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Sunday, October 05, 2008

NY Times obituary of the day.

For Stalin's favorite political cartoonist.

I don't remember any sympathetic Times obits for Nazi cartoonists or the like. (It sort of brings to mind how in Manhattan there is a KGB Bar that's become so popular with the literary set that it now has its own literary journal -- but there is as yet no Gestapo Bar).

But all that and the deceased's life work as a totalitarian propagandist aside, there is something to be said for living to 109 while enjoying vodka, cognac, beer and outliving your wives all the way.