Monday, July 16, 2007

Werewolf

WEREWOLF, n. A wolf that was once, or is sometimes, a man. All werewolves are of evil disposition, having assumed a bestial form to gratify a beastial appetite, but some, transformed by sorcery, are as humane and is consistent with an acquired taste for human flesh.

Some Bavarian peasants having caught a wolf one evening, tied it to a post by the tail and went to bed. The next morning nothing was there! Greatly perplexed, they consulted the local priest, who told them that their captive was undoubtedly a werewolf and had resumed its human form during the night. "The next time that you take a wolf," the good man said, "see that you chain it by the leg, and in the morning you will find a Lutheran."

2007 Update: A creature divided between two natures, fictional and toothy, and of the unelected sort.

19 comments:

puppybrose said...

Inga: "Werewolf!"
Dr. Frankenstein: "Werewolf?"
Igor: "There."
Dr. F: "What?"
Igor: "There wolf. There castle."

can't think of a better way to start out a new week, than to quote something from Young Frankenstein. (well, maybe i can, but i don't want to.) ; )

the amoeba said...

WEREWOLF:

1. (n.) A bearer of sheep's clothing. For the standard predator's wardrobe, see (MEN'S) WEARHOUSE.

2. (phr.) What someone should have told Little Red Riding Hood to be watching for.

The term was originally MEREWOLF, and it was coined during the Middle Ages in an attempt to un-demonize the forest canines of Europe (one of the first "environmentalist" campaigns). But a French peasant misunderstood, and the rest is, well, you know ...

karma said...

crying 'wolf', dawg? aaaaoooooooo

ecyamne: ecologically damned

Mutha said...

Werewolf: Example of how monsters are made, not born.

Omnipotentpoobah said...

werewolf - A question regarding a bearded anchor on CNN, as in: W(h)ere is Wolf Blitzer? Not to be confused with, "W(h)ere in the world is Carmen Wolfdiego."

G said...

Isn't he that "hairy handed gent whose run amok in Kent"?

Pia will be by to let you know.

The Old Mule said...

werewolf: a Political Action Committee formed to eat little children and get rich white men elected. (Yes, I woke up politically bitter - has anyone read the Washington Post article on Cheney? Fascinating piece, no matter where you stand)

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/cheney/

The Old Mule said...

I know the above violates the "no politics" clause, so I am hat in hand.

ariel said...

Neva, thanks for the laughter!! I love that movie.

Doug, Eastern-Europeans are kind to their guests and keep them safe but it doesn't mean werewolf is fictional.

pia said...

He's the hairy handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
Better stay away from him
He'll rip your lungs out, Jim
I'd like to meet his tailor
Werewolves of London
G was right of course, and I'm right--amuck is a word--the only good part of my day so far

Jamie Dawn said...

The book of Daniel describes King Nebuchadnezzar as suffering from lycanthropy. I had no idea he was a Lutheran.

quilly said...

Considering how fast OC's beard grows and how persistently he has to shave it, I am beginning to wonder .....

actonbell said...

...his hair was perfect
(That's my favorite line)


Remus Lupin is the favorite werewolf of many of Potter fan:)

Doug said...

Neva, Mondays and monsters just kinda go together, don't they?

Amoeba, I did not know that. Your PhD is in trivia, isn't it?

Aaaawoooooo, Karma. Bow wow.

Nature turns into nurture on a full moon night, Mutha.

Haha, Poobah. It's getting harder and harder to tell the difference.

G, I didn't get that but do now.

Mule, there is no "no politics" clause. The blogger is non-partisan, the commenters have their heads,

No more than vampires, I'm sure, Count Ariel.

Pia, now I get it.

Jamie Dawn, everyone in the bible is Lutheran. It's the true core of the faith.

Quilly, Wereaparamoebae are too funny to be dangerous.

Actonbell, and the best named.

The OE said...

The GPS could not pinpoint the location of the wherewolf

cooper said...

Ah, mid summer everyone gone on vacation - but me -.
Everyone else used by where is the wolf theme.

The prince was doted upon by his love, she adored his soft curly burnt caramel colored hair.

"I wasn't always like this" he says. "I was once something else, something not as pretty". "I became a beautiful man when a beautiful princess, now long dead, kissed me"

"What were you before the beautiful princess kissed you", asked his love.

"I werewolf", he said.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

I want a pet weirwolf but my mom wont get me one.

Elbot said...

I used to have a lot of trouble with werewolves, until I got my silver plating.

Doug said...

OE, that's secret agent thinking.

Cooper, that's my kind of fairy tale. Thank you!

SACADA, talk to your dad.

Elbot, I did too until I got my fur overcoat.