Monday, October 1, 2007


Went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival, home of smoked turkey legs, "Steak on a Stake," and other vaguely Tudor-era unhealthy comestibles. Very tasty.

However, the Sherbs and I had a visceral reaction to the renaissance environment. We didn't want to be part of the history, we wanted to demonstrate as completely as we could that we were of the age of flush toilets and automobiles.

So, obviously, we need super-modern costumes. Things utilizing only synthetic fabrics, multiple zippers, and other things completely unavailable in 1540.

My thought: the leisure suit. Combined with side-zip naugahyde boots, the modernity of the outfit should be sufficient to cause an electrostatic reaction due to sheer anachronism.

Failing that, a Members Only jacket.