Plague Along Song

The other day, I saw a “humorous internet meme” of a sort where there is a slightly altered popular lyric from music placed into an image. In this instance, that really annoying and mostly inaccurate song by Alanis Morissette about irony was paired with a little cluster of plague doctors. “Isn’t it bubonic?” one seemed to ask. Others said it was too bubonic, etc. It was cute, I suppose. The plague doctors were cute ones. Although, I feel very strongly that a herd of plague doctors wouldn’t speak to each other in such a way. They would just smell of medicinal herbs and stare at the chaos surrounding them. There would be leathery sounds as they moved around because their doctoring breeches and shoulder-high doctoring gloves are made of leather. No banter. No song parodies.

Luckily for us all, I am a plague doctor only in spirit, and have no qualms with writing morbid Black Death focused lyrics, and even speaking them out loud! And as much as I would enjoy forming a plague doctor themed band to perform dozens of songs such as this, I respect and admire the real historical figures far too much. So I will just draw out the words in big images such as the one provided below.


And thanks, whoever made the original image! While flawed on a basic level, it enabled me to be distracted and then pleased for a happy half an hour once upon a time. And I guess thanks to all the millions upon millions of people who died miserably of the black plague! Without your suffering, I would not have a little bank of terms to select from in order to paint a word picture of agony and decay.

As always, click on the picture to see it in its real size, if you want to.


Sneer Back

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.