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ao3tagoftheday: 186282397milespersec: ao3tagoftheday: [Image Description: Tag reading “yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII”] The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Please ask me about the Russian vodka ban in 1914? What was the Russian Vodka Ban in 1914? Ok, time to nerd. So Russians like vodka, ok? I don’t think this is a big revelation to anyone, but I feel like I should make it clear. Vodka is…important…in Russia.So, in 1904, Russia was preparing to go fight a war with Japan. Because, you know, sometimes you’re trying to retain control of a warm-water port and also there’s racism and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Japan, only there’s a problem: instead of mobilizing in an organized manner, soldiers are buying vodka and getting drunk out of their minds and then, like, not showing up for the war. Which, I mean, valid. I might get drunk and not show up if someone told me I had to go fight a war, and I don’t even drink. But it was a problem, and it actually really messed up Russia’s mobilization plans.So 1914 rolls around, and the Russians are going to go to war with Austria. Because, you know, sometimes international tensions in a multipolar situation get really heightened and then some asshole in an ugly uniform gets shot and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Austria, and this time, he has a plan. Vodka will not defeat him! He bans the sale of vodka in Russia. All of it. First for the duration of the mobilization period, and then for the duration of the war. Great idea, right?Only there’s a problem. The reason the Tsar can just stop all vodka sales with a snap of his fingers is that the Tsar sells all the vodka. Vodka is a state monopoly. You literally can’t get vodka from anyone but the government. Which makes it very easy to ban, but, well….Remember how I said Russians really like vodka? I’m just gonna say it again: Russians really like vodka. Really, really like it. So it makes sense that, if you’re a government with chronic money problems, you might create a state monopoly on vodka sales in order to raise some cash. You might raise a lot of cash. A huge fucking ton of cash. Literally one third of the Russian government’s revenue came from selling vodka. One fucking third.Here’s another thing: Wars? They cost money. A lot of it. And if you’re the Russian state in, say, 1914, and you’re about to kick off WWI, it might behoove you to not literally eliminate a third of your fucking revenue with a snap of your fingers! I don’t think that’s such a hard idea to wrap your head around, but what the fuck do I know. But anyway, Russia had chronic money problems throughout the war and couldn’t outfit their soldiers or feed their people or any of that shit. Also there was a revolution and communism and such-like. The end.Anyway, this story has several morals and they are as follows:Getting drunk and not showing up for wars is a valid life choiceConsidering the possible effects of your policies before implementing them is important please do thatProhibition causes communism and therefore we should all buy as much alcohol as we can because we love god and america: yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII, ao3tagoftheday: 186282397milespersec: ao3tagoftheday: [Image Description: Tag reading “yes its true Moscow ran out of vodka during the victory celebration of WWII”] The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Please ask me about the Russian vodka ban in 1914? What was the Russian Vodka Ban in 1914? Ok, time to nerd. So Russians like vodka, ok? I don’t think this is a big revelation to anyone, but I feel like I should make it clear. Vodka is…important…in Russia.So, in 1904, Russia was preparing to go fight a war with Japan. Because, you know, sometimes you’re trying to retain control of a warm-water port and also there’s racism and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Japan, only there’s a problem: instead of mobilizing in an organized manner, soldiers are buying vodka and getting drunk out of their minds and then, like, not showing up for the war. Which, I mean, valid. I might get drunk and not show up if someone told me I had to go fight a war, and I don’t even drink. But it was a problem, and it actually really messed up Russia’s mobilization plans.So 1914 rolls around, and the Russians are going to go to war with Austria. Because, you know, sometimes international tensions in a multipolar situation get really heightened and then some asshole in an ugly uniform gets shot and then you need to have a war about it. So the Tsar orders his army to mobilize to go fight Austria, and this