If you've got it, flaunt it...
As a man with a certain amount of Russian blood, this viral video, exhumed from the vaults of Brezhnev-era Soviet TV, tickles deep into the DNA. I'm a big fan of late Soviet aesthetics. Love those radios with enormous knobs, awkward angular cars, scratchy polyester suits, ill-conceived haircuts, and palettes of color that you might find in a pile of rotting potatoes. They were trying, and failing, with such amazing results. I can get lost in reverie, imagining, for example, the shape of the antenna on top of some Soviet family's television as they watched this - perhaps not unlike the wire "sculpture" seen in the video itself.
I'm also interested in the cultural journey this joyous little clip has taken, from genuine family entertainment in '79 to ironic You Tube opium for the masses in '10. Compare and contrast the 3.2 billion years of life on earth that led up to the triumphant making of this video and the shifts in our perceptions in the 31 years since its debut.
Btw, the intro title roughly translates as: "I am very happy, indeed I finally return home. It fulfills Edward."