She's done it again! This proves that our illustrious writer, Karen Moy, neither reads our blog, nor cares what we write.
But the last time she quoted Shakespeare, she used the quote to suit her own meaning, completely ignoring (or ignorant of) the quote's original context.
Today, Ms. Moy chooses to quote one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, Iago from "Othello." (As a side note, I saw Christopher Walken portray Iago in 1991 in Central Park. "Saturday Night Live" appearances aside, that boy can act!)
Today's quote is spoken by Iago as he feigns to resist smearing Cassio's good name by suggesting Cassio is having an affair with Othello's wife Desdemona. Iago's deliberate web of deceit ultimately leads Othello to murder Desdemona.
I love "Othello" so much that as a college freshman, I actually used one of Iago's speeches in my first audition. I won't say I was horrible, but I had learned the piece that day and I forgot my lines. I started improvising in iambic pentameter. It was truly embarrassing, but fortunately, the play they were casting was "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and after some pretty intense call backs, I was cast as a Mechanical - a member of the troupe of very bad actors who perform "Pyramus and Thisbe." I played Thisbe and had a blast.
Okay, I'm a little off topic, but my eyes are starting to burn from too much exposure to Toby and I don't know what else to say. However, I'm sure you can think of something. I love reading your comments - no need to be brilliant, just let us know what you think.
Today's Full Strip.