Thursday, October 06, 2005

Not what runes say!

Last weekend I went to the Ohio Ren Faire with several friends. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.

One of the shows there is the Mud Show. The performance we went to was "The Viking Story". It was the story of two vikings, Sven and Olaf. Olaf was potrayed by a member of the audience who got very into his role. Sven and Olaf had to compete in trials of manhood as determined by the toss of the runes to see who would have to battle the ogre Ivegar.

Every time it looked like Sven got a break, the wise-man would toss the runes and pronounce, "Not what runes say" followed by whatever the runes said Sven's newest misfortune.

For example, Olaf won the trials of manhood. Sven was happy because that meant Olaf got to go fight the ogre while he stayed home with the women.

*Rattle* *Clatter*

"Not what runes say. Runes say Olaf valuable, Sven is expendable. Sven will go fight ogre, Olaf will stay home with women and supervise construction of Sven's coffin."

The Sven pointed out that at least he had a year to train for the fight with Ivegard.

*Rattle* *Clatter*

"Not what runes say. Runes say Sven must fight ogre soon."
"How soon?"
"Runes say right now."

By the way, nothing parts a crowd of people in Ren Faire garb like a man covered in mud running from another man intent on flinging more mud at him.

Hmm. Maybe now I will go and actually do something productive.

*Rattle* *Clatter*

Not what runes say!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I have a vision of the Macomb Game....


"Not what runes say..."

9:54 PM  
Blogger Oz said...

Well, those kryptonian symbols you guys have tattooed on you are kind of like runes...

10:24 PM  

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