April 28, 2023April 28, 2023 by EditorM Too many contexts? CIDU Argyle Sweater, Hilburn 26 Comments Huh? Who are these characters? And who is “Beast”? If he’s from “Beauty and …”, then are these others as well? Related
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In Beauty and the Beast (or at least the Disney versions thereof), the servants of the titular Beast are turned into household goods, furnishings, and suchlike, notably including Mrs Potts, the cook, who is turned into a teapot, and the I think nameless maître d is turned into a candlestick named Luminaire.
A Neti pot is used for nasal irrigation, by sticking it up your nose and pouring water or something through it for questionable health benefits. I think that’s enough to join the dots.
There is actual evidence that neti pots have benefits for certain conditions. It’s essentially the same as the nasal irrigation medical professionals sometimes do. Not that I’ve ever done it or plan to, mind you.
Thanks, U.V.! Those identities were a mystery to me. I was only just on board with understanding “Beast” as sort of a proper name.
I rEaLlY WiSh ThAt HiLlBuRn WoUlD cHoOsE aNoThEr FoNt.
Oh, thank goodness for comments! I didn’t know what a Neti pot was. I guess you really do learn something new every day.
At least Beast didn’t mistake her for her brother, Chambre…..
Evidently, we’ve discovered your version of “Bill vs cats”
I think padraig won this round (by a nose).
Not so fast! We’ve forgotten sister N.Emma…
@ larK – That’s too fast (or abbreviated) for me, I don’t understand the reference.
Paige’s travails with her [filled] aquarium begin here –
@Kilby – enema . . .
Thanks to UV for explaining a Neti pot. I’d been assuming it was another name for a gazunda (which is a pot that gazunda the bed for use during the night).
Ha! Ian, I’ve never heard that term used for inanimate objects before. I’ve always seen/heard it in reference to cats. There are two types: gozintas and gozundas.
“Gozunda” I first read in Terry Pratchett’s books; I believe Nanny Ogg uses the term.
Speaking of which – today, 28 April 2023, would have been Sir Terry’s 75th birthday. Eight months older than I am, and look what he’d accomplished, while I . . . well, I guess saving quite a few dogs might count as an accomplishment, albeit not as long-lasting a one as his. GNU Terry Pratchett.
@ Andréa – Thanks again for solving the riddle of the Foxtrot repeats. See my reply over in the “moray eel” thread.
So if all the servants turned into household furnishings, what did Beauty and ex-Beast use for clocks and candles and crockery after everyone changed back? For that matter, what did the Prince use before the curse that turned him into the Beast?
Don’t poke the plot monsters.
This comic by Gemma Correll is four years old, but it showed up in today’s newsletter from “The Nib”, and it included this panel:
Speaking of Gemma, here is my cat Gemma posing witn Gemma Correll’s work.
You beat me to it, Mike!!
@ Mitch – To paraphrase a line from “Bored of the Rings“:
“If [that cat’s] looks could kill, the photographer would be a basket case.“
She just has that resting serious-cat-face. She’s a pretty contented cat.