Saturday, January 12, 2008

Knuckle Dragger (Dolls for Friends)

The knuckle dragger by Dolls for Friends

The knuckle dragger. See more photos on our Flickr page.

It was awesome! We recently started hearing reports of knuckle dragger sightings within the older castles of Transylvania and Europe. Now, No one has heard from or seen these creatures for the last hundred years, so we knew we needed to hop the next plane to see if the rumors were true. Man, are we glad we did.

On our third night in perhaps one of the creepiest castles we've ever had the displeasure of staying in we awoke in the early hours of the morning to see one of these little loverlies rearranging our bags-or so we thought. Upon closer inspection we realized that he was actually trying to climb into our luggage (Jill had left my cookies in there.) It turned out that he was actually trying to make it out of the castle as he'd had so little to do for the last 100 years that he was very bored and wanted to go on an adventure (knuckle draggers are not known for their speedy decision making). We invited him to join us, and he graciously accepted.

On our flight home he gave us the scoop on the history of his proud species:

Knuckle draggers were said to be lesser creatures used as a cheap labor force for menial tasks within medieval and feudal times. They were known for their exceptional strength and amazing stamina and endurance. They also had exceptional dexterity and maneuvering capabilities due to their quadruped structure. They were essentially the pack mules to lords and kings.

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