Saturday, March 17, 2007

Fool's Tools

I was wondering where those cap n' bells came from on court jesters and learned that it is a sort of upgrade from a full-on donkey/ass costume... the three pointed hat standing in for the two ears and tail. And then I remembered the fool's... what? Wand? Cane? Scepter? I wasn't sure and then found it described as a marotte, or mock scepter. This of course standing in ludicrous contrast to the king's actual scepter.

In the absence of feudalism and kings, we have tramps


Anonymous John Pierson said...

Yes, the Corporate cleanly pressed suit with tailored pants, stiff tie and polished shoes is replaced with my favorite: stretched and faded t-shirt, a deadman's large suit jacket, wornout second hand shoes with toes that pointly ever-so-slightly upwards, and baggy pants tucked into mismatched socks.

Oh! That's me!

1:26 PM  
Blogger evandebacle said...

I can't help but think that the pointed jester's cap is also meant to resemble the crown.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Connor said...

What the hell??? I totally saved that post as a draft, wasn't meant to post it yet... I had more to say! I thought the cap looked like a crown too!!!

9:48 AM  

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