Before I go off to sleep … after the GOP debate, I am watching a bit of the movie Gladiator.
I have a certain affinity with the protagonist. I, too… well… never mind. And I can imagine some liberal bishop saying “I’m terribly vexed.”
NB: The notion that M. Aurelius would want to restore the Republic is risible… absurd beyond describing. I digress.
A friend who once made a living in theatrical costume and set design noted from the movie that the sister of the Emperor Commodus (former lover of the Maximus) remarked that, as she becomes more and more vulnerable and in danger during the course of the film, the costumes exposed more and more of her body.
I thought that not only a great point about the movie but about how women are portrayed in the media and forced, therefore to be.
Also, I think the game they play with the snake under the basket to be a fine metaphor of the Fishwrap (Titus the Gaul?) approach to the final judgment.
In the meantime. Everyone calls into Hugh Hewitt’s show (he has listed moi meme as an Amicus et Socius Romae, btw… look on the sidebar!) saying “Morning Glory!” I think everyone should call into my show saying:
Strength and Honor!
I could use the music from Gladiator for my upcoming three-hour per day radio talk show.