They’re not likenesses (I did check) and pretty cartoonish. But I do worry about them seeming celebratory or inappropriately trivializing.
(If Putin goes that way, though, I assure the readership it will be a likeness, celebratory, and appropriately trivializing)
You would think Putin would mix it up a little to make it less obvious…
Fair enough, and I look forward to that one
The obviousness is intentional. It’s a message to the rest of them: “I did this, openly. If you step out of line I’ll do it to you too.”
Is it better to just ignore it and hope it all goes away? You know that is not how it usually works, right?
Don’t worry. It is not celebrating the murder but clearly illustrating (at least to most of us) out how grotesquely barbaric the behaviour of the Putin regime is.
This seems like a great time in Russia to push anyone you don’t like out a window. No one will ask too many questions.
However, Putin might consider it an IP violation.
The clumsiness of the excuses are of course the exact point: Putin wants everyone to know these are assassinations, not accidents or suicides, which is why he’s using windows. It’s flashy, public, and the deniability isn’t plausible.
You can have some of mine; I’ve got… something like 99 problems. (but that’s not one of them.)
(Video has naughty words in it, along with the Beetles.)
An unnamed police official
Also, it seems the Indian government/police are on the take as well. Although it could be a case of Hanlon’s Razor as well.
Cops are lazy and suicides mean a lot less paperwork than homicides.
In? Or slightly outside, beneath a window?
Anyway, mystery solved. I learnt today that the Indian word for ‘window’ is the same as the Russian word for ‘door’.
(it’s really not).
Meat Magnate? More like Cement Magnet.
They’ll always have Putin.
Not a problem. Being an oligarch is at least cushier, if not necessarily all that much safer, than getting used to absorb Ukrainian ammunition; so they’ll have mobiks jumping at the chance.
yes putin does not like it when people steal his jokes … especially his favourite running gag.
It’s called Karma.
I really don’t want to see how the sausage gets made.