one time @courtyardhound and I had a musical history blog that stopped after the first entry because neither of us could clear enough time from our schedule to do good recordings, but the second entry was going to be on Molotov and Ribbentrop, a Producers-style musical duet
It still gets stuck in my head. I’d be embarrassed about that but let’s be real, if you’d written a song with the lyrics best of friends and best of luck/until you Nazis try and fuck us you would do the same thing.
Anyway, the point is, Molotov cocktails are called that as the funniest piece of black humor ever to turn into a noun. The USSR was cluster-bombing Finland and Molotov, the Commissar for Foreign Affairs, was claiming internationally that they were merely dropping rations. The Finns promptly dubbed cluster bombs “Molotov bread baskets” and when the resistance began to use homemade incendiaries in ex-bottles of vodka, someone really funny suggested that they were “a drink to go with the food”, i.e., Molotov cocktails.