Thanks to Xeni Hussein Jardin at Boing Boing. Honestly, I keep thinking the same thing: Where is Monty Pythoner Michael Palin in all of this? Especially considering the political lecture he gives King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony. Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.