strong like bull

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Tue May 15 22:52:18 UTC 2001

Another correspondent writes:

I've been tasked with tracking down the
original source of the now-ubiquitous pop culture reference, "Strong like
bull," spoken with a thick Russian accent.  I find references to it
everywhere, but I don't yet find an origin.  Any ideas?  I didn't even
know it existed until a few minutes ago, but it really is everywhere,
usually with an implied "Smart like tractor" in the intent.

It sounds like Boris Badenov to me, but that's probably not it.

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