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12.11.13 Marina Galperina

You’re out of luck if you wanted to buy this sexy calendar of “NYC Taxi Drivers.” It’s already backordered. Freelance photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin took these “sultry” photos of “some of the city’s best-humored taxi drivers” being all swag, kittenish and manly-man and way underestimated just how popular something like this would be. Why hello Hicham, […]

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04.08.11 Marina Galperina

This cheesy babe calendar was put out by the popular Russian political youth movement Nashi or “Ours” (dubbed “Nashists,” ’cause they’re nuts.) I’ve translated the pun-laden bilines of this “Sex Vs. Corruption/Love Vs. Evil” spectacle of nubile Nationalism you. Now here’s why this is ironic… […]

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12.07.10 Marina Galperina

Speaking of sexploitation, here’s a 2011 calendar from the Russian city of Omsk, wherein pretty ladies partake in political cos-play to arouse awareness of their city’s many social and economic issues. I’ve translated each badly-scanned month for you in the gallery above, pushing the limits of my Russian/polit. knowledge and pun-tolerance. […]

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12.01.10 Marina Galperina

Karl Lagerfeld just showed off his sterile 2011 Pirelli Calendar in Moscow, featuring the “matronly” Julianne Moore dressed in some metal breast-coverings and a shawl of freckles. Karl says he prefers polytheism to religions with the spoil-sport concept of sin, hence the Greek mythology theme. And “no underage girls!” Also, no clothes, apparently, unless metallic […]

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10.06.10 Marina Galperina

Moscow State University has produced notable leftist journalists (some so notable, they get shot). But some of their journalism students like Putin. Julia Ioffe reports, “Some may even like him so much that they get down to their uber-lacy, complex skivvies (natch) and stand in front of industrial-size fans for him.” Behold: the Happy Birthday […]

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