time, he has a plan. Vodka will not defeat him! He bans the sale of vodka in Russia. All of it. First for the duration of the mobilization period, and then for the duration of the war. Great idea, right?Only there’s a problem. The reason the Tsar can just stop all vodka sales with a snap of his fingers is that the Tsar sells all the vodka. Vodka is a state monopoly. You literally can’t get vodka from anyone but the government. Which makes it very easy to ban, but, well….Remember how I said Russians really like vodka? I’m just gonna say it again: Russians really like vodka. Really, really like it. So it makes sense that, if you’re a government with chronic money problems, you might create a state monopoly on vodka sales in order to raise some cash. You might raise a lot of cash. A huge fucking ton of cash. Literally one third of the Russian government’s revenue came from selling vodka. One fucking third.Here’s another thing: Wars? They cost money. A lot of it. And if you’re the Russian state in, say, 1914, and you’re about to kick off WWI, it might behoove you to not literally eliminate a third of your fucking revenue with a snap of your fingers! I don’t think that’s such a hard idea to wrap your head around, but what the fuck do I know. But anyway, Russia had chronic money problems throughout the war and couldn’t outfit their soldiers or feed their people or any of that shit. Also there was a revolution and communism and such-like. The end.Anyway, this story has several morals and they are as follows:Getting drunk and not showing up for wars is a valid life choiceConsidering the possible effects of your policies before implementing them is important please do thatProhibition causes communism and therefore we should all buy as much alcohol as we can because we love god and america
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The delicate ecosystem of large chain hardware stores: factfiction emiliusthegreat Follow partybarackisinthehousetonight releases pack of dads into home depot* go....be free hotcommunist invasive species encroach on lesbian territory dreaming-shark This is a common misconception because they're such similar environments, but you should be aware that dads are native to Home Depot, while lesbians are actually native to Lowe's. At this point, however, both dads and lesbians have made themselves at home in both Home Depot and Lowe's to the point that trying to separate them back into their original ranges would probably do more harm than good to the delicate ecosystem of large chain hardware stores. ailithnight A properly raised and socialized Dad will be perfectly comfort- able cohabiting with Lesbians. Its not really "encroaching on another's territory". You wouldn't say that about foxes in a forest that also homes bobcats, would you? No. It's just two different species that have both evolved to live in similar/the same environment. As long as they recognize each other as equals, Dads and Lesbians are more than capable of cohabitation. Now, if you were to release a pack of Lumberjacks into a or Home Depot, that's where chaos will reign. Being adap far harsher and more demanding environment, the Lumberjacks would simply push Dads and Lesbians both out and also consume far more than a sustainable amount of resources. It would be like releasing bears at a country club. chequerootlurks As a former timber-harveste... I feel this is potentially accurate in theory. But highly improbable in actuality. Lumberjacks, like most megafauna species generally require more space than the average hardware store, even a big box store could provide. The misconception is that Lumberjacks are a social species because of how they often work and live together. This is a matter of necessity, not preference, and a survival technique for thriving under the Log Boss. A "pack" of Lumberjacks, if not under the environmental pressure of a Log Boss will naturally disperse until they each have a wide territory Lumberjacks rarely fight for territory. One on one, a Lumberjack could drive out a Dad or Lesbian, however the latter tend to travel in social packs. Lumberjacks will passively retreat on the presence of large numbers of people. Kind of like Sasquatch Getting a "pack" of Lumberjacks assembled would be hard enough unless they were forced into a Hardware Store by a LogBoss. In that case, they would already be in a heightened and potentially agitated state far above their natural behavior. This artificial scenario can be likened to a circus animal running amok If it had been in the wild, the incident would not have occurred. Free-roaming Lumberjacks are the cryptids of the Hardware system. They are surprisingly quiet and unobtrusive Please stop labeling Lumberjacks as dangerous roving social predators. They are intermediate level omnivores and remarkably peaceful unless threatened. katy-l-wood As a hardware store worker I can say that this is all 100% accurate. The delicate ecosystem of large chain hardware stores
