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Have a Baby, Win a House 
12th-Sep-2007 06:12 pm
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ULYANOVSK, Russia (Reuters) - The governor of a central Russian province urged couples to skip work Wednesday and make love instead to help boost Russia's low birth-rate.

And if a woman gives birth in exactly nine months time -- on Russia's national day on June 12 -- she will qualify for a prize, perhaps even winning a new home.
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Russia wants to reverse a trend in which the population is shrinking by about 700,000 people a year as births fail to outpace a high death rate boosted by AIDS, alcoholism and suicide.
Comments 
13th-Sep-2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Make love, not memos!
13th-Sep-2007 01:56 am (UTC)
I find it ironic
You're always quixotic
Seems a little sardonic,
Leaves me feeling neurotic.
13th-Sep-2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Nice.

Several years ago there was a meme to make all of your posts one day "quixotic," I think because they had a "top moods" list or something. I using quixotic as my default mood. Partly it's to be weird, but it's technically accurate: I've had a copy of Don Quixote in my backpack for several years with a very slowly advancing bookmark.

And if you subscribe to a mystical viewpoint, we're all quixotic: confused about the true nature of ourselves.


Pfoots said he came up with a DJ DQ character; a white guy who pretends he's a hip-hop artist. I've been imagining a present-day Quixote movie replacing stories of knight errantry with Westerns. Undertaking such a project, though, would be rather quixotic.
13th-Sep-2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
If you haven't seen Terry Gilliam's documentary about his failed (?) attempt at making a movie of the book DQ, you must. It is one of the most incredible pieces of artwork I have EVER witnessed. That man is such a genius that I think he even freaked himself out with that one.
15th-Sep-2007 06:35 am (UTC) - I see red!
Thanks for the link. Though after reading this post of yours, maybe I should move to Russia and attempt to save the redheads by procreating there? It'd be one way to own a house again... hee. Blessings! alison
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