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Sat Feb 27, 2016, 01:50 PM

Saturday, February 27th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"Never did mockers waste more idle breath."

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 2, Line 168.

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Reply Saturday, February 27th. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day. (Original post)
Aristus Feb 2016 OP
In_The_Wind Feb 2016 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2016 #2
livetohike Feb 2016 #3
sarge43 Feb 2016 #4
Wounded Bear Feb 2016 #5
Aristus Feb 2016 #6
Wounded Bear Feb 2016 #7
Aristus Feb 2016 #8
Wounded Bear Feb 2016 #10
Tobin S. Feb 2016 #9
Aristus Feb 2016 #11
Tobin S. Feb 2016 #12
Aristus Feb 2016 #13

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 02:28 PM

1. Sheesh!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:02 PM

2. Thank you, my dear Aristus!

It's perfect.

Just as it always is.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 04:38 PM

3. Another great one Aristus!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 05:15 PM

4. I imagine Will is thinking up some new words for that creature.

He ran into more than his share of self important posers.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 05:19 PM

5. I have to admire how you always nail these...

and applaud your familiarity with Shakespeare.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 05:30 PM

6. Thanks, neighbor!

I have a lot of help:

Shakespeare's Insults
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Yale Shakespeare
The Riverside Shakespeare
The Library Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Book of Lists
The Shakespeare Miscellany

I'm never at a loss for a good quote...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 07:50 PM

7. So it's not like you've studied him or anything, then...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 07:51 PM

8. Oh no, not at all...

Why do you ask?...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 10:05 PM

10. To paraphrase a favorite football player...

I'm only replying to bump this thread.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 09:08 PM

9. How do you do that?

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 11:58 PM

11. Do what?


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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:09 PM

12. How do you find those quotes to go along with current events?

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 12:25 PM

13. It depends.

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Usually, I have a vague idea of what subject I want to post; most often, whichever public figure made the most news recently. My first move is to thumb through my copy of 'Shakespeare's Insults', which lists them in order by play, which themselves are arranged in alphabetical order by title. If I find something appropriate, I then go looking for a suitable image to post with it.

Not all of WSTFTD posts are meant to be insults. For example, for Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or for the deaths of respected public figures, I'll want something laudatory. So I go looking through the plays that would most likely contain a good quote. (Henry V contains good quotes for soldiers, veterans, and also working people - "We are but warriors for the working day..."

If I want the post to address racism, Othello is a good place to start. If it's anti-Semitism, I look through The Merchant Of Venice. I'm willing to bet that if you gave me a name or an historical event, I could find a Shakespeare quote that would provide suitable commentary.

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