One of the editor’s top picks yesterday, fresh off the MSNBC site is….……wait for it……. speculation that William Shakespeare smoked the wicked weed while creating some of the most notable literary works of our ages.
This news comes as a complete relief to me and I hope it’s true because it would explain why I could never understand Shakespeare. I mean, really! Who TALKS like that????
I certainly don’t condone drug usage but I will tell you, from personal experience, that sometimes it takes external stimuli to jumpstart the creative juices. I will readily admit that there have been many occasions when I could be found typing furiously at my desk comatose from a Butterfinger & salty potato chips hit, followed by a Pepsi chaser. Good stuff!
This information sheds reasonable doubt now on everything moving forward. Perhaps he was misquoted when he wrote Hamlet. Maybe he was NOT saying “to be or not to be,” rather “doo bie or not doo bie.” I think he was just messing with us!
To the South African anthropologist who is heading this charge, STOP it!!! Who’s next? Dr. Seuss? I’d better NEVER find out that he was rumored to have been in an uncompromising position with the Cat in the Hat or that “Put Me in the Zoo” is code for something unsavory.