[Python-Dev] Issue5434: datetime.monthdelta

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Fri Apr 17 15:45:05 CEST 2009

    >> "2rd of March on leap years,
    >   ^^^

    > The turd of March?

Yeah, it's from a little known Shakespearean play about a benevolent
dictator, Guidius van Rossumus.  The name of the play escapes me at the
moment, but there's this critical scene where the BDFL is in mortal danger
because of ongoing schemes by the members of the PSU.  His one true friend
and eventual replacement, Barius Warsawvius, known as the FLUFL, tries to
warn him surreptitiously about the dangers lurking all about.  Barius utters
this immortal quote, "Beware the Turd of March."  Unfortunately, the drama
of that scene tends to be lost on modern audiences.  Upon hearing that
famous utterance they tend to break out in laughter, especially if the
audience is made up mostly of boys under the age of twelve.

Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com - http://www.smontanaro.net/
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