Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Rocky’s Red Glare

July 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments

We’re operating on the assumption that the masses have either a) already bolted for the holiday weekend or b) are too absorbed in the World Cup quarterfinals to pay attention to fresh information on The Tubes. As such, we’re signing off for a spell with the most patriotic scene from 1980s filmdom: Sylvester Stallone’s final speech from Rocky IV, in which he single-handedly convinces the Soviet Politburo to abandon Communism, tear down the Berlin Wall, and authorize the export of Stolichnaya and Caspian caviar to the decadent West. Very realistic, of course, given Stallone’s grand eloquence. The man really has a Cicero-like gift for punching the word “change.”


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