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  •  my mother would LOVE it (2+ / 0-)
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    lineatus, earicicle

    Mom belonged to a group that would present little history and geography lessons during the course of their meetings

    she's the one who inspired me to lump all the "Stans" together in the first place, when she asked me to find her an interesting topic for her next speaking turn

    and if Mom were still alive, she'd be stealing your stuff verbatim


    btw, about 15 years back, one of these goofy countries tried to revive Tamer Lame as a sympathetic george washington type figure. you got anything on that ???

    •  I haven't heard specifically about that (2+ / 0-)
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      Zapp Branigan, earicicle

      I know Uzbekistan has a statue of him in their capital, and Tamerlane's (or Timur Lang, to use his actual name) capital was Samarkand, in modern day Uzbekistan (he basically built the Samarkand that exists today, actually-Genghis Khan burned the original one down several decades earlier).

      Fire breathing Liberal.

      by lexington1 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 05:02:07 PM PST

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