Friday, January 27, 2012

Alas, poor Yorick! SOPA.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it.  Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? (Hamlet, V.i)
Hamlet's response to the bones of Yorick is beautifully stated. I wonder if we will soon need some kind of special permission to quote the likes of Shakespeare without  fear of imprisonment.
*photo borrowed from Wikipedia. If you would like me to remove it, I will gladly do so.


Joanna Jenkins said...

I know!!! Times sure have changed thanks to the internet.

xo jj

texlahoma said...

I just watched the movie "Idiocracy"
yesterday. (In case you haven't seen it - a guy goes into the future to 2505 (I think) and people are so dumbed down that they can barely speak, they use wrong words etc.)

I bet that's how Shakespeare would see us.

diane said...

Tex, I LOVE that movie, and refer to it frequently. "Welcome to Cosco, I love you", hahaha.

texlahoma said...

Diane - Yeah, the greeter.