Estonian prez's Twitter fight with NYT columnist to become opera1/17/2013
Someone's turning a Twitter fight between Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman into an opera. "Nostra Culpa (Our Fault)," to be performed in Estonia in April, will explore "the age-old economic disagreement of austerity [versus] stimulus," said Scott Diel, the journalist who wrote the opera's libretto. While that may sound like a surefire snoozer, Ilves' combative tweets are actually pretty entertaining. "Guess a Nobel in trade means you can pontificate on fiscal matters & declare my country a 'wasteland,'" Ilves ranted. "But yes, what do we know? We're just dumb and silly East Europeans … Let's sh*t on East Europeans." It'll sound even better when the fat lady sings it. [Source]
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