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Happy 2,067th anniversary of Julius Caesar's assassination!!!
Well, I guess it's only really happy if you're one of the people that got all stabby with him…But isn't it funny how you can seem super cultured and worldly, because you happen to know a small scrap of information about the Ides of March and the knife-based ouster of a Roman Emperor? You can even make a reference to a play by Ole Billy Shakes that you haven't actually read! (I wonder if that's what all these snooty TV writers do…) It just goes to show how "sophistication" is really pretty superficial. After all, this comic could one day be studied and revered, and people will have completely forgotten about Julius Caesar and William Shakespeare, so this will be how scholars rediscover them!
Now Brian is telling me that I'm being overly self-important, and also that he wants me to note that he does read Shakespeare's plays for fun sometimes, so although he has yet to read Julius Caesar, he's not just some "philistine charlatan." (My god…he's as bad as Anna!) Honestly, though, it doesn't matter. If it isn't for school, you shouldn't feel obligated to read (or not read) anything. It's your life, and it's your business to do what you want. You don't get to be right just because you've read something that other people haven't!
So, there you go! That's it! Go read something if you want (but don't feel like you have to…unless it's, like, that important email from your boss…then definitely don't read it). Personally, I'm going to go exist in that odd realm of imagination that I go to between issues!
(Can I just say that I wish the 14th could have been on a Wednesday, so that I could have talked about "Pi Day," instead of asshats in togas?)