Note of Interest: This comic exaggerates absolutely nothing.
The edition of Lysistrata Barbara mentions
exists. The first time I read the lines of a Spartan
character, I was seriously unsure what the heck was going on.|
|Saturday, October 13, 2012|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, Marie is dressed as
a woman of ancient Greece and smoking a cigarette, while Barbara is
next to her in Scottish gear, including a kilt. They are standing in a
spotlight. In vaguely Greek-looking script, or so I claim, are the
words "West of Bathurst" and "by Kari Maaren."|
Panel 2: Marie and Barbara are working at a table in the Davies College Lower Library. Marie is writing on a piece of paper. Barbara has a book open.
Marie: Is this for one of your classes?
Barbara: Yes...it's this ancient Greek comedy called Lysistrata.
Panel 3: Barbara shows Marie the book.
Marie: I don't know that one.
Barbara: It's about the women of Athens trying to stop the Peloponnesian War by withholding sex from the men.
Marie: Sounds like fun.
Barbara: The best bit is that the translator's updated all the ancient Greek slang.
Barbara: And since he's British, it's all "shagging" and "bollocks." The characters talk about shagging a lot.
Barbara: Also, the Spartans have Scottish accents.
Marie: I'm not really sure what to say about that.
Barbara: "This. Is. Sparta. Och, aye!"
Alt-Text: And then the bagpipe music begins.
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