Pig With The Face Of A Boy makes learning Russian history fun! Maybe for their next one they could do a song about the transcontinental railroad?
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on August 16, 2010 · 12:09 PM 
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131 Responses to “[VIDEO] A Complete History Of The Soviet Union Through The Eyes Of A Humble Worker, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris”

  1. Leo E. on August 16th, 2010 12:12 pm

    Making socialism fun!

    Also, in Capitalist Russia, blocks arrange you.

  2. brentalfloss on August 16th, 2010 12:47 pm

    brentalfloss approves!

  3. Fhantinabox on August 16th, 2010 12:51 pm

    I think Russia needs a new national anthem…And it should be the Tetris song!

  4. LeoTheProdigy on August 16th, 2010 1:09 pm

    Also:

    Singer: "Can I have a long one please?"
    Tetris God: "Nope."
    Engineer: *stretchy neck*

  5. LeoTheProdigy on August 16th, 2010 1:13 pm

    And as if I haven't commented enough already, here's the lyrics. Copypasta from the guy's blog.

    To Moscow I came seeking fortune
    But they’re making me work til I’m dead
    The bourgeoisie have it so easy
    The Tsar’s putting gold on his bread
    The people of Moscow are hungry
    But think what a feast there could be
    If we could create a socialist state
    That cared for the people like me:

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That descend upon me from up above.
    They come down and I spin them around
    Til they fit in the ground like hand in glove.
    Sometimes it seems that to move blocks is fine
    And the lines will be formed as they fall --
    Then I see that I have misjudged it!
    I should not have nudged it after all.
    Can I have a long one please?
    Why must these infernal blocks tease?

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That continue to fall from up above.
    Come Muscovite! Let the workers unite!
    A collective regime of peace and love.
    I work so hard in arranging the blocks
    But the landlord and taxman bleed me dry
    But the workers will rise! We will not compromise
    For we know that the old regime must die.
    Long live Lenin, kill the tsar!
    We salute the sickle and star!

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That continue to fall from up above.
    The food on your plate now belongs to the state
    A collective regime of peace and love.
    I have no choice in arranging the blocks
    Under Bolshevik rule, what they say goes.
    The rule of the game is we all are the same
    And my blocks must create unbroken rows.
    Long live Stalin! He loves you!
    Sing these words, or you know what he’ll do…

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That are made by the men in Kazakhstan.
    They come two weeks late and they don’t tessellate
    But we’re working to Stalin’s five year plan.
    I am the man who arranges the tanks
    That will make all the Nazis keep away
    The Fuhrer is dead, and Europe is Red!
    Let us point all our guns at the USA.
    We shall live forever more!
    We can start a nuclear war!

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That are building a highly secret base.
    Hip hip hurrah for the USSR!HIP
    We are sending our men to outer space.
    I work so hard in arranging the blocks
    But each night I go home to my wife in tears --
    What’s the point of it all, when you’re building a wall
    And in front of your eyes it disappears?
    Pointless work for pointless pay
    This is one game I shall not play.

    I am the man who arranges the blocks!
    But tomorrow I think I’ll stay in bed.
    The winter is cold, I’ve got plenty of gold
    And I’m standing in line for a loaf of bread
    Maybe we’d be better off
    If we brought down Gorbachev

    I am the man who arranges the blocks
    That continue to fall from up above.
    The markets are free! So much money for me!
    Tell me, why should I care for peace and love?
    The markets are free! So much money for me!
    Tell me, why should I care for peace and love?
    Peace and love, peace and love!

    And now the wall is down, the Marxists frown
    There’s foreign shops all over town
    When in Red Square, well don’t despair
    There’s Levi’s and McDonald’s there
    The US gave us crystal meth
    And Yeltsin drank himself to death
    But now that Putin’s put the boot in,
    Who’ll get in our way?

    So we reject free enterprise
    And once again the left will rise.
    Prepare the flags to be unfurled
    For we’re seceding from the world:
    We shall regain the Georgian soil
    We shall obtain the Arctic oil
    We shall arrange the blocks and toil
    Forever and a day.

    Game over.

  6. Fireman9000 on August 16th, 2010 1:22 pm

    *Insert Soviet Russia joke here*

  7. ZombieGoatse on August 16th, 2010 1:25 pm

    He has to make sure those blocks fall right on the Marx.

  8. Dudewin on August 16th, 2010 2:10 pm

    LIIIIIINEEEE PIEEEEEECEE

  9. Flamboyancy on August 16th, 2010 3:01 pm

    This might be one of the catchiest socialist songs ever.

  10. Darkangelsv1 on August 16th, 2010 3:03 pm

    Raise your hand if the lyrics "I am the man who arranges the blocks that continue to fall from up above" is now haunting your head.

  11. KitchwaTembo on August 16th, 2010 3:47 pm

    What?
    I'm going to go favorite this now.

