Monday, June 09, 2008

Lunedi Lunacy

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


SubtleKnife said...

I'm 35 and the martinus kills me.
(If I did want two, would I have to order vodkae martini?)

Great sketch, so many pearls. I loved "TV or not TV" and "Get thee to an optometrist!" (I used "Get thee to a punnery!" not too long ago for a friend who was getting a bit too punny...)

sageweb said...

I love that very good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories!


Willym said...

Subtle: Love it - get thee to a punnery. May I use it^

Sage: Always think of you reading these on a Monday morning.

Dayle: I'm just glad I can still remember this stuff!

SubtleKnife said...

feel free, darling