Almost always; there was a book called Sleepers that was so bad I almost didn’t finish I, but the movie was actually OK.
Am I the only one hearing Andy’s last line in S.L. Jackson’s “tasty burger” inflection?
Alas, the late, great Chicago folk legend Mick Scott never recorded his signature song, “Last One Of The Night People”…………
Yeah – sorry. But you did ask (sort of).
No. Stalin & Mao believed in Stalin and Mao.
I mean, I’m sure Uncle Joe was a True Believer at some point, but by the time he’s consolidated power in ’28 or so, he had no more dedication to the principals of Marxism than GW Bush does to those of democracy.
And even if their words did outweigh their actions, they professed communism, not socialism; these are not the same thing.
What does that drivel have to do with anything?
The key to your statement (and what renders it meaningless) is the word “claimed”; none of them were, in fact, socialist.
I (who see travel as a voyage, an adventure to be relished) just ended a 22-day, 14-state, 5135-mile, 2-sons, 5-grandkids, 3-friends, 1-mother-in-law, 2-legendary-roads, 3-blizzards road trip with a wife/navigator who sees travel as a series of destinations, with the intervening parts as obstacles to be overcome as quickly as possible (and has no sense of direction with which to do the navigating…).
I like this cartoon……..
“Normal” is just a setting on the dryer.
In 50 years, I have, twice. Once was Filipino weed, which we don’t get since we ended our 100-year war there in 1998 (the Marine I got it from said you could go 100 yards off-base & buy a garbage bag full for $5), and once, as bartman666 suggests, was Thai stick (note the spelling, bart….), which we don’t get since we ended our occupation of Thailand in the ’70s; I got it from a dormmate who had just separated from the Air Force after a tour there.
I have seen things sold as “Thai stick” sine then, but it has all been bright green, tied to a bamboo skewer with monofilament fishing line; the actual article was dark brown, tied down to it’s stem with hemp fiber.
My sons tell me the stuff now is much better than what we had back then; I remind them that I actually had what we had back then……..