Friday, March 27, 2009

Too Early For The Easter Bunny

But It Was A Geniune Mistake, Officer

Bomb disposal teams were called in and buildings evacuated after a Monty Python film prop was mistaken for a hand grenade in Shoreditch, east London. But bomb squad experts realised it was in fact a copy of the ''Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch'', used by Eric Idle to defeat a killer rabbit in ''Monty Python And The Holy Grail''.

FOOTNOTE: Idle minds.

11 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

You just can't make things up better than what happens in real life!

French Fancy said...

I bet lots of things are detonated these days that are harmless bits of things forgotten by people and just left on a bench or seat somewhere

Janet said...

I would have known what it was. I love that movie. "Come back and fight - I'm not dead yet!"

Nessa said...

I love Monty Python, especially after a few drinks.

Shadow said...

oh the british... gotta love them. first the little horse, now the bomb...

Cheffie-Mom said...

The second photo reminds me of buckets of movie popcorn! Love it!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh..no...the Python lives to enchant another generation!!!! LOL, This story is really just too funny for words!

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a howler! Someone should have been 'fired'!

Ananda girl said...

I love this story. It's as good as the original bit from the Holy
Grail!

Pinkerbell said...

Brilliant! All they needed was Graham Chapman popping up telling them to "Stop that it's silly"! I wonder if any of them soiled their armour?

Shrinky said...

They obviously didn't look on the bright side of life, did they?