Saturday, June 20, 2009

Romeo the Clown

Ever wonder what Romeo and Juliet was really all about? Stephan Pastis, of Pearls Before Swine fame, explains it all. Hint - you've been wrong about it since high school:

Romeo is not romantic. He is mentally challenged.

That is why I say this is not a tragedy. It is a comedy. Romeo should have carried a seltzer bottle and popped out of a crammed Volkswagen with fifty other Italians. He is Harpo Marx minus the horn.
Wherefore art thou, Harpo?

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