This Week… We All Scream For Putin


"When I'm no longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg" – Snoop Dogg

"Success is to failure as butter pecan ice cream is to death" – Rupert Holmes

"Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed" – Brad Pitt

"Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream" – Charles Baxter

They say we learn the most about people by observing them at their most unguarded moments. So by that logic, we shouldn't be able to learn very much about Vladimir Putin from the following video clip. Surrounded by minders, advisers and news reporters, this is the very opposite of private – a stunt for the television cameras. Everything about it feels staged – the clipped dialogue is right out of a Pinter play, and what is a random ice cream stall doing in the middle of an airfield? And yet. There is something about it which feels revealing somehow.

Weirdly, this isn't Putin's first ice cream releated news story – last year he gifted a box of Russian ice cream to Chinese Xi Jinping. But anyway we're only talking about this as an excuse to segue into a gallery of other famous people eating ice cream:



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