Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Dear Internets,

You know what's always bugged me about "Oedipus Rex"? If you were Oedipus, and you'd heard a rumor that the people you thought were your parents weren't really your parents, and then you went to an oracle, and he was all, "Yo dude, I'm not going to talk about that, but homeboy's totally going to kill his father and lay with his mother," do you think you just *might* avoid killing a random stranger over whose carriage has the right of way just in case? And then, when you defeat the Sphinx, and everyone's all "Yay! Be the king!" do you think you might ask if the queen has to be a part of the package, seeing as how she's -ahem- old enough to be your mother?

That's just always bugged me.

Anyhoo, have a good day.



Lily said...

HILARIOUS. And well-stated.

Meg Kathleen said...

All excellent points.

Susan in Lille said...

You know, personally I think he was just pissed off about being named "Oedipus Rex".