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Read it and Weep

Apr 18, 2012

Before there were drawn out elections for national leaders, with debates and attack ads, people did things the easy way.  The king was the man who pulled a magical sword forged by a river maiden out of a large rock.

Don't let the delightful premise fool you.  Excalibur is not a happy romp through medieval legend with occassional squirrel-mating, like in the Disney movie.  No.  It's an epic of awkward sword fighting in armor, incestuousness, fog machines, and metal skull caps.  It's filmed in the forests of Ireland and despite having some great actors, is mostly just weird.

Avery Monsen joins us in our confusion about the plot, tells us about his dreams, and is charming and fun as always.  He's got a new book out called All My Friends Are Still Dead and it's delightful.  Go buy it now.

Thanks to Nancy for sponsoring this episode!