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(Metro)   Lonely Hungarian man inspired to find a girlfriend after reading Romeo and Juliet. Presumably he didn't actually make it to the end   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2010-07-20 08:09:34 AM  
"I KEEESE YOU!!"
 
2010-07-20 08:34:02 AM  
Ahh, signs on telephone poles, the best way to attract women who have low enough self esteem to date your sorry ass.
 
2010-07-20 09:21:08 AM  
Do you want to go back to my place? Bouncy! Bouncy!
 
2010-07-20 09:27:42 AM  
he needed inspiration?

once my facilities became active i had all the inspiration i needed
 
2010-07-20 09:28:21 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noBnTraU0FM

"Don't bury me 'cause I'm not dead yet."
 
2010-07-20 09:30:42 AM  
[image from pics.nerdnirvana.org too old to be available]
 
2010-07-20 09:31:51 AM  
Juliet? So he is trying to find a 13 year-old?


/Joke: Why did Shakespeare make Juliet 13? Nobody would believe an Italian virgin any older than that. Bada-boom!
 
2010-07-20 09:33:16 AM  
summon medius?

/Hungarian, no comment beyond that.
 
2010-07-20 09:33:46 AM  
Was he a relative of Taylor Swift, perhaps?
 
2010-07-20 09:34:39 AM  
You're an adult who enjoyed the "love" story of Romeo and Juliet? Here, read this turd called Twilight. It will blow your tiny mind. XD
 
2010-07-20 09:34:53 AM  
Would you like to make some fark?
 
2010-07-20 09:36:34 AM  

flyingMermaid: Juliet? So he is trying to find a 13 year-old?


Was going to mention the fact but you beat me to the punch. Well done.
 
2010-07-20 09:36:39 AM  
It's weirdly sweet.
 
2010-07-20 09:37:34 AM  
I hear that thousands of letters about people's love problems are sent every year to a "Juliet" in Verona. It would seem that very few people make it to the end of that play.

Spoiler: everybody dies. It's almost more black comedy than tragedy, really.
 
2010-07-20 09:39:21 AM  
"We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but it ended up in tragedy."
 
2010-07-20 09:42:42 AM  

clevershark: Spoiler: everybody dies. It's almost more black comedy than tragedy, really.


was this the one that was remade as Very Bad Things?
 
2010-07-20 09:43:20 AM  
Spoiler: everybody dies. It's almost more black comedy than tragedy, really.

Not everybody - that would be Hamlet - just the two dumb kids. Should be retitled "Scratch One Up for Darwin"
 
2010-07-20 09:43:44 AM  
Perhaps his hovercraft was full of eels.
 
2010-07-20 09:44:41 AM  
Seeing this article reminds me of a tape version of Romeo and Juliet that I had to listen to in high school. The teacher went on and on about how it was an excellent recording and just as good as seeing it live (which was impossible due to budgetary constraints). All that went out the window the second we got to the moment where Romeo's hiding in the bushes and dropping O's left and right. I swear to god, he sounded like he was jerking off in the bushes. Not just an "Ooh, Juliet", like a good Shakespearean actor, but a full blown "Oooouuuuuuuhh *pant pant rustle rustle* Juliet!" Yeah, we couldn't stop giggling for the rest of the tapes.

/css
 
2010-07-20 09:45:30 AM  

Yogimus: Perhaps his hovercraft was full of eels.


this
 
2010-07-20 09:46:25 AM  
Sooo...he's climbing up on the balconies to post these, right? He has no idea who lives there, be they single men, couples...? This will not end well.
 
2010-07-20 09:47:09 AM  

flyingMermaid: Spoiler: everybody dies. It's almost more black comedy than tragedy, really.

Not everybody - that would be Hamlet - just the two dumb kids. Should be retitled "Scratch One Up for Darwin"


There's also Tybalt and Mercutio, although they have the good taste to die early on so as not to steal the spotlight.
 
2010-07-20 09:47:18 AM  

flyingMermaid: Juliet? So he is trying to find a 13 year-old?


Nah, Olivia Hussey has got to be in her fifties by now.

(You do not know her name? For shame.)
 
2010-07-20 09:49:09 AM  
35-year-old Gabor Lazar

Sounds like he's done chargin and ready to start firin.
 
