Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Another tragic story, seems comedy is a bipolar, depression and drug use arena, comedy hiding all the pain inside. Freddie died at 22, under the influence of drugs. What a sad ending to what had become a fairytale story. I will always remember him as long as I live, I grew up watching his show and to this day I feel a sadness in my heart that the world lost such a beautiful soul so needlessly, just as we have lost so many before him and after him, the list just keeps growing. Could anything have been done to help him? We will never know.
Posted by mygreekspirit at 10:18 PM
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Loukanikos, the Greek word for sausage, was about ten years old. He died peacefully on the couch of the man who was watching the once stray Greek dog. His veterinarian explained that his health had been deteriorating, probably caused by repeated exposure to tear gas and chemicals used by riot police during the numerous demonstrations that Loukanikos took part in over the years.
Posted by mygreekspirit at 5:48 PM
Amal Alamuddin is representing the Greek government in one of the most controversial cultural arguments of recent history as she prepares to try to win the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
The Elgin Marbles, as they are called in the United Kingdon, are the classical sculptures from Athens’ ancient Parthenon that are housed in London’s British Museum. They were removed from the ruins on the Acropolis by British ambassador Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, in the early 19th century.
Greece and activists throughout the world call it a a scandalous cultural heist when the marbles were stripped from the temple and taken illegally by the British diplomat under the approval of the Ottoman leaders at the time. British officials maintain it was a sensible protective measure. The rightful ownership of the marbles has been fiercely debated for decades.
The poet Byron protested their removal at the time, musing “cursed be the hour when from their isle they roved”. More recently, celebrities, politicians and average citizens alike have joined the bandwagon to return the marbles to Greece, but British museum officials remain firm that they are the rightful owners.
Posted by mygreekspirit at 5:42 PM