Tuesday, November 15, 2011

With apologies to Robert Bolt and Saint Thomas More!

The timeless scene in Robert Bolt's Oscar winning "A Man for All Seasons" is rescripted to reflect today's events

Dramatis personae

Lei-low of Five - Secretary of Just-tiis
Corolla- Chief Supreme of the Supremes
PeNoy - The bachelor King (except in the original script, the King had six wives!)
Lasherd-ha? - Palace spokesman

The curtain opens and the scene is in the Palace dining room.

Secretary Lei-low of Five: Stop her!

Chief Supreme Corolla: For what?

Lei-low of Five: She's dangerous!

PeNoy: For all we know she will run away!

Lasherd-ha?: Boss, that girl's bad! She's a habitual liar!

Chief Supreme Corolla: There's no law against that!

PeNoy: There is, God's law!

Chief Supreme Corolla: Then let God's immigration officers arrest her!

Lei-low of Five: While you talk she's gone to the airport!

Chief Surpreme Corolla: And go she should, if she were the Devil herself, until she broke the law!

Lasherd-ha? So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!

Chief Supreme Corolla: Yes! What would you do? Use a wang wang through EDSA traffic to get after the Devil ? [eh di ba ayaw ni PeNoy nun?]

Lasherd-ha? Yes, I'd beat every red light in the Metro to do that!

Chief Surpreme Corolla: Oh? And when the last traffic light was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide from the kotong, Lasherd-ha?, the laws, I mean your tires and your stupid arguments, all being flat?

This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Congress's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down (and you're just the man to do it!), do you really think you could stand upright in the storm surge  at the Baywalk that would flood you then?

Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

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