Honey, I’m on my way!

August 15, 2011

Blog Guy, you know that place in Siberia you say is the goofiest place on earth? I think you call it Wackytown, and you organize tours there.

Sure. Krasnoyarsk. There’s no other place like it. You should come with us. What are you looking for?

Well, this is kind of delicate. I like to go where I can find a little honey, if you take my meaning. I love my wife, but, you know…

Wait. Um, are we talking about…

You’re a man of the world, Blog Guy. Do I have to spell it out? I need something sweet, if you catch my drift … Does Wackytown have what I’m looking for?

I believe they do. I can arrange an introduction for you to the Honey Club over there.

They have a CLUB? Man, Krasnoyarsk is one swinging place! I’ve just wired you my non-refundable $4,000 deposit! Tell the Honey Club that Slick Jimmy is on his way!

Okay. Let the good times roll…

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Enthusiasts gather to drink medovukha, an alcholic honey based drink similar to mead, during a meeting of the Honey Club in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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The Honey Club could open a branch in Nevada. There’s a whole lake of that potable brew there.

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

Question: does drinking the stuff facilitate accelerated facial-hair growth, or is it the other way around?

Second question: do they sing the Monty Python ‘Lumberjack’ song at the start or the finish of each meeting?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Nice wallpaper. They look like some Civil War re-enactors. From Virginia.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

I don’t like Slick Jimmy….

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

I don’t think those guys in the Honey Club are gonna be too crazy about him, either…. Still, I have his non-refundable deposit for the trip.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

What’s with the painted backdrop? Do they use the same room later for the Quilting Club?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

I just checked online and you get get that log cabin wallpaper at Willimas-Sonoma for $299 per roll.
Crusty old geezers cost extra.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Someone should tell the poor soul in the uniform that the revolution is over …

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive

Top pic looks like a scene out of Fyodor Dostoevski’s The Brothers Karamazov.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I think you’re all missing the important thing here – MEAD! :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Crow,
I got it right away. There’s a Lake of the stuff in Nevada.

On further thought, could this be the Krasnoyarsk version of that Canadian favorite “Red Green”?

Posted by FriscoJohn | Report as abusive

I wonder if they use different back drops on different walls. They could host several club meetings for different beverages. Provided they have different beverages…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I think Krasnoyarsk should be in the tag cloud cause gee whiz does it offer a lot of material for this blog!

@ladylala, Lamar could totally beat up Slick Jimmy. Totally.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Well, hmmmmm. Actually, it IS its own tag, but only the top 50 or so actually show up on the cloud. Don’t worry, at the rate it’s growing, it will be visible soon enough.

Until then, bookmark this: http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/ta g/krasnoyarsk/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

CG, I agree, MEAD!!!!
And those mugs/shot glasses/tiny pewters are not enough!
Or are they?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This post reminded me of that series of paintings showing Dogs playing poker…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogs_Playin g_Poker

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

We’re from Krasnoyarsk and we’re OK
We drink all night and we sleep all day
Our beards are long
Our mead is sweet
And we wear high heels upon our feet
We’re from Krasnoyarsk and we’re OK
We drink all night and we sleep all day
We live in a fake log cabin
We think is very fine
We got it at Williams-Sonoma
On sale for $899
We’re from Krasnoyarsk and we’re OK
We drink all night and we sleep all day

Please feel free to add your own verse.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

That just may earn you Comment of the Month, Nosmo…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

@Nosmo, FTW! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

We’re from Krasnoyarsk and we’re OK
We drink all night and we sleep all day
We have our crazy ways
to while away our days
We never shy from labour
We let our men pull trains
and we make sure they do it with their hair!!
We’re from Krasnoyarsk and we’re OK
We drink all night and we sleep all day

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Shra – lol!

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive