We’re doomed – Obama said the name of the Scottish play

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Chris in Paris · 2/12/2009 10:19:00 PM ET 


We’re doomed, I say. Doomed.


Macbeth.

On a trip to Ford’s Theater, site of President Lincoln’s assassination, Obama paid tribute to the 16th president’s ability to recall passages of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth. And with that reference, he unwittingly ventured into what many theater hands believe to be dangerous territory: any mention of the name of the doomed Scottish king in a theater outside of a performance is considered verboten by many actors, who believe it will result in a cursed production — including a greater possibility of injury, bankruptcy, even death.

So does Obama have anything to fear from uttering the unluckiest word in what may be the unluckiest theater in American history? Theater-goers can relax: Many stage afficianados believe that the prohibition only applies to performers or theater hands, and non-actors have nothing to worry about.

Obama needs fast action but fortunately there are ways to move past this terrible event.


What they’re saying is “Hot potato, orchestra stalls, but Puck will make amends.”

NOTE FROM JOHN: This is clear evidence of Obama’s lack of bipartisan spirit.


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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by manupmen on February 14, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    We can be grateful that superstitions such as yours are the silly fringe of society.

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