"History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce" - Karl Marx. Today - like a few minutes ago - there has been a big blast in Beirut. I automatically thought of my archives and salvaged these three samples from newspapers dating to 1984. The first is about a movie called "Al Infijar" (the explosion), the second is about a "secure car that can save your life" the third is a missing word game with the words "security plan" in black.... So today is a tragedy, I am still waiting for the farce.