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Friday brain-teaser


Referring back to yesterday’s late post, you are cordially invited to compare and contrast these two images. On the left, Dale Arden and Flash Gordon in the 1980 film of Flash Gordon (yes, the one with a host of stars and the music of Queen), in which a knuckle-headed footballer and friends travel to the planet Mongo, where they fight Ming the Merciless to save the Earth. On the right, you see Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, speaking yesterday. Can you spot the two crucial differences?

And the answer is, of course, that Flash Gordon is a fictional character who really did save the Earth, whereas Mario Monti is a real person and …

“The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”
[Tom Clancy]


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