‘“Bush is worse than Stalin” -Hitler’ gets 30 ghits while ‘“Bush is worse than Hitler” -Stalin’ gets 822. Is this because the people who make this kind of comparison (a) haven’t heard of Stalin; (b) think Stalin was uniquely awful, an ÃœberBusch; or (c) think Stalin was actually a nice guy with some bad press? My money’s on (c).
(Classics in Contemporary Culture has a metapost on whether Bush is worse than Augustus Caesar. As usual, I’m firmly on the wild side: Pannonian rebel leader Bato, in a chat with Tiberius, blamed the Romans for the war “as ye send wolves, instead of dogs and shepherds, to take charge of your flocks” (Lynam, History of the Roman Emperors); Bush’s position on wolves is well-known, and even Bush dog stayed home.)
- Specs on the beach
I do hate to be beside the seaside, unless it’s raining.
- PP paid off IU and CC.OO to lodge Blesa in Bankia?
Here. With a 1000 votes cast, 94% believe the story. Graham, how much did you make? Is this the new Hitler-Stalin
- Lambrusco in Spain
Xavier Domingo writes in La cocina española antes del descubrimiento in Cultura, identidad y cocina en el Perú (1996) that Augustus
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I’m not a big fan of Presbyterians (anagram check), but to their credit it’s more than 300 years since the Kirk
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The long, narrow bar connects the folksy-chaotic gypsy street on one side of the block with the folksy-chaotic payo shopping street