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lotus eater

Someone whose only interests are luxury and sensual pleasures, a sybarite. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew encounter the Lotus Eaters, island inhabitants who spend their lives eating a narcotic that causes them to be drowsy and disinterested in anything but their own pleasure, sort of Homeric Flower Children. Several crew members partook and had to be dragged back to the ship to which they were chained until they kicked the habit.
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Though Helen Adams resists becoming a celebrity journalist in The Lotus Eaters, by the end of the war and her long dalliance in Vietnam, she is a legend; the male journalists call her "Helen of Saigon" (5).
The fact that they are blinkered from and ignored by the lotus eaters must be a sense of a guilty conscience on their part and you, the press, for not speaking loud enough
The fat lady in the audience sings the ballad for the very sad and very tired lotus eaters as several hoochie mommas rip the rest of the jewelry off her body and fly in the direction of some weed.
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However, little harm was done to McCarthy's career which has hummed along at a steady pace with varied roles in conventional Hollywood pictures (Die Hard 2, Paradise), local fare such as The Lotus Eaters (which brought her a second Genie), George's Island and on-stage at Stratford, Shaw and the Grand Theatre.
His first big break came in the early Eighties when he was supporting chart-busting Liverpool group, The Lotus Eaters.
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