Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cucullus non facit monachum

It is true what they say about a nice officious-looking uniform and the way it will turn the most empathetic person into an instant authoritarian.
1. Without uniform
So the n00bie with the beak is asking his mentor "Wait, what? What are the brooms for? That guy hasn't done anything to us. What for you do this thing?" The answer is of course "TRADITION!!!", but it is hard for his mate to explain. It would save a lot of mentoring in the ways of demonkind if they simply gave him one of the uniforms with the bitey shoulder-cuffs.

2. With uniform
These guys, for instance, abandoned their principles the moment they received the Bunny-ears of Authoriteh and now they're all "Just following orders. Rules are rules -- no bathing caps. Can't make an exception. It's more than my job's worth".

"King Death hath bunny ears", as Thomas Lovett Beddoes said meant to say, but in the last analysis, Auriculas cuniculi quis non habet?


UPDATED with Better Photographs.

Including ACCIDENTAL BUNNY-EAR.
(a temp-agency shop window, at night, lit from behind so the potplant shows through)

18 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

the Bunny-ears of Authoriteh

Calling vs....


P.S. What happened, you spill wine into the laptop? You know my old winetop finally got better, after I got a new one...
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fish said...

related

Substance McGravitas said...

Some people remain authoritarian out of uniform, like Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS.

Sirius Lunacy said...

"What for you do this thing?" The answer is of course "TRADITION!!!"

I thought it was because they're all just college guys.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those feet look familiar...
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wiley said...

Then Beakface sez, "Tell me I'm not going to have demons in funny places in a couple of years."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Bikini waxing in Hell.
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tigris said...

What are the brooms for?

CURLING. Ask the moose-billed platypus, he knows.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

These guys, for instance, abandoned their principles the moment they received the Bunny-ears of Authoriteh

Now you'll get hits for "Bob's Burgers hentai".

Smut Clyde said...

"Bob's Burgers hentai"
Ha! We steal VS's traffic all the time.

What happened, you spill wine into the laptop?
Singapore. It doesn't like the heat or the humidity.

Smut Clyde said...

Turns out that the best way to beat the heat AND the humidity is to start the day at the public swimming-pool around the corner, speeding back and forth.* Sadly, this is not so helpful for laptops.

* Was going to say "doing laps" but that would not be wise with this crowd.

vacuumslayer said...

Sometimes I get the feeling that pink bunny ears don't inspire feelings of fear and reverence in you all. Very disappointing.

wiley said...

You gave it your best shot, VS. Maybe the wow look on your face detracts?

covers face with finger

Nope. Those are just not scary ears. Go figure.

vacuumslayer said...

wiley, I think maybe the addition of a mustache or fangs may scare the snark out of these jokers.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Smut Clyde spilled wine into Singapore?

For the life of me, I cannot figure out how that damages a computer in New Zealand.

wiley said...

Have you considered tentacles, VS?

vacuumslayer said...

Well, I know who has. *cough*, tigris,*cough*

el Manquécito said...

It's safe to assume that all regular visitors to Riddled have considered tentacles.