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Shaquille O’Neal (b. March 6th): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

Shaquille O’Neal (b. March 6th): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

Shaquille O’Neal (b. March 6th): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

Shaquille O’Neal (b. March 6th): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

The Shaming of the Shrew

15 Aug

bondage shrewThe Shaming of the Shrew is a ribald comedy written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been penned in a burst of manic creativity between midnight and sunrise on Midsummer’s Night, 1591.

The main plot depicts the courtship of a mischievous nobleman and a headstrong shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various sexual torments – the “shaming” – until she becomes a compliant and obedient mistress.

The play’s apparent misogynistic elements have become the subject of considerable controversy, particularly among modern scholars, shrewaudiences and readers. However, apologists for Shakespeare who have examined his diary, his handwriting, and the many clay pipes that he used that summer, said he was smoking an inordinate amount of cannabis that year. Shakespeare was 27 at the time.

ShakespeareSaysThe Royal Shakespearean Society has also weighed in, saying that his reputation should not be judged on the basis of this single “stoner sitcom” in the Bard’s oeuvre. In his defense, they cite the evidence of his diaries wherein even “Wild Bill”, as he was known to his intimates at Ye Olde Fumitorium in downtown Avon, frequently admonished himself not to take too seriously anything he wrote under the influence of “the inventive weed.”

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Shaquille O’Neal (b. Mar 6th): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

Shaquille O’Neal (b. Mar 6): “I want to be known as The Big Shakespeare.”

6 Mar

o'neal

“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’”

~ Shaquille O’Neal, b. 6 March 1972

 

Something Wanton This Way Comes

20 Oct

Ever since the runaway success of Fifty Shades of Grey, reading glasses the world over have been fogging up with heavy breathing. Publishers, having taken the pulse of this phenomenon and found it throbbing, are now trolling through their backlists, looking for something salacious to satisfy the public’s new appetite for literary erotica.

Lacking fresh product to satisfy growing demand, book marketers are now desperate to put new lipstick on old tarts. A major search portal and a men’s magazine are rumored to have joined forces, and are buying up the rights to hundreds of literary classics. After tweaking the titles, a small army of hacks will then refurbish the story lines with just enough romance and raunchy sex to make readers come back for more.

Expect to see some of these titillating titles appearing as stocking-stuffers for mommies everywhere this Xmas:

  1. A Massage in India ~ E.M. Forster
  2. A Whore’s House ~ Heinrik Ibsen
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlust ~ Lewis Carroll
  4. All the King’s Women ~ Robert Penn Warren
  5. As I Lay Coming ~ William Faulkner
  6. Briefing for a Descent into Her ~ Doris Lessing
  7. Chiquita ~ Vladimir Nabokov
  8. Dr Jekyll and Mrs Hyde ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  9. Fagtime ~ E.L. Doctorow
  10. Girl Farm ~ George Orwell
  11. Hot Little Women ~ Louisa May Alcott
  12. I, Priapus ~ Robert Graves
  13. In Search of Lust Time ~ Marcel Proust
  14. King Leer ~ William Shakespeare
  15. Lady Oral ~ Margaret Atwood
  16. Midnight’s Chicken ~ Salman Rushdie
  17. Native Bastard ~ Richard Wright
  18. Necromancer ~ William Gibson
  19. Never Let Me Come ~ Kazuo Ishiguro
  20. Obsession ~ A.S. Byatt
  21. On the Broad ~ Jack Kerouac
  22. Play Her As She Lays ~ Joan Didion
  23. Sluthouse Five ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  24. Something Wanton This Way Comes ~ Ray Bradbury
  25. Son and Lover ~ D.H. Lawrence
  26. The Executioner’s Thong ~ Norman Mailer
  27. The French Lieutenant’s Boy ~ John Fowles
  28. The Lord Of The Cock Rings ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  29. The Penis is A Lonely Hunter ~ Carson McCullers
  30. The Portrait of a Ladyboy ~ Henry James
  31. The Pot-Weed Factor ~ John Barth
  32. The Sex Adventures of Augie March ~ Saul Bellow
  33. The Sex Tourist’s Guide to the Galaxy ~ Douglas Adams
  34. The Way of All Flesh ~ Samuel Butler
  35. The Way We Love Now ~ Anthony Trollope
  36. Uranus is a Harsh Mistress ~ Robert Heinlein
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