2010-07-20 09:49:50 AM  

BrynnMacFlynn: Seeing this article reminds me of a tape version of Romeo and Juliet that I had to listen to in high school. The teacher went on and on about how it was an excellent recording and just as good as seeing it live (which was impossible due to budgetary constraints). All that went out the window the second we got to the moment where Romeo's hiding in the bushes and dropping O's left and right. I swear to god, he sounded like he was jerking off in the bushes. Not just an "Ooh, Juliet", like a good Shakespearean actor, but a full blown "Oooouuuuuuuhh *pant pant rustle rustle* Juliet!" Yeah, we couldn't stop giggling for the rest of the tapes.

/css


Ha! Funny.
We got to see the Olivia Hussey version. Had to get a permission slip signed to see boob. In 10th grade. *sigh*
 
2010-07-20 09:50:06 AM  

goofycaca: Would you like to make some fark?


Berserker?
 
2010-07-20 09:51:51 AM  

rogue_L_chick: We got to see the Olivia Hussey version. Had to get a permission slip signed to see boob. In 10th grade. *sigh*


It's funny how those things get shoved into your face the moment you're hungry for the first couple of years of your life, and then there's a weird transition period where you're not allowed to see them for like 16 years.
 
2010-07-20 09:52:59 AM  
clevershark: It would seem that very few people make it to the end of that play.

Even if she didn't die at the end of the play. We can safely assume that a fictional character in a play written hundreds of years ago would NOT still be alive today.

/What's the italian word for zombie?
 
2010-07-20 09:53:16 AM  

Yogimus: Perhaps his hovercraft was full of eels.


I am no longer infected.
hobo-bonobo.co.ukView Full Size

/my nipples explode with delight
 
2010-07-20 09:56:27 AM  
clevershark: and then there's a weird transition period where you're not allowed to see them for like 16 years.

Speak for yourself. My parents had a National Geographics subscritpion, and I was more than welcome to read it.

In what kind of of backward country did you grow up?
;)
 
2010-07-20 09:56:31 AM  

clevershark: It's funny how those things get shoved into your face the moment you're hungry for the first couple of years of your life, and then there's a weird transition period where you're not allowed to see them for like 16 years.


Or you can be like some lucky middle-school kids at my college who came to visit on a school program on the same day the Streaking Club did their annual Mile Long Streak of the dining hall. I'd never seen supervisors get overwhelmed by their charges before, but that day was a miraculous day indeed.

/priceless!
 
2010-07-20 09:56:57 AM  

clevershark: I hear that thousands of letters about people's love problems are sent every year to a "Juliet" in Verona. It would seem that very few people make it to the end of that play.


I was wondering the same thing actually. About 3 weeks before meeting me, my boyfriend and his sister were with their parents on a family trip to Italy and while in Verona the tour group made them go up and fondle the bronze statue of Juliet. Supposedly if a single man rubs her breast or a single woman rubs the elbow they'll find their love. I told him that that sounded stupid to which he replied "You know we met the week after I got back from that trip, right? And that my sister met her husband the next week?"

I'm going to be very careful when mixing meds during this relationship thanks to that.
 
2010-07-20 09:58:45 AM  

Flab: /What's the italian word for zombie?


Babbida boopie?
flashyourstache.files.wordpress.comView Full Size
 
2010-07-20 09:59:16 AM  

Flab: In what kind of of backward country did you grow up?
;)


I grew up in the 80s... it sucked. It was like the hangover from the fun that was the 70s.
 
2010-07-20 10:02:09 AM  

Flab: My parents had a National Geographics subscritpion, and I was more than welcome to read it.


Yeah, but it's not like those were quality boobs. The women in those magazines have absolutely never heard of adequate support for the twins. As a result, they have saggy boobs. Way before their time. Pendulous, even.
 
2010-07-20 10:11:23 AM  

rogue_L_chick: We got to see the Olivia Hussey version. Had to get a permission slip signed to see boob. In 10th grade. *sigh*


I got to see that in eighth grade. Unexpectedly hip English teachers FTW!

Olivia Hussey's boobs to this day are the only thing that ever made a theatre full of 13-year-old boys fall completely silent in awe.

And then we left the theatre and spent the rest of high school wondering why none of the girls in our school looked like her.
 
