whoever wrote this line needs to receive a medal
I will reblog this until my fingers bleed
Seth Myers wrote that line, that’s why he’s smiling.
don’t be soft, let the world know you exist // 5-26-14 // 9:01AM (via restrictedthoughts)
OH MY GOD FUCKIN YES PREAAAACH THIS IS SO FUCKIN RIGHT
Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.
He’d rock the fuck out of memes. Don’t deny it.
Exit, pursued by a doge.
much run wow
I don’t understand people who try to make Shakespeare into a pretentious thing cause he was basically an uneducated dick-joke making dude for the common masses. His historical plays are straight up fanfiction. There’s a scene in Macbeth where two guards are having a conversation as a dude pees on a wall. Get out of here with your Shakespeare snobbery.
Is @Dril the new shakespeare?
That’s for history to decide.
They try to make Shakespeare pretentious because classism.
The fact of the matter is that, while Shakespeare was indeed all about the dick jokes, there’s some brilliant poetry wrapped up in those dick jokes, and that simply could not stand. Many academics seriously believe that Shakespeare couldn’t possibly have been the true author of his works, advancing various theories that those works had really been written by this or that upper-class twit, who’d simply permitted Shakespeare to take credit. To quote from the relevant Wikipedia article:
Shakespeare’s authorship was first questioned in the middle of the 19th century, when adulation of Shakespeare as the greatest writer of all time had become widespread. Shakespeare’s biography, particularly his humble origins and obscure life, seemed incompatible with his poetic eminence and his reputation for genius, arousing suspicion that Shakespeare might not have written the works attributed to him.
"Humble origins" is, of course, a code-phrase for "not of noble birth" - the whole thing is tied up in the notion that commoners are inherently intellectually and morally inferior.
The Shakespeare authorship question has latterly fallen out of fashion, so we’ve basically switched to plan B: simply ignore the facts of Shakespeare’s life and work, and pretend that he was the paragon of conservative upper-class virtue that classist sentiment demands.