Thursday, December 14, 2006

Klingons Howl at the Epi-Cassandra's

Cassandra, from Wikipedia: "In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek: Κασσάνδρα "she who entangles men") (also known as Alexandra) was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy whose beauty caused Apollo to grant her the gift of prophecy. However, when she did not return his love, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions."

Translated from the Greek, "She told the truth, but was never believed".

From an IBD editorial :

"Former Vice President Al Gore recently told NBC's Matt Lauer the liberation of Iraq was "the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States," and former President Jimmy Carter last month on CNN called it "one of the greatest blunders that American presidents have ever made."

Epi-cassandra, (from Smoothing Plane) always looks backwards, always know what should have been done, and always says whatever was done was done wrongly. The superlative 'worst ever' often their first two words. (See also Prometheus and Epimetheus.)

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