Talk Like Shakespeare?
Another brilliant freaking idea from the mind of "Richard the Turd":
- On Monday, Mayor Richard Daley is to announce that Thursday, William Shakespeare's 445th birthday, is to be "Talk Like Shakespeare Day," an occasion for Chicagoans to import the spoken words of the Bard of Avon into their everyday conversations.
Because today is April 20 rather than April 1, we'll assume the mayoral proclamation is both legit and sincerely made. Soft! On Thursday, verily, haply we'll hear Shakespearean language in all kinds of Chicago settings. Alack! Prithee! Mark me well!
At City Hall, Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) to Ald. Richard Mell (33rd):"Foolery, sir, doth walk about the orb like the sun. It shines everywhere."
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in impromptu statement outside home: "Thieves for their robbery have authority, when judges steal themselves."
Give us a day or two and our readers will come up with a few dozen Shakespearean quotes that will make you spew frosty beverages all over the computer screens. But in all seriousness - what the hell does this have to do with running a city into the ground via taxes, clout, crooked contracting and phone calls.
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