Friday, May 26, 2006

The Ballet Brigade

In further proof that Russia is slipping from its role as a military power they are planning to conscript male ballet dancers. Currently dancers get a deferment from mandatory military service, but in a sweeping reform of the Russian military that has been proposed this automatic exemption my go away.

I can see it now, these stealthy soldiers in ballet slippers striking fear into the hearts of the rebels in Chechnya. With a series of graceful moves they will put down this rebellion that has so long plagued Russia. Bullying is also a huge problem in the Russian military. I'm sure that those problems will cease as well once the ranks are filled with young male ballet dancers.

How I long for the days of the Tsar to return when soldiers soldiered and dancers danced.


Blogger Scheherazade said...

The tsar has "returned." And he dances. Romanoffs in tights.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

I've a new poem up Erasmus. I've also acquired new critics/consorts. Kind and generous ones. But your opinion matters to me--as you've watched me progress--and I love this one the most (along with the sonnet).

Plus, only chicks have responded to this one.

So, I'd like a perspective from "just a guy on a blog"--and after your scotch.

Thursday, June 01, 2006 6:31:00 PM  

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