in reply to Oedipus Rex

This is unbelievably fucking brilliant! I submit that the vast majority of the Perl (and by extension the general) public will miss the finer points of this clever repartee de Perl. Kudos to you and your liberal (not in a political sense) education.

Fates! We will know your pleasures: That we shall die, we know; 'Tis but the time, and drawing days out, that men stand upon. - Act III,I, Julius Caesar