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August 15, 2012

Why? Why? Because it's Russia, that's why!

Look, take a revolution that puts the Communists in charge, follow that up with the compulsive wiping out of the intellectual classes in their millions by Stalin, add in the massive losses in WWII, and then pile on the slow seepage of brains to the West during the Cold War.... What have you got left? A nation of increasingly stupid people whose gene pool is about two inches deep.

And just in case you don't believe it, here's a traffic report!

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 15, 2012 11:30 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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"Idiocracy", Russian style.

Posted by: newton at August 15, 2012 1:13 PM

Schnorgo!! Schnorgo!!!

Posted by: flannelputz at August 15, 2012 1:21 PM

Don't try this at home, leave it to the Russians. Only they have the requisite training and attitude.

Posted by: chuck at August 15, 2012 1:43 PM

Vodka is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: Rich Fader at August 15, 2012 2:43 PM

Yet the women are super hot when they're young.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 15, 2012 3:57 PM

Add "disciplined and direct dismemberment of the Russian Orthodox Church" to the mix.

Posted by: flyoverpilgrim at August 15, 2012 4:17 PM

The traffic is so bad in Russia that almost every driver has to have a camera running to document the inevitable crashes.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at August 15, 2012 5:43 PM

Bill beat me to it. We've got the same thing in the U.S., except the Russian guys are much tougher.

Posted by: Lorne at August 16, 2012 6:23 AM

You don't have to go to Russia for stuff like that. California's Central Valley will do very nicely.

Posted by: glenn at August 16, 2012 8:17 AM

I don't know. The WalMart people are certainly impressive in their own way, but I've never seen such spectacularly bad driving as in the Russian accident montage. I've lived all over the U.S. and in a number of foreign countries, and every place I've been has had its share of dickhead drivers. But I've never seen anything quite like that before. And note the date/time stamps. These are recent, mostly within the last two months, so it's not like it's something that happened right after the USSR fell, and people weren't used to driving yet.

Posted by: waltj at August 16, 2012 10:14 AM

At least they've got food on the shelves now.

Posted by: BJM at August 16, 2012 1:39 PM

I used to have a Russian girlfriend. She drove exactly like that. Never got behind the wheel until she was thirty. Her solution for every situation was to increase speed.

As for the central valley. I had a stupid woman ass end me in Bishop last month. She hopped out of her car and gleefully announced that there was "no damage", and drove off.

Posted by: Casca at August 16, 2012 1:48 PM

Well, at least she announced it in English....

Posted by: pfsm at August 16, 2012 3:50 PM

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