Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rapture Delayed. But Debbie Harry Loves Dostoyevsky, and Chooses War and Peace

Read the Russian version of this post here.

Rapture, promised for 21 May 2011, did not materialise. Again.

I was wondering why Blondie's Rapture was all over the internet. Until, listening to the evening news, I heard about that poor old sod Harold Camping thanks to whose inspirational prophecy the world got a good occasion to celebrate the glorious weekend.

Over the Rapture weekend, by coincidence or not, Debbie Harry was featured as a guest on the Desert Island Discs programme on Radio 4 and chose Dostoyevsky to take to the island – because he wrote long novels. The very strict presenter reminded her that a title has to bo chosen. Debbie, bless her, only hesitated for a second – and chose War and Peace, also synonymic with long Russian novels.

Never mind it's by Tolstoy – good choice, Debbie! We still love you.

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