Lately I’ve been doing some ranting about derivative videos on the tubes, but here is a special one that manages to rise above even my disdain for them and the majority of their brethren. It’s a music video that tells the complete history of the Soviet Union to the theme of Tetris, and I think it’s something special that seems to have been largely overlooked.

This is probably because it didn’t have a cute nerdy chick in it, or because it is well done and clever. Who knows?

Anyway, I’ve been a huge fan of it in the last week, and even though I’m opening myself up for a latepass, I wanted to pass it along. I think the only thing that makes this a “derivative” work is that it uses the theme of Tetris, which is actually an old Russian folksong. Either way, it’s great stuff.

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