RIP Caesar! The Ides of March
The Ides of March, also the day Caesar was assasinated.
Shakespeare is my favorite writer of all time, just in case you didn't know. I'm a HUGE fan of the revenge plays. However, today we celebrate one of his most famous lines from his tragedy, Julius Caesar. Great play.
The treacherous Cassius convinces Caesar's friend Brutus that Caesar is plotting to create a monarchy in Rome. A murderous plot against Caesar emerges, and a crazy soothsayer mutters to Caesar "BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH." Brutus struggles between honoring both his friend and his country. Eventually Cassius' arguments wear on Brutus, and when Caesar is mobbed by a group of senators and stabbed to death, Brutus stabs too. What a jerk. On the other hand, what a patriot. Caesar comes back and haunts the living hell out of Brutus. I ain't gonna reveal the end. I do recommend a reading of the sexy tragedy Antony and Cleopatra following Julius Caesar.
Anywho, RIP Caesar. I guess you should have listened to the soothsayer!
To celebrate thye Ides of March, we shall eat Caesar Salad for supper.
Check out the great technique used in Tiajuana, Mexico, where the Caesar salad originated.
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