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Old 03-22-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
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Fun things to do in March

So I wanted to go to the Gamestop to check something out (oblivion, what else) on the 15th and then I realized something- everyone knows that's the 'Ides of march.' It has negative connotations, shall we say, mainly because Shakespeare wanted it to - in his play Julius Caesar, the 15th is the day that Caesar is warned to 'beware the ides of march.' Why? Because he gets stabbited soon after. Clearly, there is only one way of thinking in this situation:

Negative thoughts = Bad things = English Literature = Shakespeare = Play = Knives = Brutus = Stabbity = Caesar = Roman = Roman-ish looking people = toga

Riiiight. You know where this is going. Since I love holidays (especially ones made up on the spur of the moment), I went to rectify this oversight with alacrity.

TO WALLY WORLD!


You can almost smell the fear toga cloth.


Closer...


AHA! The quarry is discovered!


Having found the object of my quest, I decided on a imperial purple. I read on the internets that only victorious generals were supposed to wear purple togas, but I figured my disgustingly horrific exploits in Rome: Total War earned me the right:



Great! This thing is like 5 yards long, and makes an excellent toga. I wrapped myself up in it in proper Roman fashion (yes, I looked it up) and walked outside. Then I went back in, because I forgot my sandals, an essential part of any Roman costume. Then I walked back out. Then I walked back in again, because I figure I'm not so interested in seeking* out what the results of violating public decency laws are. After redressing that issue, I proceeded forth to Gamestop. Unfortunately I do not have picture of the reactions that I recieved, but you can imagine. Too bad there were not any old geezers there to trip out, but I caught enough of those outside.

So, anyone else do something interesting this month?


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Old 03-22-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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You should probably see a doctor.


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Old 03-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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Negative thoughts = Bad things = English Literature = Shakespeare = Play = Knives = Brutus = Stabbity = Caesar = Roman = Roman-ish looking people = toga
XD

That made me laugh.

So uh.. R.I.P. Caeser.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:30 PM   #4
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You should probably see a doctor.
I know, it's pretty bad, isn't it? Hmmm. You have a point.

...

..Nah, I'm good.


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Old 03-22-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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It has negative connotations, shall we say, mainly because Shakespeare wanted it to - in his play Julius Caesar, the 15th is the day that Caesar is warned to 'beware the ides of march.' Why? Because he gets stabbited soon after. Clearly, there is only one way of thinking in this situation:

Negative thoughts = Bad things = English Literature = Shakespeare = Play = Knives = Brutus = Stabbity = Caesar = Roman = Roman-ish looking people = toga
That's got to be the best post in a long time XD


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Old 03-22-2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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Getting drunk/high/both and going to play some real life mario kart at wal-mart (or store of the like). Using the rascals, of course.


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Old 03-23-2006, 09:23 AM   #7
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No, sorry; I don't post pictures of myself on the internet, because I don't want to. But if you could get me his full address...


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Old 03-23-2006, 09:33 AM   #8
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Yo Sam, I could get a dagger out for you. :P

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Old 03-23-2006, 09:44 AM   #9
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So if Zappa gets me a dagger, I have a toga, and I go with this guy back in time, does that mean I get to be Brutus?


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Old 03-23-2006, 11:20 AM   #10
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No, it just means you can get stabbity XP


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Old 03-23-2006, 12:07 PM   #11
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No, sorry; I don't post pictures of myself on the internet, because I don't want to. But if you could get me his full address...
It's some old lady in California, some YTMND user called the USPS to get the address of the person who owns the PO box, claiming to represent "YTMND Inc." (The USPS only gives the name/address of someone who owns a PO box to companies.)



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Old 03-23-2006, 04:16 PM   #12
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Old 03-24-2006, 02:12 AM   #13
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English rocks.

In Rome, purple was reserved for distinguished men, not just emperors/etc. Senators, consuls, upper class, all wore toga praetextae. (white with purple border stripes, similar to sports jackets today)

Regular citizens wore toga virilis. (toga of manhood, plain white)

Are you dressing up for Julius Caesar? We had to do that last year, too. Presenting an oratory?




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Old 03-24-2006, 08:34 AM   #14
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:59 AM   #15
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Getting to use the bunson burner in science class.

Also thanks for linking me here sam I feel as though Bongo's question should have been answered in a more timely fashion.



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Old 03-03-2008, 04:17 PM   #17
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So, anyone else do something interesting this month?
I saw the new George Carlin HBO special. It was ****ing amazing.



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Old 03-03-2008, 04:20 PM   #18
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Do you know, jmac, that I have never actually watched George Carlin?

Anyways, the only thing interesting I have done this month is buy Corel Painter X. Today. So! No toga-creating this time..


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Old 03-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #19
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So far I've been to Kalahari, the largest indoor waterpark in the US.



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Old 03-03-2008, 10:18 PM   #20
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I will be going to Europe at the end of the month. I'm stoked for it since I've never traveled outside of the two provinces I've lived in. EVER.


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Old 03-03-2008, 11:33 PM   #21
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I want to go to Europe

In fact, I've always wanted to go back home to the Philippines, as well, but I doubt I'll be doing that any time for a long while, much less this March.



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Old 03-04-2008, 12:08 AM   #22
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To be fair, at the time of Julius Ceasar, purple was only for emporers, which had been done away with for some time. So when Julius began wearing purple, the citizens and what-not began fearing he was to declare himself emporer, bringing about the old pains. So thats why Brutus and all the other senators or whatever conspired against him.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:51 AM   #23
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...makes me glad Rome fell.

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Old 03-04-2008, 01:53 AM   #24
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God dammit! I read through half of this thread before I realized it was two years old! >_>

Did you get some friends, wear purple togas, then stage a killing on March 15th inside the Wal-Mart?


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