Monday, July 6, 2009

Tour de Couch’s Road to Astana Queasy Town – Milestone #2

Took another hit in the vomit maker with this slogan, and especially when I watched some of the video. I know, I do it to myself but Astana is a lot like when Nigella Lawson is on the TV – you’re not a lesbian, but…. Not that this slogan/video is as mesmerising as Nigella’s triumphant prose about out of date foodstuffs she’s found in her fabulous pantry.

Yes, it’s just marketing, but what a way to memorialise such a significant event in the history of the world. The French Revolution was:
a period of (1789–1799) political and social upheaval and radical change in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on Enlightenment principles of citizenship and inalienable rights. These changes were accompanied by violent turmoil which included the trial and execution of the king, vast bloodshed and repression during the Reign of Terror, and warfare involving every other major European power. Subsequent events that can be traced to the Revolution include the Napoleonic Wars, two separate restorations of the monarchy, and two additional revolutions as modern France took shape. In the following century, France would be governed at one point or another as a republic, constitutional monarchy, and two different
empires. (from Wikipedia)
Almost the same thing.

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