Nomen est omen
Before I fall asleep here, just another random observation on Italy: driving along the A8 highway that takes you to Malpensa airport, you'll see a big cineplex called Medusa Multicinema. Why one earth would one name a movie theater after Medusa? Are they literally trying to petrify their audience? Are the films they show really that bad?
I could imagine calling a multi-headed cineplex after Hydra, but Medusa has the distinct whiff of mythological confusion about it. Then again, their logo was rather head-with-serpent-hair-like. (In German, that would be one word.)
I also bought some grappa at the airport. Good stuff.
Posted by qsi at October 09, 2002 11:22 PM
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It's named for the eponymous film distribution group, rather than directly for the snake-haired petrifying Greek chick.
Of course that begs the question of why the company was named for her, and that one I can't help you with...