Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Giving the Game Away

There are particular phrases of insouciant evil or just plaintive agony that hit between the eyes. Here's one from the Nazis:  'We are going to shoot you now, in family groups'.
Here's another, not quite a phrase, but a story unbearably true, that of the seventies Hollywood film director who decided one day to commit suicide by swimming out to into the Pacific, but couldn't find the right trunks to buy when he went out shopping. How desperate and brilliant and all encompassing is that!
PS: How about this? Can any dictator be taken seriously after calling his eastern headquarters 'The Wolf's Lair'? Surely those commanders must have made many jokes at Hitlers ridiculous 'look I'm a wolf!' posturing, it sounds like a very bad Iron Maiden album.

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