February 18, 2009

He said it all

"In our time it is broadly true that political writing is bad writing. Where it is not true, it will generally be found that the writer is some kind of rebel, expressing his private opinions and not a "party line." Orthodoxy, of whatever colour, seems to demand a lifeless, imitative style."

Yes Antigoni Papadopoulou, Orwell is talking about you. [Among others].

February 10, 2009

Rediscovering a classic

Sadly the BBC does not allow embedded videos but watch and ponder.

Is it Schadenfreude that I'd like to see Omirou being asked if he's able to lead his party? Among being asked other things, one of which in particular being asked 14 times?

February 08, 2009

Brilliant or Sacrilege?

Over at the Cyprus Mail, Patroclos has outdone himself once again. Commenting on the "other Patroclos" [Stavrou] waxing lyrical over the late and fab Makarios, during which rants he speculates on the possibility of Barack Obama having been named Makarios:
“If the Kenyan president of the US Barack Husein Obama was born five years earlier in Nairobi and not in Honolulu, he could also have been named Makarios,” said Stavrou. And if Makarios was born five years later, in Jeddah instead of Panayia, he could have been called Mahmoud.
My verdict? Brilliant!