We laugh, but Putin's hilariously macho photos help him "stay in power"


#1

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#2

There must be something like Poe’s Law pertaining to the intersection of “Russian Machismo” and “Looking Gay”.


#3

really? I thought it was him killing all his opposition.


#4

When you see the grudging admiration that the Fox News crew has for Putin, the purpose of the macho play-acting becomes completely transparent. Putin would do just as well in America.


#5

Good point, and thanks for seeing it – I’m plenty glad to take your word for it.


#6

Politicians need to remember this strategy can backfire.


#7

Putin has the advantage that, unlike Mike, he doesn’t look like a freakish composite of Mr. Rogers and Gordon Gekko oozing all the charm of a used car salesman trying to hard-sell you the vehicle he’s posing in.


#8

Duh, he didn’t take his shirt off.


#9

It worked for California…


#10

It’s not like Putin was the first…



Never Gonna Give You Brezhneuff! (Never Gonna Let You Gogol)
#11

Sweet baby Jebus, are you trying to burn that image into my retinas?!


#12

Is he wearing pantyhose? I guess it takes all sorts. Not so much Brezhnev as Brezhneuff!


#13

I have been afraid to even contemplate what might be going on below the sash…


#14

It’s bi-Czar, to me.


#15

Czar-curious?


#16

Actually, I meant it to be pronounced in the manner of “bizarre”…


#17

Sweet vintage phone.


#18

Whoever did that gif wins the internet today, no matter what happens on After Midnight.


#19

So if anyone were serious about undermining Putin, they would spread about more pictures of Sad Putin with photoshopped bags under his eyes? Hmmm…


#20