Listen. I know all I do is talk about Murder, She Wrote, but let’s be real for a moment. Angela Lansbury has been a spokeswoman for organizations providing shelter to victims of domestic violence, a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community since the 1940s, and has advocated the necessity of depicting strong, single females in lead roles on television. Plus, her famous detective series became subtly and hilariously self-aware when her production company became a partner in the show and she became executive producer. Her career spans SEVEN decades and she shows no signs of stopping! I mean, what else do you want from her??? Dame Angela Lansbury is my hero.
Here’s a piece that I drew just to have fun: I’ve always loved Quintilian’s
description of Ovid as nimium amator ingenii sui (that loves too much
his own wit), because not only it is
completely true (and I love him for that), but also because I’m 90% sure
he would very self-consciously laugh at that and put it on a t-shirt to
wear. So I did that. I added Catullus, partly to honor my thesis,
because I also love that marvelous poem that Catullus writes to Cicero,
Cat. 49, which goes: “Most eloquent of Romulus’ descendants, of those
who are, were, and will be, oh Marcus Tullius, I, Catullus, thank you
greatly; I, Catullus, the worst poet of all (pessimus omnium poeta): the
worst poet of all as much as you are the best orator of all.”, and I
think he would totally wear his own quote (possibly when Cicero is
around to see).