Wednesday, 11 August 2004

That sunny dome! those caves of ice!

Saparmurat Niyazov, the megalomanical dictator of Turkmenistan, "has ordered the construction of a palace made of ice in the heart of his desert country, one of the hottest on earth."

Perhaps he fancies himself as Kubla Khan from the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.

It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ice!

UPDATE: Great minds think alike.


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I’m thinking more of that scene in Logan’s Run where they’re in the ice cave with the insane robot. Then again, maybe it’s just because the female lead (Jenny Agutter) was naked in part of that scene.

Gratuitous nudity. Gotta love it.


I only saw the network television version of Logan’s Run. No gratuitous nudity.

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