Thursday, December 14, 2006

Coolest armor EVAR...

This artist is entirely too clever. Clicky the linky to see his gallery of armor for cats and mice. Amazing work here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Legendary British author, Sir Frederick DuPree, has written the definitive set of reference books on historical armour for mice and cats. Yes, these small felines and rodents were seminole in the victory of William Wallace over the battalions thrown against him by English King, Edward the Longshanks, at the battle of Hastings bog.

After Wallace delivered his famed speech to the assembled Scottish and Irish troups, stating: "They can take our lives, but they will never take our freedom"!, he next addressed his elite force of highly trained Siamese cats and field mice, stating: "They can take our lives, but they will never take our cheese"! This presentation so motivated these tiny creatures to the point of such vogor and rage, that they swept over the English trooops and vanquished them to the last man. Indeed, much of the armour portrayed in these pictures are authentic replicas of artifacts recently found on that battlefield.

Unfortunately for Wallace, King Edward was prepared for Wallace's tactful use of these animal allies in their next confrontation, which was sited just south of Leeds. There, King Edward had his archers tie large chunks of poisoned cheddar cheese to the shafts of their arrows, launching the deadly morsels toward the opposing forces. The cats and mice rushed forward mindlessly eating the cheese most ravenously, resulting in theiir demise. This tactic ended the use of cats and mice in armed conflict for all time.

Sir Constantine