I listened to NPR for a little while this morning and they had a conversation with someone from a British heritage committee in London. They’re planning a series of medieval style tournaments with archery, jousting, and the like. This will be the first time these competitions occur in 500 years. After the interview, the musical interlude was a song from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot.
He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin.
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!
He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
Or to have his eyes gouged out and his elbows broken,
To have his kneecaps split and his body burned away
And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin!
I found it hilarious that NPR chose to interview this guy from London, then mock him with this satirical tune.
In other news, the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament ended today.