Mudcat Café message #3823953 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161019   Message #3823953
Posted By: robomatic
01-Dec-16 - 06:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: The best type of government
Subject: RE: BS: The best type of government
Gilbert and Sullivan took a page out of Plato's philosopher king idea and came up with Utopia, Limited I've never known it to be performed but The D'Oyly Carte folks put out a recording of the highlights and since it was the latter part of the 19th Century they had improved the philosopher king idea by having the leader of Utopia implanted with dynamite in his head so if he didn't mind his Ps and Qs he would be hoisted:

"A pound of dynamite explodes in his auriculars
It's not a pleasant sight, we'll spare you the particulars"