Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Squishy, sticky, delicious lions.

It was recently my birthday, and look what the internet gave me:

Bad lion cakes! What could be more appetizing?

The second one is particularly good. I wonder if there's any actual cake under that pile of icing?

Monday, 19 September 2011

Never say I don't give credit where credit isn't due.

St. Jerome in his Study, Jan van Eyck, 1442.

This is, in fact, an excellent rendering of a lion with hydrocephalus.

Of course, Jerome’s lion didn’t HAVE hydrocephalus.

But, you know. Technicalities.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

King Arthur will see Yvain's lion, and raise him TWO

I was looking up something completely unrelated to this website (I swear!) and stumbled upon this:

The Boy's King Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's History of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Edited for Boys* by Sidney Lanier, 1922

A couple sidenotes: I’m rather amused by how grumpy Arthur looks (I guess it's post-G/L), and since when is armour made of scales?

However, let’s take a closer look at those lions:

This is the BOY’S King Arthur. It’s for children. Are they trying to scar them for life?

*Note that this is for BOYS. It is so much for BOYS that they said it twice. Any girls reading this blog, AVERT YOUR EYES.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

There is so much wrong with this, you almost don't notice the lion

It might seem like going into battle on a miniature horse would put you at a disadvantage, but it doesn’t matter when you have one of the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys on your side.