Posts Tagged ‘perestroika’
Now, as he reports in his blog, “the war against geometric indecency” (and the resulting uneven distribution of cheesy good taste in a Subway sandwich) is won. At least in the Antipodes:
2 years, 11 months, and 13 days later, Subway has changed its policy. At least for the Australia/New Zealand area.
Heralding the victory, Drew at Left-Handed Toons writes, “Now is the time for the New Procedure. You can almost picture taking every homogenous bite. It’s okay now. Everything will always forever be okay now.”
Is this a regional test or the first stage in a worldwide phase-in? We can only pray.
And so one must.
As we spread our mayonnaise evenly and all the way to the edges of our bread, we might recall that it was on this date in 1993 that Mongolia held its first direct presidential election.
In 1911, Mongolia declared it’s independence from China under religious leader and king Bogd Khaan. But on his death in 1924, and with the “help” of the Soviet Union, The Mongolian People’s Republic was established. Mongolia stayed within the Soviet orbit until 1992, when Mikhail Gorbachev’s introduction of perestroika and glasnost in the USSR encouraged a peaceful Democratic Revolution in Mongolia and led to the introduction of a multi-party system and market economy.