-Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I’m being repressed!
-Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That’s what I’m on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, Didn’t you?
Posts tagged King Arthur
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
You can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!
If I went ‘round sayin’ I was emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
-Cut down a tree with a herring? It can’t be done.
-AHHHHHH! Don’t say that word!
-I cannot tell! Suffice to say, is one of the words the Knights of Ni cannot hear!
-How can we not say the word if you don’t tell us what it is?
-AHHHHHH! He said it again!
-No, not “is”. Wouldn’t get very far in life not saying “is.”
Cutting it close due to IRL being an actual thing, but here’s Dore Sunday!
I was watching Monty Python: Almost The Truth the other night, and the Holy Grail episode put me in a Camelot mindset. So, here’s a piece from Idylls of The King.
Idylls of The King - Edyrn with His Lady and Dwarf Journey to Arthur’s Court (1867)
‘Edyrn, son of Nudd,’ replied Geraint,
‘These two things shalt thou do, or else thou diest.
First, thou thyself, with damsel and with dwarf,
Shalt ride to Arthur’s court, and coming there,
Crave pardon for that insult done the Queen,
And shalt abide her judgment on it; next,
Thou shalt give back their earldom to thy kin.
These two things shalt thou do, or thou shalt die.’
And Edyrn answered, ‘These things will I do,
For I have never yet been overthrown,
And thou hast overthrown me, and my pride
Is broken down, for Enid sees my fall!’
-Lord Alfred Tennyson, Idylls of The King: The Marriage of Geraint (1859)