Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Sword In the Stone


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At Tue Jan 20, 01:27:00 AM, Blogger Odile said...

Let´s hope his presidency will be legendary as the reign of Arthur (but with out Mordred and Lancelot º_O)

At Tue Jan 20, 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Tom Bombadil said...

Sir Thomas Malory describes the Knights' code of chivalry as:

- To never do outrage nor murder
- Always to flee treason
- To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy
- To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor
- To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows
- Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

There is a lot to be said about all of that, especially for the last part about which one could speak at long length.

As for Lancelot, well, he still remains one of the most famous knights of the round table, an inspirational figure by all accounts, and let us not forget that it is his son, Galahad, who ultimately achieved the Grail. But I understand Odile's meaning ;-) And talking of which, Dr. Zaius, I have talked with Goldberry, about you know what, and all is forgiven.

All water under the bridges, now:

This is either a time for celebration, or, for some, a time of sorrow (I understand that both you and Ms. Gregarious are still sad about losing your bid for the presidency), an opportunity (or an excuse) for a drink, one way or another, the way I see it! So, hey, maybe I'll get to run into you and Ms. Gregarious at the Wulfshead.

The bartender says he'd have sent Ms. Gregarious a membership but she hasn't left any address (any kind of email) for the management to do so. There are other means of course, but there are rules, and the bartender, you know, he sticks by the old codes of chivalry---he can be funny that way, very much old school and all that.

Same thing to you, Odile: Come over and drop by for a drink if you have a chance. The club prides itself on having anything you can name on tap.

At Tue Jan 20, 03:29:00 PM, Blogger JustJoeP said...

What a fantastic day this has been!

At Tue Jan 20, 04:26:00 PM, Blogger GETkristiLOVE said...

Love it!

At Tue Jan 20, 07:30:00 PM, Blogger pidomon said...

who needs 1000 words with a picture like that!

At Tue Jan 20, 07:30:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

What a great graphic! I'm looking forward to what comes next!

At Wed Jan 21, 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Darius Whiteplume said...

Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods

I guess that line was left out of Dumb-ya's copy of Mallory.

Oh, sorry. I just inferred the ex-president could read.

At Wed Jan 21, 05:29:00 PM, Blogger MichaelBains said...

I think his biggest problem is, That's the Sword of Damocles.

Can't wait to see how he swings it!

At Wed Jan 21, 09:55:00 PM, Blogger Mauigirl said...

It really feels that way, doesn't it? Obama was the only one who could pull Excaliber from the stone.

At Thu Jan 22, 10:21:00 AM, Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

Signifying by divine providence that he, Barack, was to carry Excalibur.

That is why he is our King. I mean, President.

At Thu Jan 22, 02:32:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

Um, I hope you aren't thinking of Biden as Merlin. I'm going to have to draw the line there sir!

At Thu Jan 22, 10:28:00 PM, Blogger darkblack said...

Everyone knows pulling out doesn't work.


At Fri Jan 23, 01:10:00 PM, Blogger dguzman said...

Stab Cheney through the (artificial cyborg) heart with it!

At Sat Jan 24, 01:09:00 PM, Blogger Michael Hart said...


And you didn't overlook he's a lefty!

At Sun Jan 25, 04:38:00 PM, Blogger Utah Savage said...

Well with great comments like those, there is noting left to say. Lovely.

At Mon Jan 26, 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Odile: I sure hope so! :o)

Tom Bombadil: To always "do ladies"? Sounds like a succor puch! Thank you for the awesome research. I am afraid that I was unable to find the dessert menu at the Wulfshead, but I shall certainly return for further libations.

JustJoeP: I was so happy! :o)

GETkristiLOVE: Thanks!

Pidomon: Jeepers! Thanks.

Lisa: Gosh! Thanks.

Darius Whiteplume: Oh, come on! the ex-president can read. He read a comic book once!

MichaelBains: Very well said.

Mauigirl: It does feel that way. Like it's Camelot!

Comrade Kevin: King, President... What's the difference! ;o)

MWB: Oh, you and your Biden fixation. Get over it, dude! It's a new world now!

Darkblack: That's not what you told her when you were 17.

Dguzman: I think that Obama will need a light saber for that!

Michael Hart: Hee hee! I actually didn't know that. :o)

Utah Savage: Everyone is so nice, including you. :o)


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