After the events of today, and then seeing a blog post with an allusion to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the title, and then mentioning the urban fantasy novel War for the Oaks in a comment on my own blog, there was only one thing to do: go to YouTube and watch the official video for the Men at Work song, “Safety Dance.”
Believe it or not, friends, a maypole dance can be a little bit like a mosh pit. Not that I have direct experience with mosh pits, but the clone has an interesting story about that time he went to a concert and came back dyed red… Ahem. Anyway. If the maypole dancers are young teenagers who somehow can’t remember which is their left foot and which is their right, and they keep getting themselves tangled in the ribbons and then shoving one another… Yeah.
Not that today’s events had anything to do with a maypole dance, but they did have a lot to do with other medieval stuff. (Spell it mid-evil and feel my wrath.) The clone was at a swordfighting demo (he’s a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism), and there was a bit of a… safety issue. One of the other fighters endangered members of the audience. Heads are gonna roll… or at least be hit with a rattan war hammer tomorrow, when they do another demo.
(There are days when I’m tempted to take up SCA combat myself. It would be like the punchline from that joke: “Sir… there were… two of them.”)
Want more Weaver-style bloggish weirdness? Here, have some links:
Urban fantasy: “It was NEVER all about vampires.”
80s music: “I can’t keep up with what’s been going on…”
A rant having to do with the word medieval: “Mid-what?”
Swords and chainmail and stuff: “Facts for fantasy writers: weapons and armor”