Knights and Knaves
Medieval Much? All about the Middle Ages, The Renaissance, and great costumes for Fairs and Festivals.
Shakespearean Shirts and Insults. “Dweeb” not working for you? Recycle Methods of Hate-Slinging from O.G. Demean King himself, William Shakespeare.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most believe popular bumper sticker and t-shirt “Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup”, comes from the above quote out of The Fellowship of the Ring. Both quotes are warnings, just with different subjects. However, the tone and seriousness variables between the two are what make Meddle Not in the Affairs of Dragons a more popular icon for a funny, snarky t-shirt or bumper sticker.Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you were born anytime between the 12th and 16th centuries somewhere within the regions we call Europe or the Middle East chances are life wasn’t a whole lot of fun. Yet many of us alive today spend time and money recreating that era for our amusement. Flashing rapiers, jousting Knights, jesting jugglers, magicians, belly dancers, strolling bards and musicians are all part of the experience of a Renaissance Faire. We gladly part with our hard earned cash to put a wreath of flowers and ribbons in our hair or chomp on a Turkey drumstick washed down with some hearty ale or mead. Oh the pleasures of watching birds of prey demonstrations or living chess boards or getting a photo of your husband in the town stocks or better yet your kids. Archers with long bows and crossbows in addition to Knights on horseback show off what was the latest in combat back in the day. Of course men in tights and women in bustiers are a large part of the appeal but let’s face it, if that were all there was to it then why wouldn’t a ballet draw 320,000 people in a season?Continue Reading... No Comments.