Monday, November 1, 2010

Dueling Mondays

The idea of upholding your honour if you are gentleman by fighting a duel is a very romantic and rather impractical notion. Literally an engagement in combat between two gentlemen with matched weapons and the faithful representative of each, the goal of the honourable duel was usually as a matter of challenge of the champion which developed out of the desire of one party (the challenger) to redress a perceived insult to his sovereign's honour. It was fought not so much to kill the opponent as to gain "satisfaction", that is, to restore one's honour by demonstrating a willingness to risk one's life for it. And in a lot of cases a woman was involved.
So whatever you are dueling with this Monday, have a week full of savoir faire!


  1. Man, mondays are always a battle for me. Not as glamorous or romantic as days of old though!! more's the pity : )

  2. MEN!
    the animal kingdom does the same...minus the gun powder~I watched Animal Planet on tv!

  3. Everybody just hires a lawyer to duel it out in the courts today which does not make for an interesting painting or drawing.
    I have just been catching up with your posts, the movie Cemetery Man is brilliant in that odd Italian horror sensibility way, thanks for reminding me of it and educating me about the comic.
    X David

  4. I find the image of the lady & gentleman dueling to be spot on . . ...
    and love the staff standing by with those
    ruffled umbrellas.


  5. I agree with the last image.

  6. I am also quite partial to the last image as well, however the Barry Lyndo poster is my favourite.

    David, I haven't seen Cemetery Man yet,and it is on my list, as this is a film i am sure I will enjoy.


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