Friday Follies: The 305

By January 18, 2008Friday Follies

The satires of 300 keep coming, nearly a year after the release of the big screen dramatic tribute to King Leonidas and the 300 Spartan warriors who died fighting the invading Persians. Now, through addition, a parody of “The Office” at the Battle of Thermopylae:

It is known to many of the Spartan 300 army, soldiers taught on the battlefield that death is the greatest glory that they can achieve in their lives. But this Is not that story. This is the story of a goat gate, and the five brave souls chosen to defend it – the 305.

The great thing is, this low-budget parody spread via YouTube has generated a real DVD deal for the clever originators. (Here’s some more of their work.) Congratulations…especially for the killer carrot.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.

P.S. Special bonus, gratuitous music video: “Theme from Sparta FC” by The Fall. After a 30 year recording career, Mark E. Smith and his 300 band members have earned a gratuitous salute.

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