Saturday, March 17, 2007

Saturday

Each week is madness and anxiety these days. Oh well. Dwarfs, or little people, are apparently back in vogue. Today is the busiest day of the year for dwarfs in the entertainment business (think leprechauns):
Dwarfs have played special roles for centuries, from participating in religious rites in ancient Egypt to being jesters in medieval courts and more recently as featured attractions in circus side shows.

Now, dwarfs are not just party fare; they're also on widely distributed shows — as figures of fun — including bits on the Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel talk shows. A little people's fight on "Jerry Springer" has become a YouTube favorite.
See also this interesting piece on the role of dwarfs in ancient Egypt. Anyway, I need to get some Lucky Charms and wear some green.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

1 comment:

hh said...

i feel bad about this, but i have a slight phobia of dwarves/little people.