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  1. Ben in Oakland
    May 17, 2012

    Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte features the protagonists pretending to be Albanian in order to fool their girlfriends. Albania was considered so outre in Europe at the time that it was the only possible place that could explain the strangeness.

    Fast forward to the Hoxha years. Albania was so backwards and fascisti-communist that the they made Ceausescu’s Romania look positively liberal. Ceausescu’s had all the typewriters in the country registered in case someone printed something critical of The Genius of the Carpathians.

    Perhaps one of the saddest/ironicalest/craziest/stupidest things I never could have imagined. Albania is more progressive than the good ‘old US of A.

  2. jpeckjr
    May 17, 2012

    Your notes about Mr. Romney’s efforts to prevent marriage equality in Massachusetts are very informative. He really will do anything to try to keep same-sex couples from getting any form of legal recognition, won’t he?

    “Well, if that won’t work, I’ll try this, and this, and this! Damn! Why won’t these people do what I tell them? I always got my way at Bain. And Cranbrook.”

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