Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

According to
this FoxNews report, some guy who calls himself a "Renaissance fighter" just went, well, medieval, on his 16-year-old daughter:

"A 38-year-old father has been arrested after forcing his 16-year-old daughter to participate in a mock medieval sword battle for two hours until she collapsed in the front yard. The girl was also bruised and injured from the sword battle."

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that this guy is angling to give his daughter an edge in the college admissions process. I mean, how many female medieval sword fighters apply to Harvard each year? (Scratch that. I don't want to know.)

So, Shake-Ball: Should I get my 11-year-old started now in cucking-stool carving or egg dancing?


"My body shall / Pay recompense if you will grant my suit" (1 Henry VI 5.3.18-19)


Wow. Really? Joan la Pucelle offering to let her fiendish familiars suck her blood if they'll help her beat England? That isn't exactly a model I want my daughter to emulate. Even if it would get her into Harvard. Thanks for the perspective, Shake-Ball.

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