Irony Curtain

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The photo above is taken from the home page of the official Sochi 2014 website. What do you think – Da or Nah?

On one hand, the ironic – or is it? – double guns move that the guy is pulling is a beauty. The last time that was done un-ironically was when the Fonz did it.

And the hockey hair, straight from Salon Jagr – it too seems like it could be a gag, though I don’t think so.

Like Putin majestically bare-chested astride a horse, both images leave the visitor wondering what the true message is that the Russians are trying to get across. Is the joke on them, or on us?


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