15 Mar
2014

Beware, beware…

“Beware the Ides of March” is one of those things I’ve heard over and over again through out my life, though I didn’t have a clue what the heck it meant until I looked it up a few years ago. To be honest, I was kind of disappointed that there wasn’t some sort of mystical, evil myth behind the saying, and that Ides is just a term used in the Roman calendar meaning “the 15th” (or 13th of some other months).

HEY BRO, WATCH OUT

HEY BRO, WATCH OUT

However, I don’t know if Shakespeare was a prophet or if it’s just inevitable that bad things will occur on the same day over thousands of years, but I found a list of disasters that all occurred on March 15th, the first of which obviously being the murder of Julius Caesar. Other crappy things that have happened on March 15th include a deadly blizzard in The Great Plains in 1941, the cancelation of the Ed Sullivan Show in 1971, a heightened global health alert due to SARS in 2003. The full list of reasons to beware the Ides of March can be found here.

JFYI

JFYI

So beware, beware the Ides of March and watch out for anyone coming at you with a knife today.

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