And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus

Cast:

*Please imagine a pic of Ian McNeice as the Newsreader from Rome here* Let it be known across this land known as the Suan Hated Literature blog that no discussion of celebrity big brother shall be tolerated. Any individual found to be mentioning the actions of Denis Rodman, George Galloway or Michael Barrymore, or indeed, any of the various other insignificant celebrities shall result in immediate shunning. There may also be the pointing of the finger, and the laughing[1]

*change gesture* This foul programme must be eradicated from the television. Big Brother delenda est.

Linknotes:

  1. this laughter, naturally, shall be of a mocking manner

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11 Responses

  1. auds says:

    You're so right. It's your blog – do what you want with it. Make up your own rules.

    (While I do agree with all the above, and hate Big brother in all its mind-numbing incarnations; is Denis Rodman the American basketball player??)

  2. Fence says:

    He is indeed.
    The main reason for this post was cause virtually every blog I visited this morining was discussing BB. And whats fun is that half the time they were moaning about watching it, but strangely addicted. Talk about your car crash tv

  3. anne says:

    And auds proves my point. I was about to say – "What…?? Dennis Rodman??? A celebrity???? Naaah.

  4. NineMoons says:

    That would be delunda est frater magnum? Or something. Definitely required to be destroyed anyway.

  5. Fence says:

    Nah, its a name. I don't translate names. And according to the internet, the thing to be destoyed goes at the start of the sentence.

  6. NineMoons says:

    According to Cato, it was delenda est Carthago. But also according to Cato, it was Rrrrrrrrrome. And he had a skinny shoulder sticking out of his nasty toga thing. So we probably shouldn't listen to him. :-)

  7. Fence says:

    There does seem to be an argument for both sides on the internet. But one site says <blockquote cite="http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg110600.shtml"&gt; Some readers are convinced that the phrase is "Carthago delenda est." Others violently contend it is "Delenda Carthago est." My understanding is that in Latin it doesn't matter which grammatical doohickies go where in the sentence. Besides, at this crucial juncture, don't you think we can put aside such partisan rancor?", and as Cato himself probably said it both ways on different occasions, it doesn't really matter.

  8. NineMoons says:

    Dear gods, you are bored today, aren't you, my honey?
    But tee and indeed hee.
    I have been filing all feckin morning. I am fit to be tied. Thank Juno I have Serenity and Fence's company this evening!
    BTW thanks for the IM burbling last night. It made the empty lonely (untidy) apartment seem less lonely and empty. And since using Tim meant turning my back on the fetid Withnail-esque kitchen, it seemed less messy too! Thanks love. :-X

  9. Alan says:

    I will join you as a CBB-free zone, as I happened to catch about a minute of it last night while flicking through the channels and didn't know who anyone was. Next year I'll apply to be on it myself. At least my mum would recognise me.

  10. weenie says:

    Hmmm…I vowed not to watch CBB but have been drawn into the sinister web of mind-numbing tv. But I won't talk about it…too sad!