If the Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, Colorado is, essentially, one big outdoor, participatory Renaissance theater, then it is definitely a comedy, and anachronisms are among the funniest jokes. The King with a tray of French Fries, a young squire on his iPhone, a swashbuckling pirate with a Marlboro light and an Iron Man watch: here in this slide show we bring you some of our favorites.

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6 Responses to Fabulous Anachronisms at The Ren Faire

  1. adam degraff says:

    the mind of the internet doth reel

  2. Matt Baer says:

    My favorite I think is the guy with the Crocs… the rubber molding technology of Rennaissance times was far more advanced than I ever knew…

  3. Mike Procell says:

    “Get Thee Hence”!

  4. Craig Richardson says:

    I wonder how it came to be that the Burger King King got to be the Ren Fest King as well…

  5. Lenore Fleck says:

    I’ll never forget when I was training at historic site, and our supervisor asked us to give examples of other accurate historic reenactments we’d seen. He prompted us by saying, “Like the Renaissance Faire, right?” Several newbies nodded, but a few others laughed and shook our heads, to which my super smiled and said, “NOT!”

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