Hey all, guess what comes in a week? True, an old man with a hooker, but more importantly, The Watchmen movie will be hitting theaters on March 6th. That's in one week! Huzzah!!! Personally, I don't care...I don't care if it sucks, I'm going. Probably more than once. Bait and switch, babies, bait and switch.
What's that? You're accusing me of being a comic geek? Pfft. You're just now catching on? I've written a damned fantasy novel, of course I'm geeked about this comic movie. I'll say it, too. I'm more fired up for this movie than I was for The Dark Knight. It's probably because The Dark Knight got my juices pumped for not just good comic adaptations but just good movies. I mean, the Star Wars prequels, the third X-Men movie...so much potential there...and Indiana Jones all had me pretty down on the whole movie experience. Prior to The Dark Knight, the best movie I had seen in the theaters had been Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Pretty bad, I know.
I'm re-reading The Watchmen right now. The Buxom and Comely and Easily Terrified Boudicca bought me the hardbound anniversary copy of The Watchmen for my birthday. So, I busted that open tonight and I'm going to re-read it this weekend and next week in anticipation of the movie.
Given all that, today's Latin lesson is topical. This quotation is attributed to Latin poet Juvenal, who was an author of a collection of satirical poems aptly called the Satires or The Satires of Juvenal. He lived around the end of the first century and into the beginning of the second century AD. He was questioning who can be trusted with power when he penned this week's Latin Lesson phrase:
Pronounced: "Said kweese coose-toe-dee-ate eep-sohse coose-toe-daise?"
Rohrschach, the most badass ginger out there (sorry, Mrs. Weasley), has stopped by to provide the translation:
It's just a week away, people. Throw this around while waiting in line for popcorn, and the lesser geeks will all bow before you, opening your way to a gallon of cherry coke and a bushel basket of popcorn and the best seats in the theater. Don't be ashamed. While you're at it, feel free to get in touch with your inner geek, just don't go blind over it...