Irregular Webcomic!

Archive     Blog     Cast     Forum     RSS     Books!     Poll Results     About     Search     Fan Art     Podcast     More Stuff     Random     Support on Patreon    
New comics Mon-Fri; reruns Sat-Sun
<   No. 4456   2021-02-22   >

Comic #4456

1 Ophelia: This countryside we’re driving through looks a bit strange. The people are dressed oddly.
2 Mercutio: Oh, they’re all in costume for... the local Renaissance Fair.
3 Ophelia: Don’t Ren Fair attendees dress up as court nobles and stuff? These all look like filthy peasant farmers.
4 Mercutio: They... go for authenticity here.
4 Ophelia: That one’s got scrofula!

First (1) | Previous (4455) | Next (4457) || Latest Rerun (2147) | Latest New (4459)
First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
Shakespeare theme: First | Previous | Next | Latest || First 5 | Previous 5 | Next 5 | Latest 5
This strip's permanent URL: http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/4456.html
Annotations off: turn on
Annotations on: turn off

I originally wrote this joke with gangrene, but then I thought scrofula sounded more old fashioned and amusing. Not that either would be amusing if you had them, I admit.

Renaissance Fairs are festivals in which attendees engage in historical-themed activities, including dressing up in period costume, eating period food dishes, and spectating or taking part in musical performances, dancing, plays, jousting tournaments, combat re-enactments, and so on. They can be themed on the Renaissance period, but may also extend to other historical periods such as the Middle Ages.

Generally people gloss over the fact that living in these times was pretty miserable for most people, and just play it all for fun and entertainment. Which is fair enough, really. You don't want to go out on your weekend and pretend to be a miserable diseased peasant, covered in farm muck.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site.
This material is presented in accordance with the LEGO® Fair Play Guidelines.

My comics: Irregular Webcomic! | Darths & Droids | Eavesdropper | Planet of Hats | The Dinosaur Whiteboard | mezzacotta
My blogs: dangermouse.net (daily updates) | 100 Proofs that the Earth is a Globe (science!) | Carpe DMM (long form posts) | Snot Block & Roll (food reviews)
More comics I host: The Prisoner of Monty Hall | Lightning Made of Owls | Square Root of Minus Garfield | iToons | Comments on a Postcard | Awkward Fumbles
© 2002-2021 Creative Commons License
This work is copyright and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International Licence by David Morgan-Mar. dmm@irregularwebcomic.net