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But it does make a nice image. An unconcerned leader attending to trivial matters while his empire goes up in smoke. See? You thought of someone. Just now. You did!
So anytime rabid failure meets insipid leadership, the cliche gets pulled out.
Oh, and then there's the thing about Nero blaming the Christians. Which kinda happens too.
So, if you're Christian, stay away from matches today if you hear a little "Chicken in the Straw" coming from your boss' office!