August 22, 1990

On this date in in 1990 angry smokers blocked a street in Moscow to protest the summer-long cigarette shortage. They would shout slogans for 5 minutes and then sit down and rest for an hour. They did that for two hours before they meandered over to the liquor store, bought vodka, and then went home.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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