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August 4, 2013

Bloodhound Gang v. “Cossacks”: Is Death an Option?

Filed under: Music,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 9:24 am

I thought The Bloodhound Gang was lame during its heyday, such as it was, in the late-90s.   Which is probably why they’re playing FSU hotspots like Odessa, rather than the Warped Tour.  While in Odessa, the bassist tried to suck up to the western Ukrainians by using a Russian flag as something that is in very short supply in Venezuela. (Perhaps they got wind of stories like this and figured that an anti-Russian gesture would go over quite well right now.)

Not a bright move, given that the band’s next stop was in Russia.  They were kicked off the bill of a festival in Kuban/Krasnodar.  While hotfooting it to the airport, their car was pelted with eggs and tomatoes (that wouldn’t have happened in the late-90s!, given the economic conditions at the time).  When in the airport, they were set upon by a group of self-styled Cossacks, fittingly dressed in black shirts.  The band was roughed up before security personnel belatedly intervened.

And of course, the Cossacks needed to celebrate their victory over the evil американцы. And since two wrongs make a right, their response to an insult to the insult to the Russian flag was to insult the American flag. Which I’m sure just happen to be readily available in the Anapa airport. Oh, and that was after the “Cossacks” attempted to smother the bassist with it.

Keep it classy, folks. Keep it classy.

Here’s a video of the confrontation (h/t LL). All those thinking of going to Sochi next February might want to take a look, though if you’re so clueless as to still be entertaining that idea, it probably won’t make a dent.

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  1. tit for tat. if snowden gets asylum i dont see why more members of the former republic of ichkeria should not get american asylum as well as any other chechen emigre. russia and kadyrovs thugs have murdered plenty of chechen emigres abroad especially in turkey, they should be given full protection in america as well as anyone else who desires to create shadow governments preparing to take power when russian rule in the north caucasus collapses in a decade.

    Comment by coldwarrior — August 5, 2013 @ 4:51 am

  2. While this proves that tasteless slobism transcends national borders, it does seem that as far as the ruling “elites” go in Russia elite is now synonymous with the tern “Nekulturny”.

    Comment by Sotos — August 5, 2013 @ 6:39 am

  3. what a lovely place Russia is turning into now that any pretenses of rule of law have evaporated and a lovely motley of Cossack groups and nationalists are beating up gays, Central Asians, populations of the North Caucasus, and the Bloodhound Gang. What a bright future.

    Comment by lulz — August 5, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

  4. With all due respect to you all, in this particular case I think “palestinian act” of The Bloodhound Gang took a well-deserved beating.

    Comment by MJ — August 6, 2013 @ 4:05 am

  5. Of course. After all, all the victims of lynchings were guilty.

    Comment by LL — August 6, 2013 @ 4:31 am

  6. @LL Lynching? That comment is most disgusting and voulgar.

    What kind of men do the things that these punks did on the stage? What kind of men defile any flag, let alone the flag of the country they visit? And they are the victims here?

    Comment by MJ — August 6, 2013 @ 9:03 am

  7. I agree. What kind of man rapes an innocent white woman, right? And you tell me he is the victim here?

    If you don’t get what I am trying to say now, I am sorry.

    Comment by LL — August 6, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

  8. […] didn’t even know The Bloodhound Gang was still around. (The one-hit-wonder ‘band’ (?), not the old PBS show, which was […]

    Pingback by Smart Takes(tm) | Rhymes With Cars & Girls — August 6, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

  9. @LL Are you a nutcase?

    Comment by MJ — August 6, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

  10. +++Are you a nutcase?+++

    “Sir, the Private feels that whatever answer he’ll be giving to Drill Sergeant, it will be wrong, Sir.”

    Comment by LL — August 7, 2013 @ 9:41 am

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