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    Inicio > Historias > They could be heroes

    They could be heroes

    But they really aren't. Time published some time ago his list of 37 european heroes, chosen according to, well, their hero-ness. I didn't really pay much attention to it (I can't even find it; I probably threw it to the recycle bin straight away), but some people actually have, and it's received a lot of flak in the letters section, two of them devoted to our very own Pedro Almodóvar (nobody mentions Plácido Domingo, who is a hero for... er... singing real loud?). But not only: Job Cohen, from the Netherlands, Lars Josefsson, from Sweden, and the major of Tirana (really, whose idea was it to name as hero the major of Tirana?) also get angry letter in that section.
    I have only found this reference in another blog.

    2005-11-10 18:36 | 4 Comment(s) | Filed in

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    De: Algernon Fecha: 2005-11-10 18:43

    Give to any human being the same possibilities as, say, Bob Geldof: what we'd have then?

    Millions of heroes.

    The Time's article seems pretty much dumb to me. I mean: anybody can be a hero. How many unseen heroes do exist out there? It's only a matter of visibility and karma-whoring, IMHO.

    De: JJ Fecha: 2005-11-10 18:49

    Well, not everybody can be major of Tirana. On the other hand, there are real heroes, but not everybody there can really be called a "hero" in the classical sense.

    De: Estefanía Fecha: 2005-11-10 21:38

    We don’t need another hero
    We don’t need to know the way home
    All we want is life beyond thunderdome

    Looking for something we can rely on
    There’s got to be something better out there
    Love and compassion, their day is coming
    All else are castles built in the air
    And I wonder when we are ever gonna change it
    Living under the fear till nothing else remains.

    Tina Turner › We Don’t Need Another Hero
    (t. britten, g. lyle)
    Producer: terry britten
    Albums: mad max beyond thunderdome soundtrack (85)

    De: JJ Fecha: 2005-11-13 20:03

    Yep, we've had more than enough heroes...

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