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Forget iPhones - 100s Of Russians (& Mickey Rourke) Line-Up For Putin T-Shirts

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While the West is used to long lines of people waiting patiently for the next big thing from Apple, it appears there is another 'must-own' item this summer. As Sky reports, hundreds of people have gathered in one of Moscow's most expensive stores to buy T-shirts with Vladimir Putin's picture on them. Somewhat amusingly, among the crowd was no lesser celebrity than Mickey Rourke who snapped one up.

 

 

 

As Sky reports,

Anna Trifonova and Ivan Yershov, known as the Anyavanya design duo, said their collection was inspired by Russia's numerous victories on the international stage, such as the Sochi Olympics triumph, the world ice hockey championship and reunification with Crimea.

 

Their stall at Moscow's prestigious GUM department store gathered crowds as some 7,000 new T-shirts went on sale. They sell for 1,200 roubles ($33). Putin fans can also buy an iPhone case for 600 rubles ($17).

 

In early June, some 5,000 Putin T-shirts sold out in one day.

 

The collection has 15 T-shirt prints, including Putin wearing military camouflage with the slogan “The politest of people,” and Putin on horseback, with the slogan “They’re not gonna get us”.

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:49 | 5076133 order66
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Bullish.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:06 | 5076239 0b1knob
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:11 | 5076269 zerozulu
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You can sell these Putin's shirts here in the USSA at premium.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:09 | 5076522 bigdumbnugly
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you could probably fetch a bit more for them too with some catchier slogans.

 

these ones are kinda lame - and you can't put 'em to music.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:51 | 5077662 svayambhu108
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Putin is an undercover trickster. And you cannot do order out of chaos if you have a trickster. Just ask Yahweh!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:42 | 5076479 Carpenter1
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I'll take one, and wear it to the next political campaign for whatever jackass is running here in Canada

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:42 | 5078196 LordEffingtonTh...
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Or you may even like this one:  <a href=http://www.cafepress.com/mf/79538409/elevator-farts-get-you-high_tshirt?... Elevator Farts get you high</a>

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:08 | 5076255 ilion
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Would anybody line up for Obummer t-shirt? Anyone?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:13 | 5076296 0b1knob
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:10 | 5076642 forensicator
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@0b1knob and it's full of shit

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:43 | 5076481 Cacete de Ouro
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I'd buy a Barry Bathhouse t-shirt for a couple of bucks.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:21 | 5077051 BLOTTO
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Whats wrong with a t-shirt with a pic of Obama wearing his 'mom' jeans peddling a tandem bike with Michelle?

That would sell guaranteed.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:35 | 5077626 Anarchy 99
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with michelle in the front seat

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:49 | 5076134 The Phallic Crusader
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fucking awesome

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:52 | 5076146 SHEEPFUKKER
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Where's the two-fer spiderman towel?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:52 | 5076149 sdmjake
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:00 | 5076196 power steering
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Yeah but Putin has a tattoo of Steven Segal

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:05 | 5076236 Divided States ...
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I used to have a PAUL FRANK t-shirt also....but then i chucked it into the trash can because it resembled some clueless monkey named Barry.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:01 | 5076198 Herd Redirectio...
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Japan sending irradiated cars to Kyrgyzstan!  Geez...

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:20 | 5076720 JenkinsLane
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The ECB took them all as collateral during LTRO.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:04 | 5076225 MeMongo
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"A prayer for the dying" Mickey Rourke was the shit! Now not so much...kinda looks like an ex junkie!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:19 | 5076324 Freddie
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Mickey made a lot of career and life mistakes but he was the first person to own up to it.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:21 | 5076726 JenkinsLane
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His Irish accent was shit. I thought he was great in Angel Heart though.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:50 | 5076136 Grande Tetons
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Che Putin. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:44 | 5077694 JuliaS
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"Che" in Spanish means "man", "dude", "guy" and other similar things depending on dialect.

In Russian "Che" is derogatory for "what" as in "what the fuck are you looking at?" Quite fitting in this context.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:52 | 5076145 jmcadg
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So will the American sheeple hate him for being a 'Communist' now? Will he get death threats like the Dixie Chicks? American sheeple do not see their own cool right before their eyes :(

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:55 | 5076155 NoDebt
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Well, how "communist" he is relative to our president is a debatable topic.

