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December 21, 2009

“The evil that men do” makes headlines – and annoys women


FAMOUS QUOTE:

“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.”

       William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 
       Mark Antony’s famous funeral oration for Caesar in Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 2


TOUCHY TIGER WOODS QUOTE:

“There is a famous quote by Julius Caesar which states, ‘The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.’ Tiger Woods cheated on his wife. His career is over. And golf is still boring.”
       Author and blogger Robin Westmiller
       In her column on Examiner.com, Dec. 20, 2009
       Misattributing (and misusing?) Shakespeare’s quote


TOUCHÉ COUNTERQUOTE:

“Yet with all the genderless demands the once fair sex insists upon one they have chosen to ignore is protesting the saying, ‘The evil that men do.’ I guess the ladies feel they do no evil, or at least they are not about to admit to it.”
       Columnist Norm Cukras
       In his column in the Highlands Today, Dec. 18, 2009


ACCLAIMED CRITIC’S QUOTE:

“The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.”
       Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984)
       American drama critic and author
       In his book Once Around the Sun (1951)


ACCLAIMED HIPSTER'S QUOTE:

“The bad jazz that a cat blows,
Wails long after he’s cut out.
The groovy is often stashed with their frames.”

       Lord Buckley (1906-1960)
       The legendary hipster performer
       His version of “Marc Antony’s Funeral Oration”

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