Keptin! A submarine!
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 97 15:48:08 -0800
Subject: Keptin! A submarine!
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Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gene "Chief Yuckster" Spafford)
This was in my morning Mercury News summary. Although not an interesting
WWW page, per se, the story engenders a number of bizarre images. Here it
is for you to enjoy, too.
Bosses at what was once a high-tech Soviet defense plant have been paying
workers with handouts of the firm's new post-Cold War products -- including
rubber sex aids. Employees at the Akhtuba factory in Volgograd, who have
had no wages for over a year, are not satisfied with being paid in dildos
and are now on the brink of revolt, the Moscow Times said. "We're on the
verge of a strike to end this insulting situation," the chief shop steward
said. The plant had previously made high-precision marine navigation
instruments. For the full text story, see:
Aboard the new Russian guided missile cruiser "Steeli Danov":
"Keptain! A submarine!"
"2000 meters, bearing one-one-oh-oh-oh-OH-oooOOOOH!"
Workers standing arm in arm outside the factory, singing "Take this job
and shove it"
"Honey, I'm home! And guess what? I got a raise!"
"Those bastards -- are they trying to kill me?"
"I'm sorry, that isn't what we need to open a 'layaway' account."
It goes downhill more quickly from here.
© 1997 Peter Langston