Ethan spent much of yesterday singing parts of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. In particular:
Ethan: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me...
Ethan: Scaramouche! Scaramouche! Scaramouche!
Anyways... for a bunch of reasons I'm not going to get into, Zach and I ended up picking up my dad to go out to eat for dinner.
As we are sitting in my dad's driveway in the car, waiting for him to come out, I say to Zach...
Me: Zach? Do you have any idea why Ethan was singing a Queen song today? He kept singing "I'm a poor boy" and "Scaramouche! Scaramouche!"
Zach: (laughs)... yeah. I taught him that. Pretty funny.
Me: It was funny. I figured it was you.
Zach: It was...
My father comes out from his house and gets into my car.
Me: Hey Dad. What were you doing?
Dad: Oh... I was just watching a movie called Scaramouche from 1952. It reminded me of when I was in school in Turkey...
Pretty much all I heard was Scaramouche. I turned and looked at Zach whose mouth was hanging open.
Me: Dad. Stop. What? What is the movie called?
Me: Are you kidding me?
Dad: No! An old movie with Janet Leigh and there is swordfighting which reminded me of the time in Turkey when my friend and I had to take a class....
I lost track of what he was saying.
Zach and I stopped him and explained that we were JUST talking and used the word scaramouche.
Me: Oh my God Dad! Isn't that weird?!
Dad: It is weird.
Isn't that freaky? I mean, it's not like Scaramouche is a word people just throw around everyday.
...and I checked. There is a movie from 1952 called Scaramouche. A remake of the original made in 1923:
Which is based on a historical novel written in 1921 by Rafael Sabatini. A a romantic adventure about a young lawyer during the French Revolution. The lawyer, through a series of follies, becomes an actor playing "Scaramouche" in a comedy play. There's a lot more to it... but you'll just have to Bing or Google or Yahoo or whatever you want to do to find out more.