January 30, 2011

Much ado about...

There's a bit of a kerfluffle going on about a reference to beheading Sarah Palin in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. It undoubtably refers to the patter-song of the Lord High Executioner, "I have a Little List," about the list of people who "simply won't be missed," if he ever actually beheads anybody. (Which he never does.)

In fact it is customary to introduce topical references into the song. It's always done, and expected. It's a kind of in-joke among G&S fans. And guess what, nobody takes it seriously! of course one wishes liberals would be skewered as often as conservatives, but still, it's no big deal.

Civility--children�s play calls for beheading of Sarah Palin - National Conservative — Examiner.com:

...The comments made in such a cavalier and oh-so-humorous way were uncalled for. Now, I realize you play to a mostly liberal audience in Missoula and so, I am sure, felt comfortable in your calling for the beheading of Sarah Palin. I am painfully aware that most in the audience tittered with laughter and clapped because �no one would miss her� but there were some in your audience who took great offense to this �uncivil tone� about another human being....

Here's a sample of how it's done...

Posted by John Weidner at January 30, 2011 9:36 PM
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