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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true...

We watched The Court Jester (1956) on telly the other day. I'd forgotten just how funny it is.

Hubert Hawkins - "I don't want the vessel with the pestle, I want the chalice from the... what?"'
Maid Jean - "The chalice from the palace."
Griselda - "Its a little crystal chalice with a figure of a palace."
Hawkins - "Does the chalice from the palace have the pellet with the poison?"
Griselda - "No, the pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle."
Hawkins - "The pestle with the vessel?"
Jean - "The vessel with the pestle."
Hawkins - "What about the palace from the chalice?"
Griselda - "Not the palace from the chalice, the chalice from the palace!"
Hawkins - "Where's the pellet with the poison?"
Griselda - "In the vessel with the pestle!"
Jean - "Don't you see? The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true. It's so easy, I can say it!"
Hawkins - "Well, then you fight him!"

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