I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day, eating fun foods, pie etc… I was fortunate not to have to cook the bird ( hence little mess in my own house). I brought a few side dishes, packed the car and headed to a friend’s house. A few weeks prior to the “big day” my friend had made some conversational reference to a movie I had no knowledge about and he was surprised that I hadn’t seen the movie ( hence didn’t understand his reference). He decided that I was going to see this movie and he nexflix-ed it to his house for our viewing pleasure after dinner.
Well, after viewing this movie I can say with certainty that it was 2 hours of my life I wish I could claim back. The movie? Monty Python and the search for the Holy Grail…my review? the biggest waste of cinematic celluloid I have ever blown 2 hours of my life on. I kept waiting for a plot. It wasn’t forthcoming. I was waiting for some humor…(ho hum).
In fact I will share with you the only piece of humor I found in the entire piece..and I had to wait early to the end to get it:
The scripture of the Holy Hand Grenade:
…And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, “O LORD, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy.” And the LORD did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu… [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to “skip a bit, brother”]… And the LORD spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.” ( courtesy of Wikipedia.org)
( how many ways can you say ” count to 3)…I found very amusing in that sometimes that is how I have to speak to get thru the thick heads of my customers only to have to start over again…
Dont waste your time watching the movie to just see this scene…I am sure youtube has the scene. Truly, its about the only part worth viewing!