Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doctors of the Round Table

A friend of mine found this flier hanging up at work.


Yes, that's right, it is a flier for "medieval" sword fighting lessons, taught by a person who admits he has been he has been doing this since he was 12, and is now much older than 15. It is an invitation to revel in geekdom -- in a public park.

Now, as much as I would just like to roll my eyes, do some light mocking, and then move on with a "to each their own" shrug, I can't. You see, there are several things about this flier that scare me. First, there's the fact the friend you found this is a doctor, and he found this in the doctor's lounge. Second, there is the fact some of the tabs on the bottom have been taken. This means there could be an abundance of health care professionals are spending their weekends beating each other with Nerf swords in the park. That should scare everyone out there. Doctors could be making life and death decisions -- with the help of 12 sided dice.

Still, I guess I would prefer this to Twilight fans in the operating rooms. You know they're just there for the blood...

17 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I think you should go and cover it for the news. Sword fighting in SLC. I bet there are dudes who normally take out your appendix and other guys who wear wigs in court, who are out there fantasizing about sword fighting their neighbors. :)

JenS said...

Uh, really? Sword fighting health care professionals. Well, I guess if anyone got hurt, they'd know what to do. That's all I have. I'm still trying to take it in.

LL Cool Joe said...

I often find it worrying the things that people decide to do in their spare time.

My 16 year old daughter asked me if she could take up street fighting as a hobby. No really. I said NO!

Once she see's your blog, she'll want a go at sword fighting too.

BugginWord said...

I'm just going to follow veg around the internet and agree with everything she says. She's like a llama. The dali kind. Anyway. It sounds like a hard hitting news piece to me. Also did you ever watch that movie Role Models? They have swords in there. I thought it would suck ass but it was actually quite amusing. I feel that way about almost all Paul Rudd movies. Also? I may be a little distracted today. *waves* Hi!

Jules said...

I could use sword fighting skills......

Kelly said...

When Mack was about 3 or 4 she used to have play dates with a friend of my brother-in-law's for games of swords, they would chase each other all through the house stabbing and swinging. Granted, they were plastic swords, and my brother-in-law and his friend's at the time were teenagers.

When he got married, I presented him one of he and Mack's play swords in a velvet lined box.

His wife thinks I'm crazy.

Chelle said...

My kids' dentist has a photo of himself hanging in his office, (directly beside the entrance) dressed as Gandalf.

Going to medical school requires long hours of seclusion... so...

C Lo said...

There is this hippie group that meets in the park up the street from me to do tightrope walking. For reals. I think it would be fun to throw in the sword fighters and see what happens.

Amanda said...

The burning question is, did Andrew take one too? Did he bring one to Ryan, who on Saturday morning, will be sneaking out of the house, trenchcoat hiding his tunic, tights & sword?
Finally - there are these people out there, yet I get looked at like a lunatic when I take a Nerf longsword from the rack at Target & re-enact Dio's Holy Diver?? The world is a cruel place.

Kelley said...

Ha! I could almost see my 6 y/o being interested in something like that later. He LOVES fighting with his Nerf light saber I made for his Star Wars party. That is a crazy flier, though!

On another note, so glad you played Captcha Balderdash this time! I hope you play again because I love your creativity! If you get a chance, do you mind stopping back soon to vote for your favorite?

Riot Kitty said...

You talk about geekdom...Mr. RK is out until the wee hours tonight playing video games with another 40-year-old man.

Granny Annie said...

My grandson found a group of local college students who sword fight every weekend in a local park. My grandson is 16 but they let him participate and he absolutely loves it. The swords are padded and not dangerous and the participation is much like dance in the skill of the moves.

Granny Annie said...

My grandson found a group of local college students who sword fight every weekend in a local park. My grandson is 16 but they let him participate and he absolutely loves it. The swords are padded and not dangerous and the participation is much like dance in the skill of the moves.

Veronica said...

I would love to spot sword fighting in a park somewhere. I wouldn't participate though, I like my insides to stay inside and I hear swords are all stabby and stuff.

Rassles said...

Have you ever seen Darkon? It's a documentary about parkswordfighters. They have fake wars, complete with military ranks and insane plots, they take prisoners and try to get information, they have battle wizards and foam weapons...it's ridiculously awesome.

Summer said...

That. Is. Hilarious. There's nothing more that I can say. Seriously.

Missed Periods said...

Sword fighting just makes me think: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."