sabato 31 gennaio 2009 Posted by Freddy at 22:59

What have the Romans ever done for us?!?

Quando c'era da decidere sul trattato di Lisbona, durante la "campagna del NO", non era raro ascoltare nei pub discorsi piu' o meno semialcolizzati del tipo "Che cosa ha fatto l'europa per noi? Eh... eh?".

Discorsi che lasciavano parte degli spettatoti , irlandesi e non, con la bocca aperta...

Si parla sempre di corsi e ricorsi storici, mi sembra quindi interessante fare un parallelo con "Life of Brian":



Reg: They've bled us white, the bastards. They've taken everything we had, and not just from us, from our fathers, and from our fathers' fathers.
Loretta: And from our fathers' fathers' fathers.
Reg: Yeah.
Loretta: And from our fathers' fathers' fathers' fathers.
Reg: Yeah. All right, Stan. Don't labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return?!
Xerxes: The aqueduct?
Reg: What?
Xerxes: The aqueduct.
Reg: Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that's true. Yeah.
Commando #3: And the sanitation.
Loretta: Oh, yeah, the sanitation, Reg. Remember what the city used to be like?
Reg: Yeah. All right. I'll grant you the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have done.
Matthias: And the roads.
Reg: Well, yeah. Obviously the roads. I mean, the roads go without saying, don't they? But apart from the sanitation, the aqueduct, and the roads--
Commando: Irrigation.
Xerxes: Medicine.
Commandos: Huh? Heh? Huh...
Commando#2: Education.
Commandos: Ohh...
Reg: Yeah, yeah. All right. Fair enough.
Commando#1: And the wine.
Commandos: Oh, yes. Yeah...
Francis: Yeah. Yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Reg, if the Romans left. Huh.
Commando: Public baths.
Loretta: And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now, Reg.
Francis: Yeah, they certainly know how to keep order. Let's face it. They're the only ones who could in a place like this.
Commandos: Hehh, heh. Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.
Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Xerxes: Brought peace.
Reg: Oh. Peace? Shut up!

3 comments:

bacco1977 ha detto...

Bello.
Cheers


Anonimo ha detto...

scusa freddy ma tu che sei lì come sei messo con il lavoro? rischi anche tu il posto?

E di italians a bazzicare tra mac e un pub ne vedi ancora?


Freddy ha detto...

Ne parlavo con un amico che lavora in IBM ed e' preoccupato: alla fine la sostanza e' che non siamo ne' carpentieri ne' assemblatori di computer, quindi e' piu' difficile che taglino per spostare tutto in polonia.

Ma tutto puo' succedere, siamo un po' tutti a rischio.