[linux-elitists] random questions

Jason Whittle jason@well.com
Sat Dec 8 11:05:39 PST 2001


On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Ben Woodard wrote:
> > I'm just pleased to be on a list where people are informed enough to
> > know who Kim Philby was.   When Howard Stern takes a microphone out into
> > the street and asks people who the Vice President of the United States
> > is, more often than not, the wrong answer is offered.

Oh bollocks, I used to know that one. Wait, it's Ronald McDonald, isn't
it?

> I know who Kim Philby was but I don't know what happened to him once
> he defected to the USSR. When they made him a "KGB Colonel" was that a
> symbolic move or was it real.

I'm not sure what your qualifications are for "real." He did spend well
over a decade teaching Russian agents the spy trade.

Cheers,
Jason Whittle




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