Wednesday, March 21, 2007

on passing... in passing...

Not sure why, but this story reminds me of a joke Brotherman the Elder told years ago:

Man Dies After Being Pinched By Dinner
A man pricked by a live crab he was preparing for dinner died 48 hours later in a rare case of flesh-eating bacteria infection from seafood[.]
And the joke is about this gladiator in the arena, who is felled though not killed. He and his opponent, the latter holding a sword to his neck, look to Ceasar in the stands for the verdict. The thumb points down. The vanquished gladiator, evidently with nothing left to lose, flips Ceasar the bird.

A gallows parallel, I suppose...

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