2010-07-20 10:12:35 AM  
Mayor Bee: Yeah, but it's not like those were quality boobs

Alright then. My grand mothers also had subscriptions to French gossip magazines so I was also able to see boobage of Royal quality (Stephanie and Caroline of Monaco, for example) on a regular basis.

There's also been full frontal nudity on canadian tv series since the mid 80s.
 
2010-07-20 10:14:11 AM  
It would seem that very few people make it to the end of that play.

It would seem that very few people read the play at all.

"Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life..."

In case you can't decipher that, the play opens by announcing that the stat-crossed lovers commit suicide.
 
2010-07-20 10:15:30 AM  

yakmans_dad:
In case you can't decipher that, the play opens by announcing that the stat-crossed lovers commit suicide.


"Stat-crossed" meaning, of course, Lebron and Rajon.
 
2010-07-20 10:18:38 AM  
If some priest comes up to him with some poison, he should just refudiate him on the spot.
 
2010-07-20 10:29:31 AM  

Jaydoggy: flyingMermaid: Juliet? So he is trying to find a 13 year-old?


Was going to mention the fact but you beat me to the punch. Well done.


"Here lies the body of Mary Lee; died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity."

/So also in coastal New England
 
2010-07-20 10:36:27 AM  

yakmans_dad: In case you can't decipher that, the play opens by announcing that the stat-crossed lovers commit suicide.


By "making it to the end" I meant of the movie version -- it's been clear to me for a while that although studying Shakespeare is a good and worthy endeavour, the average high school student understands bugger-all of it. Beyond the fact that nowadays kids just don't bother touching any work that takes more than about 3 minutes to read through.
 
2010-07-20 10:42:04 AM  
interesting how most of the balconies in budapest are 3+ stories up. Unless hes spiderman or the girls calling him are midgets, he is a sad strange little man.

/hungarian, getting a kick, etc.
 
2010-07-20 10:49:15 AM  

Gulper Eel: flyingMermaid: Juliet? So he is trying to find a 13 year-old?

Nah, Olivia Hussey has got to be in her fifties by now.



The genes carry over well (new window)
 
2010-07-20 10:55:06 AM  

clevershark: By "making it to the end" I meant of the movie version -- it's been clear to me for a while that although studying Shakespeare is a good and worthy endeavour, the average high school student understands bugger-all of it. Beyond the fact that nowadays kids just don't bother touching any work that takes more than about 3 minutes to read through.


I have said many a time that Romeo and Juliet should NOT be taught in grade school.

Everyone has this idea that it's a tragic romance. It's not. Shakespeare never intended it to be. It's a tragedy about the impetuousness and stupidity of youth.

Grade school kids don't "get it" because they're exactly as stupid and impetuous as the titular characters, and so they empathize with their idiocy.

Go read it again. See how many of the older characters, even Mercutio, tell the two that they're being hormonal and young, rather than actually being in love.

Really, besides the balcony scene and their marriage, the two of them aren't really together a whole lot in the story.


Remember, at the start of the story, Romeo is a kid who's got a steady girlfriend, Rosaline, but he's pissed because she won't put out. So he sees Juliet, thinks she's hot, after one conversation they decide they're in love and he starts making plans to get married.

This is not the act of a sane adult. This is the act of an asshole kid who thinks he's about to get to bang a hot chick.
 
2010-07-20 11:22:11 AM  
Too bad Juliet didn't have a Sassy Gay Friend (new window)
 
2010-07-20 11:29:26 AM  

chrisdmid: Too bad Juliet didn't have a Sassy Gay Friend (new window)


Romeo had his Mercutio.

Until he put a pox on both their houses. (It was AIDS in Romeo, Juliet and Rent.)
 
2010-07-20 11:32:56 AM  

chrisdmid: Too bad Juliet didn't have a Sassy Gay Friend (new window)


"YA BIG SLUT! Good fer you!"

/I want them to make another video for Hero in Much Ado About nothing
//then again, any good friend, sassy or not, should be able to talk her out of that marriage to the big 'ol douchebag.
 
2010-07-20 05:21:51 PM  

medius: chrisdmid: Too bad Juliet didn't have a Sassy Gay Friend (new window)

Romeo had his Mercutio.


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLTTTT!!!!
 
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