Monday, March 19, 2007

Fool's Tools redux

As I mentioned in a comment, I was trying to save that last post as a draft so it is woefully incomplete.

I left off thinking of the tramp as one of our modern day fools. And just as the medieval fool costume was a comment on those in power, so too is the tramp's wardrobe... a shoddy, ill-fitting suit. Chaplin's flexi-cane too seems like a sight gag based on a prop usually used to communicate respectability...

And then I lost my train of thought... but I thought about this:

And wondered: who is the fool in this scenario?


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