Saturday, March 22, 2014

Odd Advertisement: New Is Always Better

Photo Credit - GVT
I saw this advertisement at Bar Louie last Friday, a small marketing phrase unwittingly making a huge statement about American culture. I'll modify a bit of Cavafy's "Theophilos Palaiologos" to say of it

Ah, how much of the pathos, 
the yearning of our race,
how much weariness
these four tragic words contained.

Silly as Praxilla

We've lost everything Greek poet Praxilla wrote expect a brief fragment mentioned by Zenobius to explain the phrase "silly as...