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Quit Stalin, and show us the house!

November 30, 2010

HUNGARY/

Blog Guy, your readers have grown very fond of Lamar, who shows up in this blog frequently. I know he’s never photographed, but maybe we could get some kind of behind-the-scenes look at his lifestyle or whatever. He has a lot of fans out here.

HUNGARY/Sure. Maybe you’d enjoy a tour of his elegant home. Welcome to Lamar’s living room…

Golly, I see he has quite a few portraits of Lenin. Is this some kind of radical chic thing?

No, it’s sort of a funny story. Lamar bought a crate of 244 Lenin portraits on eBay, apparently thinking they were Beatles memorabilia.

Lamar mistook Vladimir Lenin for John Lennon? Really? He’s THAT stupid?

Yes, but to be fair to Lamar, I can see how he got confused. The only John Lennon line he knew was, “You say you want a revolution…”

Oh. I guess that would do it. May we see another room?

BULGARIA/Yes, we’re moving into the master bedroom now, but let me warn you about the decor there…

What? MORE  Communist portraits?  Another eBay debacle?

Yes. You see, Lamar thought he was buying souvenirs of the Marx Brothers, but…

 

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Top: A visitor inspects portraits of Soviet leader Lenin in a gallery in Budapest November 23, 2010. The new Hungarian government has decided to sell communist-era relics, including the portraits, in an auction to be held on December 6.  REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Right: Visitors look at a painting, part of the “Totalitarian art” exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Sofia, July 9, 2009.  The portraits in the painting are Karl Marx,  Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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I don’t even want to think about what Lamar was thinking when he bought a crate of Putin pictures or when he visited http://www.putinbay.com.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

well, I am sure what that house needs is a woman’s touch…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

That’s probably what Lamar needs, too, Shra….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Lamar must get paid the big bucks to afford all that just to decorate his dungeon. How very generous of you, BG, to fund Lamar’s insanity so freely.

I think Lamar is probably best from a distance, so he and his house will have to remain touch-free as far as I am concerned. Perhaps there might be a lady-version of Lamar out there somewhere for him…

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive
 

I resent being called stupid. I bought a crateload of what I thought were “S.Palin” paintings, only to discover I had, like Lamar, also been cheated.

Posted by grok | Report as abusive
 

Nice pictures of Lenin.
Has he got any of McCartney, Harrison and Ringo?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

I am telling you all the “lady-version of Lamar” that might be out there somewhere for him is actually Lamar himself doing his Buffalo-Bill impression! And the lambs in his backyard are silent. Very very silent.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Ifly, the thought of that movie makes me feel sick. But it made me aware of something in myself. By saving one person (or dog or cat or horse), I can buy some silence for myself from those I can not save.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

I thought Vladimir was a woman. Wasn’t he one of the Lenin Sisters?

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

You’re right, Slick! I still have vivid childhood memories of Lenin, Engels and Marx, in drag, doing “Mister Sandman” on the old Garry Moore Show!

Good times…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Brilliant, Spin….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Spin, considering some of the possible definitions of “bug,” that sounds positively euphemistic!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Ifly, could the female version of Lamar be the lady that announced the wrong winner of Australia’s Next Top Sheila?
There were only two choices, and she had the actual answer written on the card in her hand, in REALLY big letters, and still got it wrong.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

@Doc, you are a good man.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Gee, Mr. B, you’re the best! An actual photo of my Lamar’s bedroom! I haven’t been this excited since I got my Fabian fanclub card with picture AND signature. I never did believe the gossip mags about him and Annette Funicello but my feelings for Lamar are so much more mature.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

How ever did they get enough rope to hang them all? Part of the bid perhaps…

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive
 

Lady, hopefully you can divert Lamar from Lenin, Stalin and Putin… maybe you could veer him towards Prince Charles… I am sure he can frame those goofy pics up quite well…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Lenin instead of Lennon?

Looks like Lamar got a real “lemon”.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive
 

Lamar has a dungeon? Now I see the attraction.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

@CrowGirl – I’m not sure if that’s a dungeon, or the sub-basement of the Goofy Face Museum and Doughnut Shop.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Basement or dungeon
what difference does it make…
As long as Lamar is on auction
Ofcourse, for Lady’s sake… :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

It hangs the paintings on the wall or it gets the hose again!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Ifly, you’ll probably get the Movie Reference of the Month Award for that, unless, you know, somebody else gets it….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

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