the games

Joanna Sheldon cjs10 at
Fri Aug 25 14:47:30 PDT 2000

At 07:59 24-08-00 , Joseph Noonan wrote:

>Speaking of medals and 'high' culture, I heard on NPR yesterday
>that some Greeks have their knickers all in a twist because the
>Aussies put what looks to be the Coliseum on the Olympic medals,
>not whatever Greek sports arena they apparently thought they
>were putting on it. I heard some Greek say: "What next, a
>puppet show put forward as classical Greek tragedy?".
>Had a good chuckle, I did.

Me, too. The Parthenon is apparently what belongs (symbol of kultchah, Greek-style, eh) -- not a killing field.

But, shit, how much more appropriate is a killing field.


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