Monthly Archives: November 2003

Dante’s Inferno Test – Be Judged

OK.. being in the testing industry, I like to take these things. This one isn’t as long as a previously posted test, and its basically a moral Yes & No/True or False.
Any who, I have been judged, and frankly..I think it would be difficult to stay out of hell these days. but here’s my results:
The wretched King Minos has decided your fate. His tale wraps around his body 2 times.
The sweet light no longer strikes against your eyes. Your shade has been banished to… the Second Level of Hell!
Second Level of Hell Lustful
You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.
The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) High
Level 2 (Lustful) Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) High
Level 7 (Violent) Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) High
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Moderate

Take the Dante’s Divine Comedy Inferno Test

While we have your attention, Mr President…

Tuesday November 18, 2003
The Guardian
It’s not often that we get the chance to speak directly to the most powerful man in the world. So as George Bush lands in Britain for his first state visit, we asked 60 Brits and Americans to make the most of it
A collection of personal letters from a very interesting list of people, including The pilot falsely accused of aiding the September 11 terrorists, Frederick Forsyth, Salam Pax The Baghdad Blogger, Benjamin Zephaniah, Anita Roddick
60 letters to George Bush (part one)
Dear President Bush,
The child who has lost his arms
thought he was catching a ball
when the bomb his enemies dropped
bounced through his dapper hall.
Look at him here in his bed
washed by the camera glare:
the world must know what happened,
and show how truly it cares.
Was it in fact his foes
who threw this thing in his house?
Or was it perhaps his friends –
hence their exceptional fuss?
Guilt is the great disguiser,
blacking the white of the sun.
One thing we know for sure:
the ball goes bouncing on.

Andrew Motion
Poet laureate

Strike me down

Jesus actor struck by lightning
Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s controversial film The Passion Of Christ.
The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film’s assistant director Jan Michelini while they were filming in a remote location a few hours from Rome.
More at BBC. . .