As a newspaper cartoonist I figure if I’m going to get my ass beat by the internet I might as well take advantage of it. Not many readers are going to be as wonkish as I am and might not be familiar w/ the term “bread and circuses” but I had to know the context the first time I heard the phrase. It’s that goofy and I dig goofy.
So, I’m pretty sure most people bothering to read me today wonder wtf I was talking about googled the line and found:
|bread and circuses
Offerings, such as benefits or entertainments, intended to placate discontent or distract attention from a policy or situation.
Of course I drew it yesterday before last nights SOTU speech correctly predicting the message. Now if I could only use this gift to pick stocks…