In the comments thread on the poll I put up to help select my new mascot, some wag suggested I just find an image of “an egg-laying monkey with a vagina” and let that be the mascot, combining the Egg-Laying Dude, Jaunty, and the Cannon Monkey into one glorious gestalt. This week’s image, which comes from perennial blog favorite Bodleian MS Douce 6 (AKA “The Bumper Book of Medieval Monkeys”), is as close as I could get:
It’s 2/3 of the way there, at least! As you can see, here we have E.L.D.T.D.W.L.E.(…f.s.r.), laying his eggs for a pair of monkeys. Why does one monkey wear a robe while the other goes naked? Does the Egg-Laying Dude realize that there’s another monkey behind him stealing his eggs while he’s busy talking to the robe-wearer? And just where are the Egg-Laying Dude’s legs? The world may never know.