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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Congo Potentate Presents A Small Selection From His Harem Of 1,000 Wives

Today Hannah and I were denigrating my rooster, who has recently been named Valentino. He does only two things all day long:
  • Shouts. Tentative translation: "I AM A ROOSTER!!!"

  • Bangs the hens, who'd actually just as soon be left alone to dig industriously for bugs.
Valentino is, otherwise, completely useless.

Hannah queried rhetorically: "How many women over the centuries have looked with annoyance at blustering roosters and realized they were not much different than ..." let us say, not much different than their own personal Congo Potentates.


Click the picture for a larger view of this bevy from The Secret Museum of Mankind:
CONGO POTENTATE PRESENTS A SMALL SELECTION FROM HIS HAREM OF 1,000 WIVES

They are a few of his favourites of the moment. Wit and good talk please him as much as young beauty. As is seen, his choice ranges from girls to elderly women. By his left hand is his head wife, who maintains order among fifty score rivals. He is often tempted into further marriages. Girls still show themselves off to him, less from admiration of his savage charms, than to win harem comforts.


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