Wednesday, August 24, 2005

... it tolls for thee

ElektrikBlues aka Dark Ale wags a finger at everybody in Bangladesh. Most of it is equally applicable to us on this side of the border. In fact it is, in its own way, a users’ guide to democracy.

(EB needs to watch out, his carefully constructed fa├žade of being a good-time guy is slipping)


IdeaSmith said...

Keep seeing you all over the blogsphere. Question: What's Philippic?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Phi·lip·pic Audio pronunciation of "Philippic" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (f-lpk)

1. Any of the orations of Demosthenes against Philip of Macedon in the fourth century B.C.
2. Any of the orations of Cicero against Antony in 44 B.C.
3. philippic A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh, often insulting language; a tirade.

'A Simple Desultory Philippic': Ninth track on the 1966 album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme', by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Question: what's 'you all over the blogsphere' in this context?


Anonymous said...

Brilliant- Now to start up a circulation of this column which might perhaps elicit a response from the nonchalant government, the whiny opposition, the sleeping police forces and media which might perhaps yield some much needed action! and then to kickstart the economy,reduce poverty and corruption, bring education to all...
According to The Yearbook compiled by the Economist (2004-05), Bangladesh emerged as the most corrupt country in the world (not sure how they compiled it- I was more interested in the results rather than investigate whether the World Bank alone had a hand in the compilation of those stats)- Perhaps all the elements that you mentioned have a role to play in Bangladesh leading that particularly dubious hall of fame.

Anonymous said...

PS: Thanks for that explanation of Philipic- I wasnt aware of all the explanations for the term and your choice of it as (part of) your blog title!