Historical Dwarf Pie.

"Duelling had been outlawed in France and this could
be considered a transgression against hospitality."

Previously, previously.

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10 Responses:

  1. doctorow says:

    Hey, Jamie! Wanted to post this on Boing Boing but I'd like to property credit the pic of the headstone here. Do you have a source for it? TinEye can't find it.

  2. carbonunit says:

    The "laughing dwarf" vid you posted previously doesn't work any more - the usual reason.

    • jwz says:

      Well, we're less than an order of magnitude away from it being practical for me to mirror videos like I mirror photos. In the meantime... I guess teh funnay is consigned to entropic oblivion.

  3. tjic says:

    Currently reading

    The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them


    ...wherein it is documented that the Russian Empress Anna was given, at her wedding bankquet, TWO large pies by her uncle Peter the Great.

    Each pie contained "a splendidly dressed dwarf", and the two of them (the dwarves, that is) proceeded to "dance a minuette".

    So, let's revise the unstated thesis statement here from "King Charles - WT*?" to "17th and 18th century royalty - WT*?".

  4. mhoye says:

    Is very short long pig just pig?

    • Text of the article:

      Geoffrey Hudson, the famous dwarf of Charles I., was introduced at court during
      the festivities attending the coronation. By an odd conceit, he was concealed i
      n a cold pie, the crust of which being removed disclosed the dwarf fully dresse
      d and making his bow to the king and queen. At the age of 20 he was 18 inches h
      igh, but before attaining the age of 30 he grew several inches additional. Geoffrey, like most dwarfs, was of limited intelligence, but of intense vanity and large self-conceit. It is asserted by many scientific authorities that this is a characteristic of dwarfs.

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