Friday, June 04, 2004


I was watching an old episode of Kojak last night. At one point Kojak is "leaning on" a suspect telling him that he may find himself injured if he keeps carrying on as he has been. The suspect turns to his lawyer saying, "He's threatening me. You heard him". Kojak glares at him and says "Greeks don't make threats, they utter prophecies". I thought it was a great line and it had me laughing.

Later I was thinking about that line and about another Greek from Queens, George Tenet, whose uttered prophecies turned out to be a little less than prophetic.