Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the leader of the Communist Bloc. I write this and it feels like I'm referring to the last monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or something.

And to think - the leader of the Communist world, now selling Louis Vitton. Verily, the world has changed.

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