Now that spring has sprung and the grass has rise the Baseball season and the Shakespeare Festival season are both in full swing. Here’s a tribute to those two great harbingers of spring.
I remember this sketch from a Wayne and Shuster radio show in the early ’50s; this version in 1958 would have been from one of their early CBC TV shows. They were funny at a time when funny did not mean resorting to swearing and their comedy always assumed that the audience was literate and knowing.
From one of their classic sketches Rinse the Blood Off My Toga (The assassination of Julius Caesar as written by Micky Spillane.):
Detective (In a bar in ancient Rome): I’ll have a martinus!
Bartender: Don’t you mean a martini?
Detective: If I wanted two I’d ask for them!
As a grade 9 Latin student that one killed me.
9 giugno – Santa Columba