News, but not the serious kind
Glad gladiators and merrier terriers!
Blog Guy, I know that President-Elect Barack Obama brought diverse groups together. What’s the oddest coalition you’ve seen from the election?
Really! Tell me about that.
Well, they held a victory rally in Rome yesterday outside what looks like a run-down old stadium, and they carried authentic Italian flags, just like Roman Centurions carried 2,000 years ago.
I didn’t realize Roman Centurions could vote in U.S. elections.
They can’t, but Jack Russell Terriers can, and they take the Centurions with them to add “gravitas.”
That makes perfect sense. What is gravitas?
I was hoping you’d know. I think “gravitas” must be a Latin word meaning “cheesy plastic armor.”
Mary Terry, of Madison, Wisconsin at the rally with men dressed as Centurions, who make a living posing with tourists.
REUTERS photos by Chris Helgren