March 28, 2006

A friend of mine who used to keep a brilliant blog until she stopped writing it to pursue other brilliant creative avenues just returned from Italy and reported overhearing the following conversation in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii:

GIRL ONE (reading her guidebook’s description of the mural): “To the right, the woman cringes in fear at the flagellation scene on the adjacent wall.”

GIRL TWO: Flagellation?

GIRL ONE: Yeah, she’s sucking some guy off.

GIRL TWO: That’s cool.

I would say “O brave new world, that has such people in’t,” but I think I already used that line somewhere else in this blog in response to a very similar situation.

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8 Responses to A friend of mine who used to keep a brilliant blog until she

  1. Joe says:

    At least GIRL TWO didn’t say, “That’s HOT.”

  2. Jess says:

    Oh, that’s just pathetic.

  3. bhoygary says:

    wow flagellation and a blowjob, those egyptians sure knew how to have fun!

  4. Logan says:

    Yeah, but the gay guy from the previous situation might have been just a little more educated than GIRL ONE and GIRL TWO. (Not by much, perhaps, but just enough. Where it counts, at least.)

  5. goblinbox says:

    Mmmm. Flagellation.

  6. chris says:

    thats hilarious faustus, except like, being an imitation of overheard in new york is beneath you. (yes i noticed it was italy.)

  7. Jaclyn says:

    And I bet they just haaad to be Americans…

    So. Humiliating.

  8. Cara says:

    I bet there are hillarious personal-ad-related misunderstandings built on this.


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