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« on: April 12, 2012, 02:04:57 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 02:21:26 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 03:01:44 pm »
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The Algerian Nasser is dead.
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 04:56:11 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 06:50:42 pm »
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RIP Ahmed Ben Bella.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 12:28:37 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 12:44:17 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?
Yup, they just kept him in a freezer for 30 years, when they didn't need him. Then the government had him reheated a couple of years ago, so they could brag about how Algeria had the eldest statesman in the Magrebh countries.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 12:53:39 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?

Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 01:09:47 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?

Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
Known to older people as Molotov syndrome.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 04:39:43 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?

Actually, this was my first reaction when I heard this news.
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 05:20:25 pm »
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Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
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Molotov's dead? When?!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 05:06:01 am »
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Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
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Molotov's dead? When?!
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 06:09:03 am »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?

Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
Known to older people as Molotov syndrome.

Will be referred to soon as Oscar Niemeyer syndrome... assuming the venerable architect is not immortal, which may well be.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 06:05:13 am »
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Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
Known to older people as Molotov syndrome.

Will be referred to soon as Oscar Niemeyer syndrome... assuming the venerable architect is not immortal, which may well be.

Such assumption is a blasphemy.
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 07:01:57 pm »
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Wait, he was alive all this time?

Claude Lévi-Strauss syndrome.
Known to older people as Molotov syndrome.
His opposition to the Iraq War in 2002-2003 made some headlines, as did his appointment to the African Union's "Council of the Wise" but yeah other than that he basically hadn't done anything notable since he was overthrown in 1965.
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The update is like if Oscar Wilde wrote a parody of an Horatio Alger novel.
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