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April 27, 2022


Ancient ceramic pots from 11th–12th century Jerusalem may have been used as hand grenades during the time of the Crusades, a new study suggests.

(Thanks to Todd Lawson, who asks, after taking a deep breath, "Could this be evidence of the existence of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch used by King Arthur in his battle with the killer bunny as shown in the documentary movie 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail?'”)

*We are assuming here that the Crusaders lost.


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More regarding ancient pot use...

No. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch was used before the 11th century.

And it is the Dreaded Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, not the killer bunny

I may be a gentile but enjoy celebrating the 'High Holy Days' with a menorah bong, latkes, lox and bagels with a schmear of cream cheese.

"First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three..."

The Crusaders (pictured here with a steak on a plate) fight back. Yes, that is Arthur's men advancing with their bicycle.

*This battle is where the famous battle cry, "Don't fire the steak until you see the spokes in their wheels" originated.

As far as assuming they lost, well...you win some, and you lose some. Which the Crusaders did.

Isn't this the one where Yosemite Sam was trying to storm the castle and Bugs Bunny was defending it?

@ Alkali Bill: It’s been a while since I’ve heard something read from the Book of Armaments. So many great scenes from that film.

Perhaps the crucibles were just molds used for making projectiles from molten metals, such as arrow tips?

Could it be be that the Crusaders didn't really lose as they were just resting, and pining for the fjords?

I use the one-two-five count whenever I can work it in. :P


Arthur: Right! (pulls pin)
Bedevere: Three, Sire!!
Arthur: Three! (throws hand grenade at the Killer Rabbit)

Using a Holy Hand Grenade manufactured in Antioch is dangerous without first reading from The Book of Armaments.

After careful and painstaking research, I have found Brother Maynard's copy, as presented here:

"How long shall thou count after you take out the pin of the Holy Hand Grenade?
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. Minstrel + minor role: And the Lord spake, saying, First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less."

Five is right out.

They went downhill after Street Life, but I wouldn't say they lost.

Didn't the Losing Crusaders with Holy Hand Grenades open for Stone Temple Pilots?

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