"Sed fortuna, quae plurimum potest cum in reliquis rebus tum praecipue in bello, parvis momentis magnas rerum commutationes efficit; ut tum accidit."

C. Iulius Caesar - Commentarii de Bello Civili Bk III.68

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Trick and no treat

Its that time of year when juveniles dress up as monsters and the cries of "trick or treat" ring out. Sadly here in Nova Roma the cry is "trick and no treat". Yes, its election time!

Recall those parties as a child when the fat little monster turned up and when offered one cookie grabbed the whole plate and ran off into the corner? You know, the sort of child that could have ended up under a mountain in the dark, whispering about his "precious"? Here in Nova Roma of course we have no rings of power, just another pointy hat to add to a burgeoning collection.

Hickory, dickory, dot!,
The consuls promised a lot.
Hickory, dickory, dot!,
The votes they got,
Then they ditched the lot.
Hickory, dickory, dot!

The question is who got egged in the face? Us or them?