Duel And Duality


‘All right, I accept. A man may fight for many things, his country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I’d mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and sack of French porn.’

– Joseph M. 1998. Blackadder The Whole Damn Dynasty London, Great Britain: Penguin Books (1999) p. 337

On Physical Pain


‘They do say, that verbal insults hurt more than physical pain. They are, of course, wrong as you will soon discover when I stick this toasting fork in your head.’

– Joseph M. 1998. Blackadder The Whole Damn Dynasty London, Great Britain: Penguin Books (1999) p. 295

A Crisis


‘This is a crisis, a large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it’s a twelve-story crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout; twenty-four-hour porterage, and an enormous sign on the roof saying ‘This Is a Large Crisis’. And a large crisis requires a large plan. Get me a ruler, two pencils and a pair of underpants.’

– Joseph M. 1998. Blackadder The Whole Damn Dynasty London, Great Britain: Penguin Books (1999) p. 440