wow! How desperate for a post was I yesterday to resort to talking about my calculator blowing up? (Not that I'm going to guarantee that this one will be any more worthwhile!)
... and that Ides of March thing! Last night, we sat around at the office drinking wine and eating pizza, sort of celebrating that we had made it through the corporate tax deadline, and I mentioned something about it also being an Ides of March celebration. My comment brought mostly blank reactions, like, Hey, what's an Ides of March?
"Didn't you people have to read Julius Caesar or any other Shakespeare plays in high school?" I ask, and the answers were mostly No.
"So what did you read in English class?"
Watership Down, one person answers. (!) Another person says, "We didn't read Romeo and Juliet in English class, but we watched the movie." -- the Leonardo deCaprio version!