Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Ides of March

Today is the anniversary of the day in 44 BC (or so the history types think) that Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus in an act of regicide. That moment in time and the phrase 'beware the Ides of March' has become famous thanks to the quill of Shakey Bill in Julius CaesarAct 1 Scene II.

If the writers on Coronation Street were to do a story line based on this theme I would imagine young Jason Grimshaw killing off the tyrant of the cobbles - Charlie Stubbs.

On a vaguely related note, if Kelly Ripa killed her co-host would it be considered homicide or regicide?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting Factoid:

In the USA, taxes used to come due on the Ides of March, which gave a whole new meaning to the "Beware the Ides..." comment.

Then they changed it to April 15.

Hmmm. I would have cast Kirkeh as Brutus...

Michigander Fan

Pamer said...

Regicide?!?! LOL

"if you know the name of the King or Talk show host being murdered. PRESS 1..."

Debbie said...

If Kelly Rippa killed her co-host it would ne considered an act of mercy.

missusmac said...

Oh Debbie, we are in full agreement! Regis-cide would be a gift to the world...