A Complete History of the Soviet Union, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris
This amazing video uses the metaphor of Tetris – arranging block after block to no apparent purpose:
I am the man who arranges the blocks
That are made by the men in Kazakhstan.
They come two weeks late and they don’t tessellate
But we’re working to Stalin’s five year plan.
Tragically, of course, the Russians were building the same pointless blocks before Communism, and they continue to build them now.
The song (and video) come from new British band Pig With the Face of a Boy. You can read more about them (including see the complete lyrics) at the Pig With the Face of a Boy website. You can also buy their new album at both Amazon and iTunes (click the link on the top right of their page).
(Via Global Dashboard, a British international affairs blog that occasionally provides more serious analysis of Russia).