Monday, September 12, 2011

Invisible Piano

The recent discovery of a time portal connecting the hematology section of the Riddled library to a broom closet in Hradčany Castle in 1642 has led to dramatic progress in our studies of Renaissance graphic novels. It has been long been known to serious historians that Emperor Rudolf II was an avid comic collector. It turns out that Rudolf II owned a complete set of Horniman issues.

Horniman's special attribute was the power to grow horns, antlers attire or ossicones, depending on the requirements of the situation. In the course of Horniman's adventures he stood in for Tycho Brahe's pet elk at a dinner party, when the real elk was moos hors de combat from falling down the stairs when drunk; infiltrated Wallenstein's war council in the Munich Residenz (disguised as a hunting trophy) to learn the mercenary's battle strategy; was used repeatedly as a hat-stand; and startled the barmaid in U Zlatého Tygra after unexpectedly sprouting a pair of pronghorns and spiking himself to the low ceiling (when the writers decided it was time for some comic relief).

The scene above shows Horniman working undercover in a dog obedience school, teaching the dogs how to play piano. His adversaries Hourglass and Butt-head are not fooled, however.

Play that bebop rhythm, Pan-Theros!


M. Bouffant said...

I seem to remember something on the Internet that cats are better at the piano.

Smut Clyde said...

Is a passing reference to U Zlatého Tygra sufficient reason to add the "Helping tigris" tag? It is a fierce pancake.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I vote yes for the tag.

And is this fellow a relation of your, S.C.?

mikey said...

I'm going to go way out on a limbic here and take a Wilde guess that there might have gotten a little ergot sclerotium into the Rye that year...