Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Say what????

I was just over at daughter Actonbell's blog and she mentioned that September 12 is Sex Day in Russia. Those Russians! Who knew? Did you know?

Found this on Google:

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- In an effort to fight Russia's birthrate crisis, a region on the Volga River about 550 miles east of Moscow has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third-straight year is giving couples time of from work to have sex.
Ulyanovsk has held similar contests since 2005. And since then, the number of competitors, and the number of babies born to them, has risen.

Well butter my butt and call me biscuit!

The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.

OMG! The pressure! This has gotta be every bit as stressful as growin' out your bangs!

Russia has one-seventh of the Earth's land surface, but only 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. Because of a low birthrate and very high death rate, the population has been declining since the early 1990s.

Now, why you suppose that our illegal immigrants don't go over there?

In his state of the nation address last year, President Vladimir Putin called the demographic crisis the most acute problem facing Russia and announced a broad effort to boost Russia's birthrate, including cash incentives to families to have more than one child.

Now, I find this out! I could have been a contender! I had four kids. Like a bald man gettin' a comb for Christmas. Too late now.

Do they send National Sex Day Greeting Cards? Something like,
We're planning a romantic affair,
Something special is in the air,
Kindly save the date below,
So when it comes, you'll be able to...

No. That's no good. Nothing will come from that. Well, something might come, but nothing......Oh,heck, you're messin' with my train of thought here.

Do they post signs about it???

You can skip work and not have to make up excuses for it!

I hate to say it, but there will be those who do make excuses for not joining in on the fun work whatever.

I just noticed that September 12 is a Wednesday. That's hump day, huh?


Boo said...

Maybe the men saw your labor day pic and are too frightened to do the job.

(I wonder what the extra position is in her book? Maybe him bent over the kitchen sink doing dishes?)

lime said...

do ya find it interesting that the byline is from china where you get penalized for having more than one child? i say we tip asia over , raise up china a few thousand feet and let some of the excess chinese roll over into russia...sorta even out the population on the continent. of course no one ever asks for MY solutions....

Tom & Icy said...

They say orientals have small sex organs but they really know how to use them.

tsduff said...

Time off work to go have sex? WOW! My employer would fire me on the spot for such a whacky excuse. (they don't speak Russian there) Thanks for the very informative and funny post.

goldennib said...

That's my daughter's 32st birthday. Don't tell her about this.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

"...hump day.." Hah! You rattle my funny bone, Sis.

Rachel said...

Thanks for a very funny post TLP!! Just when we think we've heard it all!!!

Loved your poem there too!! :)

The Lazy Iguana said...

I do not think it is worth producing a kid just to win a fridge. It is cold in Russia. Cant you just leave your food on the back porch? And isn't it cheaper to just buy the fridge than buy all that baby stuff and diapers for who knows how long and food and stuff for at least 18 years? And then what if you do not win the fridge?

And how long are people working if they need time off to have sex? Here in the USA where we have porn and stuff people can have sex during their lunch hour on top of the photocopier.

Those wacky Russians. They will probably drink a bunch of vodka and then forget to do it.

Peter said...

I wonder if the holiday is restricted to married couples only???

Libby said...

i dunno, tlp....i've seen russian guys...i think i'll take a pass...i just want a 'friend with benefits'...american, please!

Christine said...

If I take a trip do I have a chance to get laid? Now what did I do with that passport?

AP3 said...

Gosh, Mom, you're SO embarrassing! I can't believe I came out of your twat! (Oh, wait, on second thought... I CAN believe it!)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Perfect! An Official day for screwing! And in Russia, yet! With Prizes after nine months....Maybe they can make a reality shoe out of this....I know WE WOULD!!! (lol)
Thanks for once again gibing me such a GOOD laugh!

The OE said...

Secret agent's go home and take naps

Doug said...

Funny. Those Russians!

Come to me today, my sweet dear,
And spend this one day in a frolic.
Though I find your company drear,
And don't look forward to colic.

Our nation, for it's future strives,
And our country, we love her true.
So we give this holiday to our wives,
And wonder if another might do.

I want to do a whole line of cards. Is there an illustrator in the house?

neva said...

whoa... who knew? (apparently Actonbell and you knew!) color me impressed -- and i believe i shall beg forgiveness in advance for rippin... er, heh heh... borrowing some of this for my own sexed up post, next Friday (i'm such a dope... had i seen this the day you posted it, i could have saved myself a sh*tload of work/angst yesterday. d'oh!)

funny stuff.

my veri is: zhssgrki. is it just me, or does that look like the Russian word for "let's get it on with Mr. Pickle"? ; )

goldennib said...

Are you game? Please play with me.

Cheesemeister said...

I had a perfect excuse for missing out on the fun/work/whatever last night--unfortunately it came too late for me to call in so I had to endure the fun/work/whatever with 102 degrees fever and Montezuma's Revenge, as I had food poisoning! Sex was, pretty well, the last thing on my mind. As was food, or anything but the thought "please God/Goddess/Whatever, drop a meteor on me."

david mcmahon said...

G'day TLP,

Glad you liked the first in the series of writing hints that I posted on my blog.

Will add one every day for the next few days. The feedback has been great.