A wry view of life for the world-weary

Bender Of The Week


As sobriety gradually returns, I extend my thanks to a Russian News Agency, NewsRU, for this story of festive excess.

A man in Primorye, in the far east of Russia, overdid the electric soup a bit with some friends, had a serious fall and when he was carted off to the hospital was declared dead by the medics. So he was put in the local morgue.

But, miraculously, he came to and even more miraculously managed to alert the morgue staff to his predicament – perhaps it is a common occurrence there. Despite his injuries and, doubtless, a hangover he managed to toddle off to join his friends who were in a local bar, necking vodka (natch), holding an impromptu wake in his honour.

I doff my ushanka to him!


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