Friday, 29 November 2013

Dental Hygiene is Important

The story of Samson and the Lion is undoubtedly a crazy one, but it's impressive how all the paintings of it manage to be EVEN WEIRDER:

The expressions on both their faces are so serene. This doesn't look like a hero tearing apart a ferocious beast; it just looks like a mildly complicated dental exam.

Samson's looking for plaque, and the lion is merely waiting for it to be over.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ireland: Another Country Doing Lions Poorly

Straight out of Trinity College Dublin, in the Book of Kells exhibit:

The great Checkerboard Lion of Ireland! This noble creature can be identified by the way he pranced on his tiptoes through the Irish countryside, displaying the perfect ringlets of the mane that stretches, inexplicably, all the way down to his tail.