Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wizard or Prophet

It's true: about the only thing distinguishing a wizard from a prophet is the silly hat wizards wear.* And for many wizards, the only thing distinguishing one from another is the style of the silly hat. It makes one feel sorry for poor Dumbledore who had to settle for a most ridiculous hat after Gandalf and all the rest got first pick.

Anyway, to keep it straight in your mind which is a wizard and which is a prophet, I've created this little couplet to help you out:

If upon the head you see a cone,
Tis best for you to leave him alone.
But should you spy his head is bare,
Listen in and get some knowledge there.

*The challenge of distinguishing a prophet from a wizard reminds me of a great joke from The Great Muppet Caper. In the movie, Kermit the Frog and Fozzy Bear are supposed to be brothers. And because of that fact, they are constently being mistaken for each other. This leads to a scene where a father and daughter walk past a dejected Kermit and the daughter says, "Look, dad, there's a bear." Dad then replies, "No, Kristine, that's a frog. Bears wear hats." Check out the scene here. Then check out the entire movie because it's the best of all the Muppet films.

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