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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:37 PM

Do you know what "I am Spartacus" means?

Please call today and defend Social Security, Medicare, and MEDICAID:

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Reply Do you know what "I am Spartacus" means? (Original post)
patrice Dec 2012 OP
yellerpup Dec 2012 #1
patrice Dec 2012 #2
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #3
patrice Dec 2012 #4
yellerpup Dec 2012 #6
lunatica Dec 2012 #5
patrice Dec 2012 #7
Old Codger Dec 2012 #8
patrice Dec 2012 #9
jberryhill Dec 2012 #10
Mc Mike Dec 2012 #11

Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:41 PM

1. I am Spartacus.

Come at me! We are all Spartacus.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. I hope it doesn't mean something bad about me, but DEFIANCE just gets my blood moving!

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:49 PM

3. Whether good or bad, certainly helpful in the coming struggle


MOVE ON, so to speak...

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:59 PM

4. Amen to that! Let's do the people's business!

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. Not bad at all, patrice.

If you never stand up, you get weak. Glad to see you're in gladiator mode!

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:08 PM

5. All the former slaves stood up and said, "I am Spartacus."

to protect their leader.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:15 PM

7. "... their leader" who was one of them, so they knew they were in fact standing for themselves. nt

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:29 PM

8. Here

1. I am spartacus

Refers to a scene in the movie "Spartacus" starring Kirk Douglas as Spartacus. After the army of former Roman slaves led by Spartacus is defeated in battle by legions of the Roman army, a Roman general stands before the captured surviving members of the slave army and demands that they turn over Spartacus, or else all of the former slaves will be executed. Upon hearing this and not wanting his friends to be executed, Spartacus stands up and says "I am Spartacus." However, the loyalty of his friends is so great that each of them stands forward in succession, shouting "I am Spartacus!" until the shouts dissolve into a cacophony of thousands of former slaves each insisting "I am Spartacus!" Bewildered and still not knowing which of them is Spartacus, but impressed by the loyalty he inspires in his army, the Roman general has all of the slaves crucified in a miles-long display alongside the Appian Way leading back to Rome.

Thus the phrase "I am Spartacus!" is often used to humorously start a chorus of responses of "No, I am Spartacus" among a group.
Person enters chat room and types "I am Spartacus."

100 other people in the chat room then respond with "No, I am Spartacus!", "I am Spartacus!", etc.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=I%20am%20spartacus&defid=1921303

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:33 PM

9. Thanks!

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Response to patrice (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:25 PM

10. Do you like gladiator movies?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:36 PM

11. 'I'm Brian, and so is my wife.' nt.

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