Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Reader Submission: Yvain and Jerome - Separated at Birth?!

If you’re up on your medieval romances, some of you may have already noticed that Yvain, France’s answer to the bad lion, shares the same backstory as everyone’s favorite saintly lion fancier, Jerome: Injured lion, helpful human, companion for life.

They also share a taste for HIDEOUSLY deformed lions:
The Penitence of Saint Jerome, Albrecht Altdorfer, 1507.

Really, Altdorfer?

It’s like Falkor’s cranky twin brother.

Thanks for the submission, Joanne!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Yvain: the gift that keeps on giving

Seriously, I have about a dozen Yvains queued up, and they're all just AWFUL in their own unique way.

Like today's:

Okay, bad lion aside (and it is bad)...why are they making out?!

Either this is some interesting 'artistic license' or my undergrad Medieval Lit class left out all the juicy bits.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Blatant National Denigration

In case you were wondering if there was a particular demographic that truly failed at lions:

It’s the French. The French sucks at lions.

Look at this thing:

It’s the marshmallow version of a lion. You know, when you accidentally set them on fire? And little bits start to turn to char?

That’s what’s cuddling with that knight right there.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

I'm Becoming a Bit Obsessive

It's gotten to the point where I look for bad lions everywhere. But to be fair, they are EVERYWHERE.

Walking down the street the other day, I saw this:

So far, so good, right? I mean, goodness only knows why its tongue is hanging out, but it looks okay.

But then you see it from the front:

Aaaand, it's a bulldog.


And you were doing so well.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

I Want This in my Home

Today’s submission comes from my friend Stephanie, who doesn’t even know I have this blog.

She just knows the kind of stuff I’m into.

(And proud of it).

I know you’ve all been longing for some more taxidermy, so here you go:

Via Slightly Warped

It’s a masterpiece, right? Everything about it is amazing.

It’s hard to say what I love most. The crazy eyes? The Technicolor gore?

Or that f**cked up rabbit, just watching it all go down.