August 14, 2003
Marduk Misses The Point

The mysterious and splenetic proprietor of Marduk's Babylonian Musings chastises the equally mysterious 'Hesiod', who tries to blame Arnold Schwarzenegger for his father's Nazism, and asks: "No skeletons in your family's closet, eh Hesiod?"

I think it's far more likely that 'Hesiod' is the skeleton in his family's closet, the black sheep of the entire 'Hesiod' clan. In fact, I wonder if his well-guarded anonymity has more to do with keeping his family happy than any fear of political repercussions. Years ago, someone told me that Douglas Macarthur had a son who (a) looked exactly like him and (b) was flamingly gay, and that the family paid him a large sum of money to change his name and forever conceal his connection with them. I have no reason to believe there is any truth to that story, but something similar (though non-sexual) may be going on with 'Hesiod'. I can just see poor old Mr. and Mrs. Smith, or Jones, or Van Houten, or Beavis, or Keinwitz, or Proktopoulos, or whatever Pseudo-Hesiod's real name is, comforting each other by saying "at least no one knows he has anything to do with us".

Posted by Dr. Weevil at August 14, 2003 12:00 AM

You are a bad, bad man, Doc.


Posted by: Meryl Yourish on August 14, 2003 10:30 PM

...but you are very good at being bad.

Posted by: Fred Boness on August 15, 2003 12:07 AM