The best part of this to me is that a Roman legion would probably have been a much better ally than the WW2 Italian army.
A while ago, someone on Reddit wrote a long drawn out post about some marines getting sent to the Roman times and having to find their way back home. If my memory serves me right it started with a who would win scenario between a Roman legion or a squad of marines.
A movie studio contacted the guy who wrote it, and offered to get the right to make that into a movie from him.
Vaclav Klaus was the president of Czech Republic in 2011. Now we don’t know how much Czech Republic Presidents earn but high ranking positions like the leader of a country don’t exactly pay peanuts. That makes this theft all the more ridiculous, as not only did Vaclav steal a pen, he stole a ceremonial, jewel encrusted pen on live television.
Even if he was stupid enough to think the cameras there for the sole reason of filming him sign a document wouldn’t catch him pilfering the ink coffin, it was a ceremonial pen. As in, that’s exactly the kind of thing people would notice going missing.
When asked to comment Vaclav Klaus simply responded that “he takes things all the time” which obviously makes it okay.