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Friday, October 14, 2005

Nearly as strange as fiction Friday

Harold Pinter wins Nobel prize...but the decision was delayed one week. I want details. My guess is some were worried about pissing off the US by choosing him. He's been very outspoken against US might and the invasion of Iraq. I'll let Pinter speak:

"I found that to emerge from a personal nightmare [cancer] was to enter an infinitely more pervasive public nightmare — the nightmare of American hysteria, ignorance, arrogance, stupidity and belligerence; the most powerful nation the world has ever known effectively waging war against the rest of the world," Pinter said in 2002 when he accepted an honorary doctorate at Turin University in Italy. For more including interviews and recent poetry head to his site.

Want some even more hard hitting controversy? Check out this horrific addition to etherspace~