Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Literary Outrage

Is anyone else offended by the TV ad for some kind of war game that uses Shakespeare's famous speech from Henry V as background?

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day

Not only did they use it, they edited it! Talk about arrogance.