Exactly one year ago, the brilliant PBS British Shakespearean comedy series Upstart Crow’ aired an episode called ‘A Christmas Lockdown 1603’, where Kate and Will are in London lockdown because of the plague. Their actions and comments draw clever parallels to the COVID lockdown 400 years later are absolutely hilarious.
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If you manage to see it on PBS or it’s available on your selected link, turn on the Closed Captioning, since the rapid-fire Brit Shakespearean colloquialisms and malapropos are (to use their lingo of the day) “a clever clishma-calaverous collection of linguistic poncy-cobbling and bellicose bavardage.”
This’d probably be (zoom!) way over the heads of our usual trolls, but I know there are plenty of my enlightened Go Comics pals out there who’d get a kick out of it.
Regardless, Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to all of you!
(and may a camel caravan make a rest stop upon your lawn, Joe Manchin)