Sunday, September 30, 2007

x365: 2 of 365: Macbeth


Dear Mr. Macbeth,

In grade 3, I told people that I'd read your play, which I hadn't. For several years you haunted me, stalking all my claims to precocity. When I finally sat down to read the play, I discovered that you were a paranoid schizophrenic married to an obsessive-compulsive megalomaniac. How did anyone let you run Scotland in the first place?

And what's your first name?

8 comments:

Indigo Bunting said...

A libertarian writing 365s and including fictional characters and imaginary friends? I'll be stopping by.

palinode said...

That would be pretty funny, but I should raise my flag here and tell you that I'm not a libertarian. I'm a Canadian.

mathew said...

Mac Bethad mac FindlaĆ­ch - really

palinode said...

Really? That's pretty cool. Thanks.

ozma said...

I was going to say "Mac MacBeth."

I love that you lied. That in itself is so precocious.

Rebecca said...

Crap. And I was going to say Arthur C. MacBeth. The "C" is for Charles. He likes to be called "Chuck".

palinode said...

I believe his real name was Mr. Thescottishplay. Bob Thescottishplay.

Indigo Bunting said...

Pallinode: I've said it before and I'll say it again: Sometimes I wish I was Canadian.