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When I Hear the Word "Gorbachev," I Think, "Zombies! Zeppelins! Cleavage!"

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Brush up on Russian history and the proper ways to slaughter the undead with the best music video ever.

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  1. The cleavage…the cleavage…

  2. That made my millennium. Awesome.

  3. …and then it rained Levi’s and Twinkies.

  4. And the Twinkies were deep-fried.

  5. Does anything happen after the first shot of the woman cleaning the floor? I find I pause it there and then forget what I’m doing.

  6. Does anything happen after the first shot of the woman cleaning the floor? I find I pause it there and then forget what I’m doing.

    You’re missing the ejaculating twinkies by doing that.

  7. That’s a big Twinkie.

  8. Where’s Guy Montag at? He would have loved this video!

  9. They should fire whoever decided to throw in the product placement. I watched that video four times and I didn’t catch the product placement until the fourth. Almost to much cleavage and zombie killing for me to notice . . . almost.

  10. That made 70 years of communism all worthwhile.

  11. Its okay I guess….I prefer the Bloom County version though, Gorbachev Sings: Tractors, Turnip, Buttocks

  12. That’s So Raven!

  13. I’d like to see a throwdown between music-video Gorbachev and the real Putin.

  14. late stage communism leads to zombies attacking hot chicks.
    zombies lead to a hero that can shoot frickin laser beams out of his eyes.
    shooting zombies with frickin laser beams leads to hot chicks to fall into your arms.
    shooting the last zombie leads to hot dogs, twinkies and liter cola to fall out of the sky.
    food falling out of the sky leads to hot chicks to take off their clothes.
    hot chicks taking off their clothes leads to a visual spectacle – esp when combined with hot dogs, twinkies and liter cola.
    demand for visual spectacles leads to more sapphic activity.
    combining hot chicks and hot dogs, twinkies and liter cola leads to fat chicks.
    combining fat chicks and sapphic activities leads to militant lesbianism – esp as they are rejected from visual spectacles, and the arms of heroes who shoot fricking laser beams from their eyes.
    militant lesbianism leads to communism.
    communism leads to food shortages.
    food shortages lead to:
    1) zombies
    2) fat chicks becoming hot chicks.
    3) late stage communism.

    And late stage communism causes zombies to attack hot chicks….

  15. I’m sad that the first thing I thought of when I saw CCCP was Combined Community Codec Pack. Also that cleavage does the same thing to my brain that a penny does to a vacuum cleaner.
    Gorbachev was dressed like Kratos. I just keep thinking of him saying “I AM THE GORBACHEV!”

  16. In Soviet Union (notices cleavage) . . .
    uh . . . never mind

  17. That there are less than 20 comments after this has been up all day saddens me.

  18. That there are less than 20 comments after this has been up all day saddens me.

    Maybe not everyone has perfected the ability to type with one hand while, um, *mumble mumble* with the other.

  19. When I Hear the Word “Gorbachev,” I Think, “Zombies! Zeppelins! Cleavage!”

    Well, now I do.

    What an awesome video.

  20. Oh my sweet holy Jeebus, that was perfect. It should be administered as an antidote to the Rickroll.

  21. That video achieves levels of awesome I thought only possible through the combined efforts of the greatest minds in human history.

    I’m not sure if the Gorbachev nostalgia ‘implies’ a (subconscious?) disappointment in V. Putin, but it might.

  22. Depends how well this band captured the zeitgeist, I reckon.

  23. … of course in Russia this is viewed as a nasty putdown of Gorby, not any kind of nostalgia…

  24. …Nasty as in “deservedly nasty” of course.

  25. Hmmm…the subtlety would seem to be lost to Americans. Oh, we see the irony, but typically there is at least some affection for somebody who can be made the subject of such awesomeness.

  26. That there are less than 20 comments after this has been up all day saddens me.

    The thing that saddens me is that the thread has been posted for all this time, and still no one has pointed out how badly the music accompanying the video sucks. For this reason alone it cannot be the coolest video ever.

    And even if you muted the sound, there’s still a douchebag in it, which would also disqualify it for best music video ever.

  27. If they re-edit the video so that the douchebag singer dies violently, and then resubmit it, it could again compete for best video ever.

  28. OK, the singer’s not the greatest, but Chino Morenos and Devin Townsends don’t grow on trees.

  29. The thing that saddens me is that the thread has been posted for all this time, and still no one has pointed out how badly the music accompanying the video sucks. For this reason alone it cannot be the coolest video ever

    There was music in there? I kind of had the pennies in the dryer thing going on in my brain, musta missed that.

  30. The singer is known for having bought his way to perform (always wanted to be a metal star, and his daddy’s rich, you see…)

  31. Mad Ivan, that really sucks. So, he’s a poseur and he’s not very talented? Dreadful combination.

  32. Pretty much. There are some decent Russian metal bands (rather few… metal still seems to be more of a British/German, with a few Spaniards thrown in, thing) but ANJ is not one of them.

    For some reason he seems to believe that he can sing in English, too…

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