Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aizver Muti! (34/100)

Somehow, this quote has gone viral in Latvia. Basically it means "Shut your trap!" In this incarnation, it's a quote from the floor of the Latvian Parliament, when the pictured guy, with his distinctive walrus mustache, told his political opponents to quiet down with a little less dignified calm than one normally expects in the Saeima. Now it's on t-shirts and graffiti stencils and a million youtube parodies featuring a clip of, well, just about anything, and then cut to this guy angrily yelling, "Aizver muti!" For me, it doesn't quite have the resonance of the previous "Nothing Special" meme, but they can't all be home runs.

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