Monday, 8 December 2008

Acropolis Now...

The spirit of 1968 lives on with a third day of rioting in Greece's major cities following the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old student by police on Saturday. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has appealed for calm in a television broadcast, and is blaming political opposition parties for capitalising on the tragedy. Unfortunately, the rioting has caused massive amounts of damage, leaving much of Athens in ruins.

Also in the news, patience is clearly a virtue as US heiress Martha von Bulow has finally died after spending nearly three decades in a coma, which was proved not to have been caused by an overdose of insulin administered by her ex-husband. An early present from Santa, Claus?

Today's Haiku Film Review:

Apocalypse Now (1979) -

War really is hell -
Over-budget, over-long
And overrated!

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