Caligula is more fitting for that…
Sorry Skye, it is not that enticing. Who wants to become intimate with a Petri dish of diseases AND a mental basket case?
Not remembering much of my high school Latin, I had to look it up;
“Yes, We Can”.
And my rebut would be, “An atom blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.”
(Salvor Hardin, “Foundation”, Isaac Asimov)
Who are you kidding? When thinking with the little head a little head beats a Royal Flush or common sense. Tomorrow is soon enough to worry about consequences. You will have regrets on your death bed, let them be about things you did not things you could have done.
I have been privileged on multiple occasions to spend several months at a time in locations that your travel agent, given eternity, could not find with Google Maps and the Guide Michelin. As I recall, the locals accepted neither American Express nor Diners Club.
These locations were pandemic with bacteria, virii, fungi, worms, and other infectious lifeforms that had not yet been discovered by the writers of medical textbooks. These lifeforms also digested steel-belted, radial, off-road, studded, condoms as a snack.
Our prophylaxis consisted of Z-packs and hydroxychloroquine. And the admonition to maintain at least 9 inches (or more in my case) distance from the local flora and fauna regardless as to how friendly they may appear.
That advice was sound then, and remains in good stead today. The drive for survival should trump the drive for procreation.
Actually, should be, “By Jove”. We are talking Romans.
Dammit – beat me to it. Zeus was Greek. Jupiter (Jove) was the Roman equivalent.
Vero Possumus — Yes, we can, was used in 2008 during the Obama campaign.
“Truly we shall” is the closer English translation. Ablative absolute constructs are tricky animals from Imperial Roman Latin to the medieval Church Latin, then comes European scholarly Latin from which much scientific description flows (17th to 19th Century). 2600 years of fits and starts. Choose your era and select your declensions, conjugations, and constructs. Split infinitives are a 15 yard penalty and loss of down.
Google translate garbled it as “we can, however,”.
I don’t do Latin but I do see ‘possum’, as in, ‘play dead then scurry away unnoticed at the earliest convenience’. Sounds very Democratic when they’re not killing cops and burning down cities.
And, as seen in later eras, “Arbeit macht frei”…………
Not to be confused with “Die Gedanken Sind Frei.” I wonder if Pete and Woody had any idea that their side was the truly tyrannical one.
Considering that “This Land Is Your Land” was written as a paean to wealth distribution I’m pretty sure they did.
There was a great version in the movie “The Birdmen”. We even got to hear Chuck Connors sing ! Unfortunately, I could not track down the clip, but this one is on you Tube:
Well, “that’s new” from a candidate herself, but Madonna made that exact offer on behalf of Hillary.
If they cheat her to the top, she’ll be the highest-paid whore in history.
I’m not sure that Madonna’s then 16-year old son and his friends were impressed. I don’t know what the boys’ fathers thought, either.
That was essentially Cleopatra VII’s offer to first Julius Caesar and then Marc Antony.
Either way, it ended badly for Rome.
Is “clear ether” from the Doc Smith books? And if so, which book should one start with?
Triplanetary. Then First Lensman, Galactic Patrol, Gray Lensman, Second Stage Lensman, and Children of the Lens. Masters of the Vortex is set in the Lensman universe, but is a stand-alone story.
I always found the Skylark series to be more engaging, if a shorter pantheon:
Skylark of Valeron
Skylark of Space
And don’t forget the “Skylark of Space” series by Doc Smith. I enjoyed those as well.
The Byzantine Empress Theodora the whore beats Cleo hands down.
Didn’t Cleopatra End up in a Carpet roll?
My parents always told me “ if you don’t want trouble, keep it in your pants
What? No croutons?
Raw deal. Bet she uses teeth.
The number of men claiming to be centurions has just gone up exponentially…
And the award for best costume goes to the young lady with the great boobs!
Anything for power.
By any means necessary.
The ends justify the means.
The games of the tyrant are as old as humanity and as cruel as a twisted knife.
Hmm, purple robes…is she plying both sides against the middle member? Not new though, not the first or last whore for the money Cleopatra or Kamala style…who knew they had RINO’s then?
But we were warned by the Possumus, just pretending. It’s all a joke, don’t be deceived Centurion!
Yes it’s true…I (and we) Are. Centurion!
I say we take off and nuke them from space.. Now where did I leave my blue box…
Let us not leave it up to our children to locate, confront and destroy the true enemies of civilization. You don’t have to wear your Lens to use your power to eradicate evil. It’s not too late to focus all the good on the proper target and win the day!
Caesar Salad topped with lots of, um … un-dressing … and Kamala Harris getting her start in politics as Willie Brown’s lapdoll.
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
– Ronald Reagan
May just be me but it sure looks like someones getting a handy in the background fresco.
Looks to me as if someone’s about to go for a ride.
Isn’t Zeus a Greek god? Juno would be more fitting, yes?
Jupiter would be the Roman equivalent of Zeus.
That’s the funniest bit. They’ve done their damnedest to eliminate the circuses. As Juvenal noted, that is one of the more important methods of keeping the populace distracted so you can maintain power.
“panem et circenses”
The chariot races at the Circus Maximus were the most popular. Drew audiences three or four times that of the gladiatorial games.
Apparently NASCAR tried to go the ‘BLM’ route and we can see what happened with that.
Something is stirring the pot.
There is a Disturbance in The Farce…. er, Force. Force – that’s it!
Really, something IS going on and it won’t be pretty.
Nancy is gonna look pretty silly with that gavel shoved up her ass.
She will just go “poof!” at her desk one afternoon, in the middle of saying ‘something’ and no one will notice. She’ll have that gavel clutched so tight in her hand that nothing – no force in this Universe – will pry it out of her cold, dead hand. She will take it to her grave….
And who would want that to rub off on some unsuspecting soul, anyway?
Be wary of anyone conceived on the day she dies. If reincarnation is real, Hildabeast is carrying the soul of Al Capone, and you see how that turned out.
I’d be content if she’d get arrested for just tax evasion. At least she’d be in prison.
If you accept Procopius’ account of Theodora’s life before she married Justinian there is nothing new to be seen in 2020.
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