Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Яolcats

In Soviet Russia, cheezburger can haz you.

5 comments:

nimh said...

Brilliant. I hadnt seen that yet.

ikl said...

You know these are not really translations of the Russian, right?

Neil Sinhababu said...

I didn't even really consider whether they were... what are they?

ikl said...

The images say something different in Russian - sometimes, but not always, less funny. Never political and rarely stereotypically Eastern bloc. The "translations" are new, completely made up captions in English. Someone often leaves the correct translation in the comments, but after looking a several, I would saw that they are sometimes a bit off. And some stuff is just hard to translate is such a way that it doesn't sound stilted.

Stephen said...

Even better than how Yakov's catch-phrase about life in the former USSR has survived, is how Yakov's personal theater in Branson, MO is really huge.

Er, that's what I've heard. I've never been to Branson. Honest.