Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
unless it's GM, Citibank, or AIG.

Posted by dorkafork at October 30, 2009 8:49 PM

2B or not 2B? Or 3A or not 3A? Whether it is nobler to appease my base, or protect America.

Posted by Buford at October 30, 2009 9:25 PM

I always thought of him as a poor player who is strutting and fretting his hour upon the stage.

Posted by Liberty Jane at October 30, 2009 9:37 PM

Now is the Winter of our Discontent
Made glorious Summer by this black man's Son.
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our brows
In the deep bosom of an election buried..

Why, I, in this weak waiting time of War
Have no delight to pass away the time
Unless to see my shadow in the Sun
And descant on my own Enormity.
And therefore, as I cannot prove a Statesman
To lead the Nation in these dangerous days
I am determined to prove a Villain
And contradict my words of yesterday...

Well cast as Richard III.

Posted by Barrie at October 30, 2009 11:16 PM

Hurrah! This is one of those moments when you absolutely know that whatever happens to the NYT -- or any other newspaper -- literacy and good taste will never lose its place in the heart of man.

Posted by wretchard at October 31, 2009 12:55 AM

Great. Unfortunately, Hamlet was unintentionally dithering, and there was no reason to believe he was actually rooting for Fortinbras to capture Denmark.

Posted by Amos at October 31, 2009 4:09 AM

I am dyeing, Egypt, dyeing!"

Posted by Dan Collins at October 31, 2009 4:37 AM

A masterful rendition.

“I can call jobs from the vasty deep.” “Why, so can I, or so can any man;. But will they come when you do call for them?”

Posted by HL at October 31, 2009 5:10 AM

@ Amos: Hamlet was unintentionally dithering

Beg to differ; The message of the play,
to the nobles watching, was: Hamlet knew
he should act, and chickened out; MegaFail.

Agree he was not trying to weaken Denmark,
as Obama is trying to weaken the US.

Posted by M. Report at October 31, 2009 8:15 PM