Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Life Imitates 'In Soviet Russia'

Allow me to paraphrase a comment that my former postdoc advisor Leonid Bunimovich made today: In all countries, one cannot predict the future. But only in Russia is it is also true that one cannot predict the past.

(Russians can be awesome sometimes, especially when they claim that something was already in Landau and Lifschitz. :P)


Clarissa said...

Ha ha ha! Your advisor is SO right. :-)

Mason said...

For the most part, it certainly seems so!

One possible quibble on accuracy is the claim that it is true "only" in Russia. For example, ones of my friends pointed out that it's also true about China...