Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Mad Crue, or, That shall be Tryde, 1625

From the pamphlet:

Then to a Tobacco-house, smoking hot
Went I, and call'd for my Pipe and my Pot,
The Weed was strong, but hardly well dryde,
Well, quoth the Horse-courser, that shal be tryde.

Basically, this tells the story of some dudes (the titular "mad crew") trying lots of fashionable things that gallants would have done in th 17th century. I like that smoking was "cool" right from the start, and is still pretty cool today. Although smoking from a gigantic pipe doesn't seem as glamorous.

Also note the smoker's "crazy eyes." That's what happens to me when I smoke. And I think the other guy is a ruler salesman.

Furthermore, it has come to my attention that lolcats have all but lost their influence on lolmanuscripts. I hereby bring them back into play:

Remember this lolcat?


Doug said...

The "Mad Crew" sounds like the Renaissance version of a rap group to me. They've got a thuggish-sounding name, they talk about smoking strong weed, they like to rhyme, they...ummm...sell rulers

I had a friend once who smoked unfiltered Camel Longs and his eyes would look exactly like that.

Sarah Redmond said...

Just so you know, the full title is: "A Mad crue, or, That shall be tryde, to the tune of Pudding-pye doll."

"Pudding-pye doll" sounds like a hit song if I ever heard one. And the crew actually engages in some staples of rap lyricism. They see a play, smoke, almost get robbed, hang out in restaurants and hotels, go bowling, buy a "sute of Sattin," and fuck some wenches.

I'm going to send the ballad to Ghostface Killah.