American Nero

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Manolo says, Suetonius again.

He had an insatiable desire to immortalize his name, and acquire a reputation which should last through all succeeding ages; but it was capriciously directed. He therefore took from several things and places their former appellations, and gave them new names derived from his own.

5 Responses to “American Nero”

  1. bodyblogger July 27, 2005 at 5:03 am #

    Ha ha! Great post! I don’t think that Trump is the only modern nero in the USA!

  2. speedbudget July 27, 2005 at 7:17 am #

    Do we have to worry about the Trump razing whole neighborhoods in order to build his palaces now? Oh, that’s right…the Supreme Court just made it completely legal to do that. Watch out world, here comes Nerump!

  3. Alice July 27, 2005 at 12:25 pm #

    Isn’t it funny how the name “Trump” includes the name “rump”? Because he is one of those. Anyway, what completely horrifies me is not so much Trump, it is Melania. Her name includes the name “mania”, which is the only possible explanation other than a much worse one I do not wish to contemplate. Money, it is nice to have, but other things are even more valuable.

  4. Norma Desmond July 29, 2005 at 11:40 am #

    “Money, it is nice to have, but other things are even more valuable.”

    My dear Alice, this it is something that you know, and that I know, and that every true devotee of The Manolo knows, but do you not think that the Melania’s response to this would be, “What, real estate?”

  5. Esther August 4, 2005 at 4:51 pm #

    I never get tired of looking at the dead squirrel on La Trump’s melon.