Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ides of March

Famous Dead Roman Guy
Beware the Ides of March. Famous words from Julius Caesar's personal seer before Caesar was killed. Although the phrase was made commonplace by Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar". But, what are the Ides of March? I am just the guy let you know. Wikipedia says, the "term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months." Well, that clears that up. Almost. The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year.It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar according to holidayinsights.com Now that's something I did not know. And here we thought that the "Ides of March" were just about the murder of some dumbass Roman guy of long ago. Not so fast, toga breath. In Italy, "The Ides of March is celebrated every year by the Rome Hash House Harriers with a toga run in the streets of Rome, in the same place where Julius Caesar was killed".

And we all thought that March 15 just meant great pizza specials. Or that St. Patrick's Day is just 48 hours away.  And gettin' drunk and eating pizza sure beats the hell out of remembering some asshole Roman guy of 2000 years ago getting sliced up like a roll of hard salami. In Texas, we call stuff like this "Friday Night". It's fun for the entire family!

Because Toby said so.

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