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PostPosted: July 27th, 2013 03:11:17 am 
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Anonymous wrote:
Do a "funny" request, but without laughing, smiling, or making jokes.

Nigel wrote:
Of all the knights who are alive today, who would you like to see fight in a jousting tournament and why?


Link: http://requestcomics.com/podcast/episode18.mp3

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PostPosted: July 30th, 2013 04:03:19 am 
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So yes. A knight is anyone with a KBE or higher or anyone who's a Knight Batchelor (for which Wikipedia has a category http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Knights_Bachelor although I don't think there's a subcat for living ones). Honorary knighthoods are for foreigners and even if they're not entitled to use "Sir" people will jocularly call them that anyway (Sir Bob Geldof being the primary example thereof).

Christopher Lee was in the army and instructed Peter Jackson on the correct sound someone who was stabbed in the neck would make, so I think I would be unsurprised if he couldn't pick up jousting quickly.

A lot of knights are judges or politicians or other boring folk like that, alas. Maybe we could seed the famous ones.

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PostPosted: July 30th, 2013 23:14:02 pm 
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I like the idea of calling foreigners "sir" jocularly.

The day after this podcast went up, I went to Medieval Times (basically a restaurant centered around a jousting arena where they put on a show) with some friends. Had a very good time, but the parts I enjoyed wouldn't apply in a more serious/dangerous sort of jousting. One thing I now wish I said in the podcast is that if it's more the "put on a show" style of jousting, actors would be good choices. Preferably actors who have experience with doing their own stunts during staged action scenes. Or maybe just wrestlers and stuntmen, if any of them have knighthoods.

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