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Eric Hartmans Trofee...
15-DEC-37 Nero

Eric Hartman's Trofee...


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Eldar Kadymov30-Nov-2008 22:58
Amigo, that was fabulous essay, and you fully deserved tour of the planthttp://www.pbase.com/eldarrio/image/103386369 run by Marat whereas they serve top notch ice cream. Don't forget that you're just a tourist, though, no touching of anti-matter , please !
As for Nero being Eric's acquaintance we have no documented proof of thereof... yet... The only assumption we can make about their glorious affiliations is that camera depicted Eric descending with his trofee at the moment when Nero was born, so this is full mistery to be resolved in the future... Did I say "future" ?! Smokes, I always forget that time as a 5th state of matter doesn't exist in hell... And likely beyond it too...
Michael Weinberg30-Nov-2008 19:25
Hello most evil one. A most striking scene of the great combat ace Eric Hartmann, who scored over 300 kills upon soviet fighter pilots..... oh how his memory must be a curse upon the soviet air forces. After WWII, when allied forces turned Hartmann over to the soviets, the soviets imprisoned him for war crimes, though his engagement in war, though deadly, was legitimate. So the question is, how does old Emporer Nero in 37 Ad, have anything to do with Hartmann. Is that Nero's skull that Harman holds? Maybe? Maybe not. Nero, we should all remember was the the quintessential modern man. He was the consummate party animal. He used to swing both ways and orgies was his party of choice. Around 64 AD, if my memory serves me correctly, Nero was Emporer during the worst fire in Rome's history... and Nero just stood by and did nothing..... well not exactly.... it was said of Nero that he "fiddled as Rome burned." What a guy. Within a few years after the fire, Nero, for a plethora of good reasons was sentenced to death by flogging by the Roman Senate. Nero, true to form, evaded the flogging by committing suicide. So what does this all mean? We have lots of information here, but no clear message.... at least not from me. I am reminded by a college professor who used to quote old Sig Freud. He said Freud used to say "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." And so I see no singular great meaning here except that 1666 is a portal of universal time capturing the souls of historical beings who held life and death, on a large scale, within their hands. And at this moment in the Resurrection of 1666 we are all awe-struck by the brilliant photography and graphic design of its creator... one very evil master of the imagination who has channelled our energies to look deeply and thoughtfully at this nostalgically morbid scene. It is ironic to see here one of the great scapegoats in history, Hartmann, holding the skull, as a trophy, of perhaps one of the great scape-goaters of history, Nero. And now that my energy has been channelled out of me, it is time for me to get some ice cream.... to replenish my soul, of course. Oy. Michael.