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July 25, 2007

Rainy Knights

Filed under: Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, knights — Cidu Bill @ 10:05 am



  1. I don’t think there’s anything more to this than the absurdity of a knight using an umbrella to deflect the rain instead of a shield to deflect sword strikes.

    Though the fact that this appears to be a rather large melee is a little puzzling; the above absurdity would’ve worked just as well, if not better, if it was a simple two-person duel.

    Comment by Powers — July 25, 2007 @ 6:53 am

  2. oil can, oil can.

    The knight with the umbrella is avoiding getting wet and subsequently rusting his suit of armore

    Comment by Nicole — July 25, 2007 @ 8:50 am

  3. yeah, well they all (or at least more) should have been using umbrellas since the title is Rainy KnightS.

    Comment by Lola — July 25, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

  4. “Rainy Knights” was just my name for the panel, of course

    Comment by Cidu Bill — July 25, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

  5. Oh wait, this is Brevity. No wonder. Those strips are NEVER funny, I don’t know how these guys continue to be published.

    Comment by Rasheed — July 25, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

  6. I think the point of the melee is to show that only *one* knight out of many is concerned with protecting his suit of armour from rusting.

    This cartoon could have been slightly tweaked to make it funnier. I would have had the knight on the right holding an umbrella *instead of* a sword, attempting to use his umbrella as a weapon.

    Comment by Joe Blevins — July 25, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

  7. Ok, so I’m not an expert on medieval warfare, but one thing I have learned. Those guys were strong, but not strong enough to enter foot combat in full sheet-metal armor. That was reserved for horseback. On foot, it was much better to have a light weight chain mail shirt and small helmet, because the best defense is to be able to get out of the way!

    Of course, knights on horseback do get knocked off, and don’t have time to change, but really, there are no horses in the picture, and no infantry either!

    Comment by Jeremy Ross — July 26, 2007 @ 8:15 am

  8. It’s simple.
    It’s funny.
    It’s over-analyzed.

    Comment by ctdonath — July 27, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

  9. cdonath, you’re at the wrong blog if you don’t want to see comics over-analyzed!

    Comment by Autumn Harvest — July 28, 2007 @ 9:05 am

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