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sic transit gloria

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  • Within four years of his appointment as a Harvard instructor, Bundy was given serious consideration to succeed Conant as president sic transit gloria Bundy, quipped the classics scholar John Finley, when Nathan Pusey of Wisconsin got the job.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • At this concert, which took place on February 24, 1818, the young virtuoso played a concerto by Adalbert Gyrowetz, a composer once celebrated, but now ignominiously shelved ” sic transit gloria mundi ” and one of Riehl's "divine Philistines."

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

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  • I should also mention that "Sic Transit Gloria… Glory Fades" is the name of a Brand New song about a boy whose first time (which happens to be with an experienced wench) doesn't go to plan. Pretty clearly a reference to Rushmore, IMHO.

    December 13, 2006

  • Goldie Hawn's character in the movie 'Foul Play' was named Gloria Mundy.

    December 12, 2006

  • The phrase is typically Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, "Thus passes the glory of the world".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_transit_gloria_mundi

    December 12, 2006

  • Max Fischer: What was your major?
    Rosemary Cross: I didn't have a major, but my thesis was on Latin American economic policy.
    MF: Oh, that's interesting. Did you hear they're not going to teach Latin here anymore?
    RC: This was more like Central America.
    MF: Oh, Central America and whatnot. Hmm. But moving on: They're gonna cancel Latin. They've got to make room for Japanese.
    RC: That's a shame because all the romance languages are based on Latin.
    MF: Yeah, they are, aren't they?
    RC: Nihilo sanctum estne?
    MF: What's that? Oh, it's Latin, isn't it? What does that mean?
    RC: Is nothing sacred?
    MF: Sic transit gloria. Glory fades. I'm Max Fischer.
    RC: Hi.
    MF: Hi.

    December 12, 2006