Dull is the eye that will not weep to see
Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed
By British hands, which it had best behoved
To guard those relics ne’er to be restored.
Curst be the hour when from their isle they roved,
And once again thy hapless bosom gored,
And snatch’d thy shrinking gods to northern climes abhorred!
A German-made farce about Hitler would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. But the gradual dying out of the Nazi era generation has given the country a more detached view of the past.
Younger generations in particular are ready ro laugh about Hitler. A comic series about him by cartoonist Walter Moers has been popular ever since it was launched in 1997 and a video clip from the series in which Hitler raps, sits on the toilet and takes a bath with rubber ducks that sing "Adolf you Nazi pig, why don't you capitulate" has proved a hit among Internet downloads in Germany.
So more than 60 years on from the war, Germany does seem to be ready for a tongue-in-cheek approach to Hitler. The trick now is to come up with a funny one.
[Emeline:] "Lavinia is convinced that an expensive, fashionable gown is necessary to display my wares to the best advantage. She has concluded that Apollo must be sacrificed to obtain the necessary funds."
"Forgive me, Miss Emeline," Anthony said with grave gallantry, "but any man who could not perceive that your unique charms are best displayed without a gown would have to be a benighted idiot."
There was a short pause. Everyone looked at Anthony. He turned a violent shade of red.
"I meant that your charms would be, uh charming regardless of whether or not you were dressed," he stammered.
No one said a word.
Anthony looked truly stricken now. "That is to say, you would be spectacular in only an apron, Miss Emeline."
"Thank you," she murmured. Her eyes danced.
Anthony looked as if he would very much like to sink into the pavement.
The Man Booker Prize is open only to British and Commonwealth citizens and Indian-born Desai has yet to apply for a U.S. passport, although she has lived in New York for 20 years.Let's see, she's been eligible for citizenship for fifteen years but she didn't do it because of George Bush? Talk about cheap shots...
"George Bush won once and he won the second time and I couldn't bring myself to (apply)," Desai said late last month in an interview in Toronto as she voiced her disapproval of the president's foreign policy.
"So I really owe George Bush my Booker, in an odd way. It's really very funny."
Borat’s racist and sexist diatribes as he travels across America in a quest to marry Pamela Anderson, the Baywatch star, have left officials in Kazakhstan fretting that the comedian is turning their country into a global laughing stock.
The anti-Semitic reporter presents his homeland as a place where fermented horse urine is the national drink, women must ride on the outside of buses and homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats.
"We used to sing for Saddam," said Saed Akrawi, 26, whose perfume shop in downtown Jenin is adorned with a Nasrallah portrait, next to posters of models. "Saddam is gone. We want someone else to sing for."
Before the Lebanon conflict broke out on July 12, when Hizbollah seized two Israeli soldiers in a raid, Ayyoub might have been lucky to sell one or two portraits of Nasrallah a month. At a cost of $10 each, it wasn't a big money spinner. But now, with no political rally complete without Nasrallah's image being brandished aloft by the crowd or worn on T-shirts, Ayyoub can hardly produce enough pictures of him.
In fact, he's taken to printing cheaper, more-quickly produced posters of the Lebanese cleric, based on his portraits, to make Nasrallah more readily available to the masses. On Tuesday alone, Ayyoub said he sold 1,000 posters of the bearded and bespectacled cleric for $1 each.
After flying thousands of miles to trace the mythical travels of Mary Magdalene after Jesus’s crucifixion, and having convinced herself that she is a direct descendant of the two, Kathleen has written what she describes as a ‘partly autobiographical’ novel.
Rights to The Expected One have already been sold in 20 languages, and when it is published next month by Simon & Schuster, it is predicted to blaze a trail left smouldering since The Da Vinci Code. Kathleen’s claims are sure to ignite disbelief, cynicism and justifiable anger. Yet she is unrepentant.
And I guess you never actually listened to any Bela Fleck, either. I won't get mad; I'll just disregard all your rantings about music as worthless.
I just so happened to have a Flecktones CD that I had downloaded from here in the car. I put it in the player and couldn't take it out for a week(!) - even listening to it on both legs of several longish trips. Interestingly, the lone reviewer there said
This is a fairly good show. The sound is good--not too distant or muddled, but there is a little too much audience noise at times (i.e., some casual chatting/talking in a few places).but I thought it was a pretty darned good show, and the audience noise made it feel more like being there.
The album, All is War (The Benefits of G-had), contains one track which uses the words of Bin Laden issuing "a statement of reason and explanation of impending conflict" and equates him with Che Guevara. Another forensically recreates a suicide bomber at work. The opening song is a rejection of what Nawaz sees as the hypocrisy and immorality of the west. One supposedly dream-like track predicts the demise of America at the hands of Islam.
In "Border Patrol" – one of the more popular Flash games available on the Internet through various extremist Web sites – the object is to "kill" caricatures of Mexicans as they attempt to cross the border and gain entry to the U.S.*who says I don't self-promote...
Players control a gun and are charged with killing stereotypical Mexicans. Targets include a "Mexican nationalist," who carries a Mexican flag and a pistol; a "Drug smuggler," wearing a sombrero and carrying a bag of marijuana on his back; and finally a "Breeder" – a pregnant woman who has two small children in tow. Aside from the virulently anti-Hispanic themes within the game, it also hints at anti-Semitic myths such as "Jewish control" of the U.S. through an image where the border is represented by a bullet-ridden sign showing an American flag whose 50 stars have been replaced by a single Jewish Star of David.