Snap o' the day: Et tu, Putin?

snap-putin2Critics often deride the city as the People's Republic of Charlottesville. Still, we were a little taken aback to see the mug of Russian President [now Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin hanging in the Downtown Transit Center across from City Hall– until we remembered it was the Festival of the Photograph. The exhibit is called "Big Shots," by Platon, and it includes the crotch-centric photo of Bill Clinton that was on the cover of Esquire in 2000.


Gary O'Connell's picture should be hung beside it as the

Deputy Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Charlottesville.

considering the efficiency of the Charlottesville mass transit system I say Putin is fair comment indeed.

The People"s Republic website is hilarious. Is that Mr. Schilling's doing?