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during a student assistant's political rant ... - Overheard at the Library

onerarebookSep. 22nd, 2008 03:19 pm during a student assistant's political rant ...

"And besides, there's a point in New York that is just as close to Russia as Alaska is!"

I can't even imagine how this could possibly be true, but please let me know if it is.  :)

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Date:September 22nd, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
There's a place in New Jersey called Russia, does that count?
Date:September 22nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
If you go back several centuries to what was traditional Russia (Muscovia)and you don't count their expansions into other ethnic areas as being "russia" then it could be true. But then again, they expanded into Siberia before the United Stated even existed, if I remember correctly. Not to mention, Alaska, and much of the west coast down to northern California used to be Russian territory.
Date:September 23rd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
See, there's this spot in the basement at the library at Columbia that the Ghostbusters used to use, and they accidentally opened up a wormhole to an undisclosed location outside Ekaterinburg while building the prototype for the ectoplasmic containment unit. It's been used for delivery of fresh borscht to the linguistics department for years. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it before.
Date:September 23rd, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)

you win!

Date:September 23rd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh wait, I know! The Russian embassy to the UN! Technically that's Russian territory, and it's actually IN New York City!
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Dude, in that case, I used to hang out RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the part of Russia that's in DC. Does that make me an expert on foreign policy?
Date:September 23rd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
Holy f**k! We've found our new Secretary of State!
Date:September 23rd, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
Shoot! yu cood be pres'dent!
Date:September 23rd, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Damn! They've discovered the secret KGB teleporter!