Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year

Wouldn’t it have been funny if instead of a fiddle, Nero had played a tuba as Rome burned?

23 comments:

Hulabelly said...

That would be AWESOME! oompah pah oompah pah...

morbid misanthrope said...

hulabelly - It would have changed history...well, except that whole throwing Christians to the lions bit.

just thinking said...

happy new year !

drunkbh said...

Did they have tubas in 64 AD? I'm too lazy to look it up. Either way it's an interesting thought.

morbid misanthrope said...

just thinking - Happy New Year to you as well.

drunkbh - No, they didn't have tubas back then - not in the form they exist now, anyway. Although, an early form of tuba was the Roman buccina; a spiraled infantry bugle. The tuba's current design didn't show up until the 1870's.

Coincidentally, I don't believe ukeleles were around in Nero's day, but a ukelele-playing Nero would have been funny too. It wouldn't have had the same meaning as Nero playing a tuba, but it also paints a funny picture.

Victor said...

Actually it would have been hillarious if he had sang the song... Is getting hot in here,( so hot! ) go ahead take off your clothes LOL

Willow said...

Imagine him sitting in front of a baby grand wearing his toga and head decoration and bent over the keys. He already looked like a cross between a mad scientist and an idiot savant, and since most pianists look a little psycho anyway, he'd have been perfect for the part.

badgerbob said...

Willow, an idiot savant? how appropriate for you to mention that.

Willow said...

Not to worry, Bob, when I think "idiot" I still think of you first.

Hulabelly said...

Fer sure... No one would play a little imaginary violin when one expressed their woes.. it'd be a little tuba (whispering "oompah pah!")

just thinking said...

I see willow and bob are back to normal...

morbid misanthrope said...

rude - That makes a lot of sense. Then, as my brother noted, "he could have played with his meat-needle."

willow - Very interesting idea, that. Then the unborn ghost of Liberace could have played his ghost piano alongside Nero. That sounds like a Disney animated movie just waiting to happen.

badgerbob/willow - Others have suggested the two of you get married. I, on the other hand, would much rather see you two starring in your very own, prime-time, ABC sitcom with a gratuitous laughtrack and a bumbling, slightly neurotic, next-door neighbor.

hulabelly - I must give Nero some credit. Playing the fiddle - or violin in my case - can be quite difficult. Of course, the history books never said Nero played well.

just thinking - And in rather good form as usual.

just thinking said...

I think they SHOULD get married...

Willow said...

Marriage to the badger is NOT in the cards guys. We do know each other, because we lived in close proximity to each other one time. I lived in a house and he lived under it.

He was an uncouth slob. He would steal my newspaper and pee on it. He rooted through my garbage and left a trail of filth wherever he roamed. He terrorized my cats and pooped on my backdeck.

Nope, I won't be marrying that dope.

morbid misanthrope said...

willow - I'd still watch if you two had a sitcom. Hell, anything is better than Will and Grace.

badgerbob said...

Enough of your mindless drivel, willow.
Morb , we your readers, are in need of a new post.

morbid misanthrope said...

badgerbob - I'll be getting to that as soon as possible; unfortunately, business deadlines come first. This is just another example of the man keeping me down...damn, that's a ridiculous thing to say even when you're joking.

drunkbh said...

New post????

You can repost the one about food. that one is still my favorite.

morbid misanthrope said...

drunkbh - Thanks for the idea. Cheers.

bayi said...

Roman version of Fiddler on the Roof? :)

morbid misanthrope said...

bayi -- God, I hope no wrestling is involved.

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