Friday, January 26, 2007

Oyster & Snails

Queer or not??

In the bathing scene from the1960 film Spartacus, the Roman senator Crassius (Laurence Olivier) is discussing with his young slave Antoninus (Tony Curtis) how to treat women, when he starts talking about food:

Crassius: Do you eat oysters?

Antoninus: Yes.



Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?

No, master.

Of course not. It’s all a matter of taste, isn’t it?

Yes, master.

And taste is not the same as appetite and therefore not a question of morals, is it?

It could be argured so, master.

Um, that’ll do. My robe, Antoninus. Ah, my taste … includes both oysters and snails.

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