Friday, March 7, 2014

Not Yeti Friday - Yorick

Who is the most famous fellow who ever gave a ride to another fellow?  Why, it's Yorick of Hamlet fame. He's that fondly-remembered fool, he of the gibes and gambols, who was apparently hilarious and acquiesced to carry a certain young Dane on his back 1,000 times - easily a world record.

He's most often represented as a skull.  Yep, just a skull.  The poor guy.  A prop for the protagonist.  Reduced to a symbol of mortality, futility, and loss.

But back in the day, what a super-star. A real table-roarer.  I found these two representations of him back when he was less chap-fallen:


And if you don't like that, well, here's some squirrel monkeys riding a capybera:

I think that just about covers my bases. Ain't nobody out there left unsatisfied. Have a good weekend!

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