Personally, I wouldn't be making death threats against Putin, even if I hated him.  Just doesn't seem like a good idea.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:07 | 5076240 power steering
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Kim Jung Obama is more a commie than Putin

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:50 | 5078032 JuliaS
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Richard Gere Deja Vu. He destoyed his career for a decade, before it became fashinable to hate Bush and his war. Bad timing.

Years later I recall going to opening of "Fahrenheit 9/11" with a friend. The theater was on the 3rd floor of a mega-mall. The lineup was through the whole theater, through 3 flights of stairs, onto the streets and then for 2 blocks. It was unbelievable how the sentiment almost turned on a dime... though then Moore started singing socialist praises and eventually compared the country unfavorably to Cuba, something that's still a taboo in the US. It did to his directorial career what anti-Bush statements did to Gere. All of the sudden, the brilliant director who made Documentaries a mainstream phenomenon (it was unheard of having one in a theater prior), became a "fat socialist". I still like him and his films. I don't attack him personally. I simply disagree with his pro-socialist views while agreeing with critique of the establishment. He had good ideas and he has exhausted them, passing the torch to other filmmakers.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:52 | 5076150 LostandFound
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LOL

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:53 | 5076153 grunk
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The shirt doesn't look good with mom jeans.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:01 | 5076199 power steering
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That's why Barry didnt buy one

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:54 | 5076168 viedoklis_lv
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Ou boy, from history this one guy cult never ends good for civilization.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:12 | 5076277 Herd Redirectio...
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You talking about the Federal Reserve cult?  The Cult of Yellen?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:32 | 5076405 booboo
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I think he may mean the Greenspam/ Bernanke/ dynamic duo of Jewman And Jawbone #&POW BAM THUD PRINT !@!#$

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:55 | 5076171 realWhiteNight123129
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Go Vlad!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:08 | 5076247 power steering
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European and I'm a Putin

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:56 | 5076174 Sick
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I would not use an Obama T-shirt to wipe my behind.  It is best burned.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:56 | 5076180 Notsobadwlad
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Sorry, not into idol worship... or idle worship for that matter.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:23 | 5076320 Lost_River
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You're right, course.  And I'd like to think I'm level-headed enough to hold to that. 

But am I wrong for wondering, perhaps a little wistfully, what it would be like to have a patriot for a leader?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:16 | 5080223 StychoKiller
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:59 | 5076192 The Phallic Crusader
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Rourke has shrunk in size since "The Wrestler".

I contend by the way, that "Black Swan"  -same director - was basically the same movie.

Some rainy weekend day, why not smoke a ton of weed and watch both back to back...

 

I wonder if wearing a Putin t-shirt would be enough to result in a raid by a SWAT team or detainment by border patrol 80 miles from the border or not being allowed to get on a plane, here in the Land O' The Free...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:02 | 5076205 Herd Redirectio...
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I don't remember Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman (making out)  in The Wrestler.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:04 | 5076218 power steering
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Well did you smoke a ton of weed first?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:09 | 5076260 The Phallic Crusader
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fair enough, and a reason to re-watch Black Swan, but both are artists craving the limelight, both go nuts for it, both have similar endings.  I'm telling you - there's a lot of similarities.

By the way - are you a Kunis or Portman kind of guy?

Theyre both pretty hot but I have the sense you'd get sick of Portman a lot faster. 

 

Plus...she was part of the murder of the Star Wars franchise...

 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:11 | 5076281 Herd Redirectio...
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Jewish princess.  I might lose my mind within 1 day.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:15 | 5076305 edifice
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I've been in love with Portman for a long time. She's exacly my age.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:05 | 5076210 power steering
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A face like a bag of melted caramels

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:10 | 5076271 The Phallic Crusader
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That's just about the most beautifully apt thing I've ever read.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:22 | 5076341 Toolshed
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"I wonder if wearing a Putin t-shirt would be enough to result in a raid by a SWAT team or detainment by border patrol 80 miles from the border or not being allowed to get on a plane, here in the Land O' The Free..."

I wouldn't worry about it since the vast majority of .gov stooges would not recognize Putin if he was standing right in front of them.

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