3 comments for “Department of Silly Walks

  1. Clacket
    October 12, 2017 at 22:04

    Well, I for one thought that was one of the more intriguing things I’ve seen on this excellent site for a while. So, I’ve been practising the authentic walking on the balls of your feet, leaning from the hips without falling over thing for a few hours now. Needless to say, I’ve followed the links and been absorbed into a vanished world; for instance, the lost art of sitting up straight like a warrior (comfy cushions being a few hundred years hence). Got to say it feels really good! A few more appealing related links and now I’m into the finer points of spear and sword fighting, and yes, the little guys, with guile and training even back then could thwart the supposedly superior enemy. So now I’ve gone around the office like Eric Blood-Axe showing these slouching doughnut-munching ingrates just what their worthy medieval forebears had to put up with. People should in fact thank me. Doubt many will, though. But how else can you authentically appreciate what the poor old monks in Northumbria and so many others actually felt? Expect the cops will be here soon and the whole thing will no doubt be completely misrepresented…yet again, per usual.

    • October 12, 2017 at 22:57

      The crime of being of the middle ages.

  2. October 13, 2017 at 01:18

    It may soon be compulsory to strut around with flouncy arms like a pooftah. Walking as we do will be seen as a micro-agression.

    Of course, slouching was allowed back then. Indeed there was a military drill command for the new fangled musketeers, the equivalent of ‘stand at ease’, which went…”gentlemen will assume a lazy posture”.

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