Sunday, April 01, 2012

April Fool's?

uni-q fig. a:  mmm, bbq...

Is this an elaborate April Fool's joke on the part of the British Library?  I mean, check out this headline:  Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library.

And read this opening paragraph:

A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."

Is it an elaborate April Fool's joke involving high-DPI images and seemingly authentic bibliographic references?

lady w/ unicorn's head  fig. b:  head on a platter

Not only is the head of the British Medieval Cookbook Project a guy named Professor Trump, but the manuscript is being attributed to a guy named Geoffrey Fule.  And then they have the nerve to include this line:

Professor Trump added that he was tempted to try some of the recipes, but suspected that sourcing ingredients would be challenging. "Unfortunately, they don't stock unicorn in my local branch of Tesco."

Come on!

All I know is that the next time I film a Medieval fantasy/thriller epic, it's definitely going to include a uni-q scene like the one in the picture above.


p.s. TY to VHS for the link!

1 comment:

Nick said...

Love this. That's really too funny. Too bad Foodlab isn't open on Sundays or you could have had whole-roasted Unicorn on the menu.