I created confusion with a few people yesterday by twittering the quote above.
Here’s the brief explanation: we were watching Monty Python’s Holy Grail last night. There is a scene in which the “Book of Armaments” is consulted in how to throw a hand grenade, and the lengthy explanation is given:
Cleric: And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. 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.
So it’s really not funny unless you know the movie, and like British comedy, etc. etc.
You can all go back to what you were doing now.