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I really liked these. The first one is such an example of lighthearted, kindly, classy good manners. My own interactions with the police have always been cordial, but not very fun.


The second one is rude. it is absolutely NSW also may harm children and small animals. It is a good example of something-- just not sure what. My favorite here is the woman with the basket harvesting something from a tree.


Who was it who said that the past is another country?



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Oct. 5th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Hehe! I love those mediaeval marginalia XD Some of them are positively Pythonesque! They were big on evil rabbits and perverse apes weren't they?!
Oct. 5th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Maybe you guys had seen them all before?

I was trying to figure out what I like about them, other than the silly quality. But you know, I think that is it. These artists did not worry too much about being accurate, or getting the perspective perfect. They made art that has a sort of scrappy, boisterous, realism, (like he clothes and the faces,) while being totally ridiculous at the same time.

Must have really livened up reading those books. You obviously never knew quite what you would find.
Oct. 6th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
I had seen these before but only very recently :)

There is something so universal about doodles and graffiti, whether it's on toilet walls of mediaeval manuscripts!
Oct. 6th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Yes. 'I was here.'
Oct. 6th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Absolutely wonderful. I didn't even know such drawings exist :)
In 'The Name of the Rose' Sean Connery aka William of Baskerville said, that the Bishops are donkeys and the monkeys stand for the folk? Can't remember exactly. But it's stunning anyway :)
Thanks for posting this link!
Oct. 6th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
They are so lively. I feel very sorry for the guy with no pants and one foot tied in a knot!

And those are very naughty rabbits!
Oct. 7th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
Agreed. They are all awesome :) Nowadays books should be made that way, too :)
Oct. 7th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
The second link reminds me of the stories and jokes adolescent boys tell each other.
Oct. 7th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Teenage boy scribes, or monks, maybe, sitting on a stone bench somewhere, maybe. I cannot imagine boys have changed much, ever.

They have got to be the same creatures we see now, eating pizza and playing with their phones.

Teen boys are some of my favorite people.
Oct. 8th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
I still remember some of the jokes from my teen years. And I still get a chuckle thinking of some of them.
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