Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Not everyone likes a minstrel

This wikiHow entry on how to be a minstrel reads a bit like a hastily-dashed off high school homework assignment, and requires some serious editing (well, maybe "serious" is not the right word). But bits of it are very amusing.

I dunno, maybe I'm punchy with a mix-heavy morning. You tell me:

"Be constantly cheering people up. Use your skill with the instrument to sing impromptu songs about people on the street. Sing about their demeanor or clothing and always try and poke fun when possible."

"Not everyone likes a minstrel. You may be asked to leave by a police officer or a member of the community who obviously opposes fun of any manner."

"Always dance."

There's a bland insistence and naivete to this stuff; it's almost charming.

Alright, back to work...

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