Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

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Monday, December 30, 2002
Now that was uncalled for: Check out this line from (yes) yet another review of Two Towers.
It takes a special aura to appear in fantastic film, a daringness to blurt potentially embarrassing lines such as, "This creature is bound to me and I to him!" (Spoken convincingly by Wood and, one hopes, not rehearsed too often in McKellen's trailer.)

Have to admit though, I did laugh. Guiltily.

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