Tuesday, December 1, 2009

When Does a Boob Become a Charmer?

I have not been here in a while. I am sorry. I have been so busy reading things but I had a thought today which I will share with you. Someone was very kind and send me some study notes but apologized for the roughness of the notes. I thought - only a complete boob would complain about the notes when they were free and unasked for.
This is where the Medieval thoughts come in because my brain works like this: then I thought about Bohemond of Taranto spending those years in an Arabic jail, lucky enough to be alive never mind being ransomed by Alexius, the emperor of Constantinople whose throne he had been trying to topple. Was Bohemond grateful for the rescue? Was he grateful for the nice clothes and the invitation to dinner with gifts attached? He walked in and complained about the accommodations and that the gifts were not suitably lavish. There was a boob.
However, he is a charming rogue too. So I thought that manners are rather like politics, whether you are a rightie or a leftie, when you go far enough in either direction the righties start looking exactly like lefties and vice versa. So it is with boobs and charmers, if you go far enough in either direction, they start looking like each other and this is how Bohemond can still be so rude and yet charming. Now you know why we all like the bad boys.

6 comments:

jezebel64 said...

Well, I've certainly always had a soft spot for bad boys ;-)

So I thought that manners are rather like politics, whether you are a rightie or a leftie, when you go far enough in either direction the righties start looking exactly like lefties and vice versa.
Absolutely!
Have you tried this?
http://www.politicalcompass.org/
I'm to the left of Gandhi (now there's a surprise?) but also more libertarian.

jezebel64 said...

Was Bohemond grateful for the rescue? Was he grateful for the nice clothes and the invitation to dinner with gifts attached? He walked in and complained about the accommodations and that the gifts were not suitably lavish. There was a boob.
Maybe Bohemond had been having a bad day/week/month? (but at least he can't get PMS!)
Was he forgiven though, given that he's such a charmer? I imagine he was, unlike the rest of us mere mortals :(

The Red Witch said...

After Antioch was taken and Bohemond lost interest in capturing Jerusalem, he took a trip to France and while charming everyone with his exploits in the Middle East, Bohemond persuaded the King of France to let him marry his sister. He must have had a way about him. Like Han Solo, or some other scoundrel like that.

Anonymous said...

Love the title! LOL

"I happen to like nice men."
"I am nice men."
"No you're not."

Bohemond is like those guys women love to write about in romance novels. Incorrigible but so charming you can't resist them. :p

Kristin

The Red Witch said...

And then Leia says, "you're a scoundrel" and Han says "Scoundrel! I like that."
I think Bohemond is one of those historical characters it would be fun to meet in the flesh.

jezebel64 said...

I think Bohemond is one of those historical characters it would be fun to meet in the flesh.
I rather get the impression from your blogs that you'd love him to just materialise, preferably semi-naked!

I think he'd probably be better as a fantasy figure (but there's now't wrong with fantasy!)

Incorrigible but so charming you can't resist them. :p
Definitely maddeningly irresistible, Kristin (but with emphasis on the maddeningly - they'll drive you to distraction :) Incorrigible is probably his middle name)