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“Shirley, You Jest!” April 9, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Stupidity.
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I am jesting, but don’t call me “Shirley.”

The Traditional Court Jester

Some time back, a friend of mine compared me to a court jester. I think he was trying to give me a compliment. Court jesters of the Middle Ages, according to Wikipedia, were “thought of as special cases whom God had touched with a childlike madness—a gift, or perhaps a curse.” When I read that, my immediate reaction was “but of course!”

However, that paragraph continues with, “Mentally handicapped people sometimes found employment by capering and behaving in an amusing way.”

This could explain a number of things…