Thursday, November 22, 2007

Has Koenig Maurice Gone Mad?

Reports of strange activities by the Stagonian monarch are circulating. According to palace insiders, Koenig Maurice's recent actions make wearing a lobster costume look normal.

The servants whisper that the rumors are true. His Majesty is indeed playing with some strange toys.

He had glass blowers make a bunch of glass "soldier" figures, then had them painted in Tipplebruder colors.

He lined them up at one end of the great table and he crouches at the other end and, using a spoon as a catapult, he launches lead shot toward the figures . . . and chortles every time one of the glass figures is shattered.

Surely the man has lost his wits . . . surely.


Bluebear Jeff said...

My, my my. Imagine playing with toy soldiers at his age?

-- Jeff

tradgardmastare said...

Sanity at last - I wish him well!

Frankfurter said...

Perhaps the King's condition is explained in the latest of Broderick Woad's horrible Limmericks (which I type even though the wife says they're in vile taste).

The Mistress of Stagonia Royal is Brigid,
Reputedly though, she is said to be frigid.
It's nothing so vile,
Nor question of style.
Just the king, our Maurice, is never really rigid!


A foolishly foppish young king called Maurice
So loves to be found in the latest styles of Par-eese,
That his choices sure rank
Of Royalty swank
In dresses so lacey and Pink and trimmed with fleece.


Fitz-Badger said...

chuckle... what a picture (launching missiles with a spoon at glass toy soldiers) - somehow makes me think of the king (or whatever he is) in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
(I'm trying avoid thinking about the limericks and the pictures they could conjure! LOL)