Saturday, March 29, 2003

The Axis of Evil meets Shakespeare

Macbeth is told by the Witches that he will never be defeated by a man "of woman borne". Macduff, who finally kills Macbeth, was born by Cesarean section or, as the witches put it, is "not of woman borne" (4.1.79).

From the Herald Sun, via Fark: ALL triplets in North Korea are being forcibly removed from parents after their birth and dumped in bleak orphanages. The policy is carried out on the orders of Stalinist dictator Kim Jong-il, who has an irrational belief that a triplet could one day topple his regime.

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