Are You Not Entertained?

Rominus the Mighty caught his breath. Around him lay the dismembered bodies of Emperor Flavius’ strongest gladiators. “I am triumphant!” he cried up to the wicked emperor sitting aloof on his throne. “Now give me that which you owe me.”

“Not so fast, barbarian,” chuckled Flavius. “It is true that you have bested the warriors I once thought invincible, but there is one further test of your strength and cunning you must pass before I grant you your freedom.” He signaled to his imperial beastmaster. “For your final battle, you must face… Kevin.


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34 thoughts on “Are You Not Entertained?

  1. Brouhaha August 17, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Don’t underestimate Kevin.

  2. jenipedia August 17, 2016 / 9:29 am

    “Yeah, that’s his name I just gave him.” 🙂

  3. allein 🐾 August 17, 2016 / 9:31 am

    This looks much better than that Ben Hur movie I’ve been seeing commercials for…

    • Haha August 17, 2016 / 9:38 am

      This is the remake, Ben Fur.

      • Haha August 17, 2016 / 9:42 am

        And I volunteer to be this warrior’s practice dummy.
        I anticipate and will deflect the many little needle like daggers.
        Can’t wait to see the flying fur maneuver displayed.

      • allein 🐾 August 17, 2016 / 9:46 am

        *clap clap clap*

  4. Birdcage August 17, 2016 / 9:51 am

    My love for this posting knows no bounds. THUMBS UP!!!!!

  5. Ricky's Mom August 17, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I love you so much right now, Mike, I could incubate a sprinkler.

    • Dubravkamcvmd August 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

      I’m so glad you remembered and used that phrase. I love it!

    • Laura August 17, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      As I commented late last night — probably too late for people to see it — I really wish Mike would open a Café Press shop with items saying such things as “I’m so happy, I could incubate a sprinkler!” or a picture of a capy with the caption Hamster Dog. Seriously, Mike, think about it! I know I, for one, would spend some of my hard-earned money for such goodies!

      And maybe the Mighty Kevin needs to be portrayed, too….it’s the tail straight up in the air that slays me!

      • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 6:14 pm

        I love that idea – mugs with Mike’s best phrases – collect all – however many!

  6. Gigi the cat lady August 17, 2016 / 10:19 am

    The cute is mightier than the sword.

  7. Shan August 17, 2016 / 10:20 am

    This is Sparta!

  8. Saffron August 17, 2016 / 10:22 am

    I am powerless against the mighty power of those nommable ears…

    I guess he is the new leader of Rome…Emperor Clawdius.

  9. Phred's Mom August 17, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Venerandum et bellus quod Kevin est.

  10. debg August 17, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Imagine that tiger scene with little Rominus here!

    • Phred's Mom August 17, 2016 / 11:19 am

      Hoc est Kevin qui gladiator est.
      Rominus oportet eum.
      *that’s it, I’m exhausted*

  11. Duckie 🐥 August 17, 2016 / 11:35 am

    It’s Kevin, the Nomminator!

    Loved all today’s jokes and puns. It’s been a hard week for me, and this post cheered me right up.

    • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      I give you all a thumbs up – what a clever and educated bunch.

  12. Haha August 17, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    My favorite “Latin”
    Semper ubi sub ubi
    Always wear underwear

    • Phred's Mom August 17, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Perfectus et excellens est! 🏟 👍

      • Haha August 17, 2016 / 2:29 pm

        et factum est ut amet
        (and it is fun to say)

    • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Shouldn’t the word “clean” be in there – and “no holes” 😝

      • Phred's Mom August 17, 2016 / 3:37 pm

        “’cause you don’t want to be embarrassed if you’re in an accident and they see your underwear in the hospital!” Used to hear this as a kid and it
        baffled me.

        • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 5:50 pm

          Figured you could just say the holes occurred as a result of the accident!😊

      • allein 🐾 August 17, 2016 / 3:38 pm

        How do you get them on if there are no holes?

          • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 5:52 pm

            Oh, like a squeaky toy!

        • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 5:51 pm

          A literalist. Well played.

          • allein 🐾 August 17, 2016 / 7:26 pm


    • debg August 17, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      When I last taught Latin 2 years ago, we got to the verb possum, and I got jiggy with it, making a whole Powerpoint with pix of opossums to show it in different tenses and persons. It tickled everybody to say, “I am able to see the opossum” in Latin: possum opossum videre.

      Plus we used the graffiti scene from Life of Brian for the midterm.

      • Murray C. August 17, 2016 / 5:56 pm

        I am so impressed – that’s truly the way to learn. I have a friend who translated the word for “small stringed instrument” as a ukulele. I love the idea of an ancient Roman playing a ukulele. My experience of Latin was less than exemplary – I never “got” it.

      • Haha August 18, 2016 / 4:32 am

        I got all squinchy for playing with the Latin when I read that you taught it until I got to the part about how cool your class was.
        Mine wasn’t….shudders.
        Consoles self muttering, “semper ubi sub ubi, ubi sub ubi, ubi sub ubi.”;-)

  13. kodalai August 18, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Personally, my money’s on Kevin.

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