  12. GameboyPATH on August 16th, 2010 4:37 pm

    I am the man who is rolling the ball
    that collects all the filth up from the ground.
    My net worth will grow, soon my father will show
    sweet approval for son he now just found.
    Candies, thumbtacks, on the floor
    sweep them all up, craving more…

  13. shadow649 on August 16th, 2010 5:17 pm

    Somebody deserves all the internets we have available! That was beautiful… What? I'm not crying I just bleed clear blood out my eyes! The railroad song would sure be interesting but which transcontinental rail would it be? The CPR or the American rail? Or the monopoly railroads?

  14. MrRaccoon on August 16th, 2010 5:21 pm

    Dude… that was epic… this is one of the moments I can't make puns, it's just so awesome

  15. shadow649 on August 16th, 2010 5:34 pm

    This is why some people prefer America because their god gives them lemons not blocks.

  16. Daifuku on August 16th, 2010 5:36 pm

    "Why must these infernal blocks tease? "

    The Tetris God is a cruel and angry god. Russians should know this by now.

  17. PewnyPL on August 16th, 2010 6:13 pm

    In all seriousness, if someone said to me yesterday/today that I will see tommorow/today an epic tetris song (on par with Brentalfloss's version) I would tell them to GTFO and don't believe them… God, how much I would be mistaken…

  18. Warlord Senax on August 16th, 2010 6:44 pm

    I'm a Russian, and I approve of this video.

  19. KamikazeGible on August 16th, 2010 6:49 pm

    What is this i don't even!!

  20. Aboithagameboi on August 16th, 2010 7:09 pm

    In Societ Russai, blocks shape YOU!

  21. Brawling Bouse on August 16th, 2010 7:12 pm

    In Soviet Russia, blocks arrange you!

  22. Kevbot_9000 on August 16th, 2010 7:45 pm

    This… Was a triumph.

  23. _Twitch_ on August 16th, 2010 8:26 pm

    In soviet russia, Halolz laughs at you!

    I'm serious, that's what this post is!

  24. _Twitch_ on August 16th, 2010 8:27 pm

    I shall not cry…
    I promised myself…
    I shall… not…
    Cry…

  25. JediEwok on August 16th, 2010 9:42 pm

    Man that was really well thought out, and entertaining!

  26. Tifakitteh on August 16th, 2010 9:46 pm

    So… are the blocks falling from the sky a metaphor for Russia's worker crushing their leaders and taking control of their society?

    But seriously, green screen at 5:57 and 6:03.

  27. Jackthehedgy on August 16th, 2010 10:47 pm

    Man. I love the theme of Tetris as it is.
    And Soviet Union was my favorite subject in History. Never thought you could mix the two but man i am crazy about this song. All my favorite parts of history too. minus a few i guess.
    And I hate history.

  28. TCC on August 17th, 2010 2:05 am

    The epicness of this video has left me humorless, and in awe…. IOU one pun.

  29. Dimomarg on August 17th, 2010 3:43 am

    In soviet Russia, you are belong to base

  30. Samuraisa on August 17th, 2010 8:41 am

    Sorry guys, but no one of you haven't live in USSR and author of this video (AotV) too. For full standart picture of Russia in your head, AotV forget to put bear with vodka in left hand and balalayka in the right. You all and AotV do not know what life was and is in Russia, so this video is a piece of crap by americans for americans.

    Sorry for my English.

  31. Kirby_Emprer on August 17th, 2010 8:58 am

    being a russian i sense a lack of vodka in this video…

  32. Captain Rehab on August 17th, 2010 4:36 pm

    First a song pairing Tetris and Sexism, and now one Pairing Tetris and Communism…
    This cant be going anywhere good…

  33. Shatman on August 18th, 2010 10:55 am

    For the longest time, I thought the bit was "I am the man who arranges the tanks/to make Germany's front lines DIS-A-PPEAR."

  34. Kevvo on August 18th, 2010 3:41 pm

    I am the god that sends down all the blocks
    That test mortals and their sense of symmetry
    They work fast to slide them together
    They should have never have ever questioned me.
    Sometimes I give them blocks that will match
    And they make a whole batch fit perfectly
    Then I'll throw in a block they can't squeeze in
    And it renders their pile quite obsolete
    I will not listen to your pleas
    You will get another LIIIIIINE PIECE!

  35. smartmonkey on August 21st, 2010 12:20 pm

    in soviet russia the block arrange you!

  36. DavidTheWise on August 30th, 2010 8:19 am

    That video is great. It made me look back on my history class with appreciation.

  37. chetoos8 on October 17th, 2010 11:20 am

    back in the USSR

  38. Gearheadmk2 on December 31st, 2010 7:08 pm

    In Soviet Russia…um…ah screw it, there are way too many of these anyway.

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