Friday, October 22, 2010

Romans

And in case you don't read Norwegian, it says:  "Caesar says we can switch to sandals, but we have to keep the skirts."

This just tickles my cross-dressing fancy to no end, and I will give you three guesses (though chances are you only need one) as to where this came from... Oh, sure, I know three Norwegians, but only one passes me comics on a regular basis


This of course REMINDED me of my very favorite depiction of Romans in EXISTENCE....

This scene is hysterical.  Haiw Caesaw!

And I thought you needed some You Tube Links to my favorite scenes:

The Stoning

Biggus Dickus

And the one all writers should love best: Romans Go Home

29 comments:

Ted Cross said...

I so love Life of Brian! It is brilliant. My favorite scene is the 'What have Romans ever done for us' scene.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for the Friday morning smiles, Hart!

Hart Johnson said...

Ted-that is my favorite, too--I probably also should have included the 'but what have the Romans done for us?' bit...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Monty Python is great!
History of the World has some great Roman scenes, too.

Cold As Heaven said...

I was impressed by your translation from Norwegian >:)

By the way, do you read the Asterix comics?

Cold As Heaven

Hart Johnson said...

Alex-it's been AGES since I watched History of the World. I tried to get my son to watch it a while back, but he resisted.

CaH--Oh, I didn't translate... that would be Mari... as to Asterix comics... see... my comic reading is mostly limited to what people send me. I love them, so I have no clue why I don't seek them out... but somehow I only get them when a friend passes them to me...

Will Burke said...

That comic's great! Can't wait to share it! Love the Bigus Dickus too."He has a wife, you knoww..." And the Hebrews on the ground laughing at him "Woger? Do we have a Woger in custody?"

Carol Kilgore said...

These were great! Thanks for a good Friday morning laugh or four.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

OH! i heart the stoning scene so much! It is so full of win!
ahhh, good times!

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Love this! Thanks for the LOLs, Hart.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Love me some Monty Python, but I'm alone with that quest in this house. How did that happen?

Hart Johnson said...

Will--definitely love the lisp: Woderwick?

Thanks everyone!

Sarah--the double cross-dressing particularly pleases me... men dressed as women dressed as men *snort* Though Shakespeare did if first.

Carolyn--how many in your household? Hubby tolerates it, but my kids have been indoctrinated from a YOUNG age. Son had an "I fart in your general direction' t-shirt as a 2nd grader.

Deb and Barbara said...

Wild guess: Cruella??? Good one, baby!!

Love the Monty Python. Man, they knew their stuff.

B
The Middle Ages

M.J. Nicholls said...

"You are the true messiah, and I should know I've followed a few!"

I'll be quoting all day now. Awesome.

RosieC said...

:) Ah, Cruella. What a nicely chosen comic for you!

Su said...

The "Romans go home" scene is absolutely my favourite. Latin might be easier to learn if we all had to do it at swordpoint. ;)

Helena said...

LOVE the scene where the Roman Centurion (Cleese) corrects Brian's ungrammatical anti-Roman Latin graffiti.

Megan Bostic said...

I love monty python!!! Very funny stuff.

LTM said...

omg, Monty Python is so freakin hilarious--LOL! :D thank you, dahlin~

Clarissa Draper said...

Thank you for sharing these, they are so funny! Also, thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog.

CD

Raquel Byrnes said...

That was so funny, the comic and the Monty Python. Needed a laugh today. =)

Helen Ginger said...

I say, listen to the Norwegians and ban all high heels!

Old Kitty said...

Awww Life of Brian ROCKS!! My absolute favourite Monty Python!!!

"He is not the son of God, he's a very naughty boy!" OH classic!!!!

Thanks for cheering me up!
p.s. you can read Norwegian?!!? WOW!!

Take care
x

Hart Johnson said...

I should clarify... the cartoon came WITH a translation. Mari and I established today that when I try to fake Norwegian, I come up with mostly Swedish: Bork, borgen borgen ingen flingen... only ingen is actually a Norwegian word... (pretends the rest was Swedish because mari told me it was *shifty*)

Glad everyone enjoyed them!

erica and christy said...

Hart - I married a Norwegian 13+ years ago AND moved to a 99.5% (estimated) Norwegian community. As long as you use the phrase "uff da" once a day, they'll take you in.
erica

Hart Johnson said...

Erica- that is probably where my grandma moved FROM (or near)--she was from northern Iowa, but I know the big pockets are in Minnesota. In fact my Norwegian writing friend (the original one--Mari--there are several more now) had a sister living in the town my family came from when I first met her (Bergen, for the curious)--you also much be used to the Sven and Ollie jokes? That was what my cousin picked up on his family reunion visit (because he was a boy and got the GOOD conversation, apparently)

L'Aussie said...

Love these pics of the Romans. That's all hilarious about the Norwegians - 'uff da'..:)

Katie Anderson said...

Hehehe, very funny! Will be showing this to the other half when he gets home...

Thanks Hart!