Monday, October 03, 2005

Rome: Then and Now

HBO's new series Rome had some amusing lines in its most recent episode.

After watching her son play fight with a Roman Legionary and remarking on his handsomeness while fighting she proclaims:
"If Ceasar were to see you now he'd put you on his staff immediately."

Atia again taunts her son and his bookishness, urging him into manhood:
"I swear if you don't penetrate someone today I will take your vile books and burn them in the square."

Atia, attempting to make good with an influential Roman woman whom she crossed tries to make good by sending her the gift of man. Her daughter protests at the gift to which she responds:
"Nonsense! Large penis is always welcome!"

Here Here!

I just now realized that all these lines are from the character of Atia. Tongue in cheek humor aside this show is really well done. I enjoy it greatly.

And in modern day Rome....

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Here is some more quotes that I think we should be aware of. Information about Miers is going to come largely from her tenure in the Dallas City Council and other public offices in Texas.

I have to modify my stance from my earlier blog post. I think this woman is a trojan horse. Her credentials are lacking and her affiliations with the administration are far too close. This nomination is a farce. I know that one need not be a judge before becoming a Supreme Court Justice but you had damn well be a superb lawyer who is distinguished in rulings and writings. Miers' past is neither superb nor distinguished but certainly dubious and clandestine, qualities unbecoming for a guardian of our democracy.


Blogger Jim said...

Agreeing with you! Also, nice foreshadowing and analogy with the Rome intro.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

And here is a priceless post on the same.

6:00 PM  

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