There are a lot of superstitions and rumors surrounding Friday the 13th being an "unlucky day." We don't really know why the 13th is unlucky, but we know that the Ides of March is, and people love to joke about it.
March 15 was, in actuality, a date that people all over Rome loathed: debt settlement time. It's also the day that Julius Caesar was ganged up on and back-stabbed repeatedly in the senate, so if you were a big JC fan, then March 15 is going to be a bad one for ya.
That being said, that was a long time ago, so we're pretty confident it's OK to joke about. Here are the best Ides of March jokes we could find!
These "Ides of March" jokes would have Shakespeare rolling in his grave ... with laughter.
The only way to celebrate.
How literary of you.
We love a literary slash historical pencil holder.
'Mean Girls' Day is here!
Oh wait, that's actually Oct. 3. Well, the Ides of March can be Mean Girls Day too.
Beware, beware, beware!
This is just good advice all around.
Conan loves the Ides of March.
Let's not forget that The Ides of March is also an excellent political thriller starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, and Marisa Tomei. So not all bad things come out of this historically awful time.
Caesar was stabbed in the back.
A majority of the memes bring up the fact that Caesar was wrecked on this day so long ago. Sure, Shakespeare's play about the beloved Roman dictator helped to immortalize that, so a bunch of literary nerds have been getting in on the action as well.
It's all about community.
Let's not focus on the stabbing when it comes to the Ides of March. Let's focus on the cooperation and planning it must take to pull off such a stunt.
Here are more Ides of March jokes to share with your coolest friends.
Because when you think ancient Rome, fatal stabbings, and Shakespeare, you think comedy.
Happy Ides of March! That's what people say, right? OK, it may not be something we celebrate, but there's no harm in sharing a meme or two. Right, Conan?