Colosseum Games Commission to His Imperial Majesty Titus Obambus Caesar Vespasianus Augustus Junior: "Jobs Speech Shouldn't Mess with the Games"
There may be high drama in Rome over the empire’s economic future and the growing barbarian hordes threatening the empire, but the Roman Games fans had the temerity to warn the Emperor himself against going into overtime during his address to the Empire." according to one popular news source. (original here)
“He shouldn’t be messing with the Games, that’s for sure,” said one citizen.
Some citizens and slaves even vowed to start drinking during the pregame show before the men square off in the Fall Games season debut.
“I would go and listen to his speech before the game,if they could promise us it would not take more than 3 minutes” another fan said before falling off his bar stool at the town tavern .
His Imperial Majesty Emperor of all the World is expected to present an argumentum ad captandum*, as is his wont.
Argumentum ad captandum: telling the public whatever they want to hear to keep them happy.
Stultus est sicut stultus facit: stupid is as stupid does.