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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.



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November 01, 2013


We are so accustomed to these ridiculous juxtapositions in urban life. Good "catch" on this photo.

Thank you for the "treat"! I think if you're dressed like a shark and handing out candy, privacy laws ought not pertain.

Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, berated an American guest on yesterday's TV satire programme, Have I Got News For You. Told him we had absolutely no need of Halloween, the imported US festival. Before then, he said, we'd been perfectly happy with our own home-grown event (November 5, Guy Fawkes night) where we "justifiably burned a Catholic". Too gritty for Canada?

Really like the design and colors in the waiting-for-train photo, and the way the giant semi-naked woman is all oiled and heeled and ridiculous-as-marketing, hanging over the head of the tiny man, who is not paying the least attention to her Brobdingnagian self.

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