Monday, March 2, 2009

Cry "Havok," and Let Slip the Kittens of War!

Veitch, Joel. "Kitten War." 1 March 2009 {}.

Occasionally, the very tangential makes its appearance on Bardfilm.

This is one of those times.

However, it's a marvelous tale of fluffy violence . . . and it sounds like some sampling from "Cossack Patrol" by Ivan Rebroff is featured.

Therefore, we're embedding Joel Veitch's "Kitten War," which has a nice paraphrase of a line from Julius Caesar as well as a possible reference to Hamlet. And a brief homage to Monty Python. Watch and enjoy.

Note: If the embedding doesn't work, clicking here will take you directly to the video on the website from whence it came.

A reference to Hamlet?  You be the judge!

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