Homerica

“Homeric” was once again a popular adjective this week:

A review of Susan Sontag’s diaries (New Statesman) included this:

“It’s time for Homer, I think,” she writes. “The best way to divert these morbid individualised religious fantasies is to overwhelm them by the impersonal Homeric …”

The Yorkshire Post on the challenges facing the new president:

The Homeric cupidity and stupidity of the world’s bankers has brought America, Europe, and the Asian economies to the edge of the abyss.

A review of the bluray disk version of Dr. Strangelove notes in regards to a cut scene:

“Since they were laughing, it was unusable, because instead of having that totally black, which would have been amazing, like, this blizzard, which in a sense is metaphorical for all of the missiles that are coming, as well, you just have these guys having a good old time. So, as Kubrick later said, ‘it was a disaster of Homeric proportions.'”

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