Joel Newlon, left, of West Palm Beach, and Larry Stoermer, of Fort Lauderdale, participate in a staged swordfight on Saturday afternoon at a 2004 annual Rennaisance Festival, held at Quiet Waters Park, in Deerfield Beach.
Joel Newlon, left, of West Palm Beach, and Larry Stoermer, of Fort Lauderdale, participate in a staged swordfight on Saturday afternoon at a 2004 annual Rennaisance Festival, held at Quiet Waters Park, in Deerfield Beach. Lilly Echeverria Miami Herald File photo
Joel Newlon, left, of West Palm Beach, and Larry Stoermer, of Fort Lauderdale, participate in a staged swordfight on Saturday afternoon at a 2004 annual Rennaisance Festival, held at Quiet Waters Park, in Deerfield Beach. Lilly Echeverria Miami Herald File photo

Classic ’99: When swordfighting a varlet, wear a trombone

March 07, 1999 12:00 AM

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Dave Barry has been at the Herald since 1983. A Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, he writes about everything from the international economy to exploding toilets.