Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Soviet icon surprises polar scientists

Scientists trekking across a little visited part of Antarctica have discovered a bizarre relic of the Soviet Union is dominating the South Pole of Inaccessibility.

In the middle of no-where -- literally the point on Antarctica furthest from the sea -- an imposing bust of revolutionary Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin peers out onto the polar emptiness.

(Via Dark Roasted Blend.)

Is it just me or does this strange find recall the ending of "Planet of the Apes"?


Elan said...

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty Commies!

Mac said...

Ever read Jack Womack? This could be a plot element from one of his novels.

w said...

I don't care if rains or freezes
Long as I've got my plastic Jesus.

Segue to:

All I need is a tent with gin in
Long as I've got my plastic Lenin.

Reading the article I had the revelation -- Of COURSE the bust was plastic (i.e., not stone or metal). They had to TOTE the damn damn thing halfway across the frozen, trackless wastes of Antarctica!