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forgottenghosty: jamisings: slbtumblng: thehorrorsofgoodwill: That other Disney ride they wanted to make a franchise of. To be honest, the mausoleum scene was probably the last good zombie scene iv’e seen in decades, cause any decent movie that features living dead should show them coming from a graveyard, a coffin, etc… Also you can’t go wrong with Rick Baker. The Haunted Mansion is one where Disney needs to let go of it’s “family friendly” thing and just plain out go hard-R. Yes, the zombie scene was great, but when you’re on the ride you can tell most of the ghosts are people who died pretty horribly. That’s why there’s ghosts.  It’s time for Disney to just grow up. Funny enough, that’s why I call ‘Crimson Peak’ the Adult Haunted Mansion.It also feels like it’s a bit of a practice due to the fact Guillermo del Toro directed Crimson Peak and also was one of the screenplay writers. He created amazing backstories for the characters and being greatly part of the whole thing.He even had Haunted Mansion Wallpaper used in the movie.Not only that but he loves the ride and mythos of it. He’s been working on a reboot screenplay for Haunted Mansion at least since 2010 and is still doing so. I also hope he will be directing it once he has it finished. He’s been quoted saying: “The thing I want to do is remake it.” “The movie I see in my head of the Haunted Mansion is not, I believe, what everyone is imagining it to be. It’s not just a regular world with a haunted mansion plopped in the middle. I really am thinking of a movie that has a heightened reality.” “We are not making it a comedy. We are making it scary and fun at the same time, but scary will be scary.” He also has said that The Hatbox Ghost is the main haunt.He even contacted Walt Disney World Imagineer Jason Surrell as possible consult.Del Toro has said that he is aiming for a PG-13 though.In 2012 he had submitted a draft and got good feedback from Disney over it.Last year he even said he was still writing.Back in 2010 they released teaser images:I’m almost willing to bet Del Toro will use the same people he has for his films as well to play many of the ghosts and doing the make up.: F U L L S C R E E N forgottenghosty: jamisings: slbtumblng: thehorrorsofgoodwill: That other Disney ride they wanted to make a franchise of. To be honest, the mausoleum scene was probably the last good zombie scene iv’e seen in decades, cause any decent movie that features living dead should show them coming from a graveyard, a coffin, etc… Also you can’t go wrong with Rick Baker. The Haunted Mansion is one where Disney needs to let go of it’s “family friendly” thing and just plain out go hard-R. Yes, the zombie scene was great, but when you’re on the ride you can tell most of the ghosts are people who died pretty horribly. That’s why there’s ghosts.  It’s time for Disney to just grow up. Funny enough, that’s why I call ‘Crimson Peak’ the Adult Haunted Mansion.It also feels like it’s a bit of a practice due to the fact Guillermo del Toro directed Crimson Peak and also was one of the screenplay writers. He created amazing backstories for the characters and being greatly part of the whole thing.He even had Haunted Mansion Wallpaper used in the movie.Not only that but he loves the ride and mythos of it. He’s been working on a reboot screenplay for Haunted Mansion at least since 2010 and is still doing so. I also hope he will be directing it once he has it finished. He’s been quoted saying: “The thing I want to do is remake it.” “The movie I see in my head of the Haunted Mansion is not, I believe, what everyone is imagining it to be. It’s not just a regular world with a haunted mansion plopped in the middle. I really am thinking of a movie that has a heightened reality.” “We are not making it a comedy. We are making it scary and fun at the same time, but scary will be scary.” He also has said that The Hatbox Ghost is the main haunt.He even contacted Walt Disney World Imagineer Jason Surrell as possible consult.Del Toro has said that he is aiming for a PG-13 though.In 2012 he had submitted a draft and got good feedback from Disney over it.Last year he even said he was still writing.Back in 2010 they released teaser images:I’m almost willing to bet Del Toro will use the same people he has for his films as well to play many of the ghosts and doing the make up.

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