Quote: Originally Posted by quinton
She uses humour to spread her propaganda.
True, but certainly we are luckier than this old lady caught in the Spanish Inquisitions propaganda methods, below....
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: Now, old woman -- you are accused of heresy on three counts -- heresy by thought, heresy by word, heresy by deed, and heresy by action -- *four* counts. Do you confess?
I don't understand what I'm accused of.
Ha! Then we'll make you understand! Biggles! Fetch...THE CUSHIONS!
[Biggles holds out two ordinary modern household cushions
Here they are, lord.
Now, old lady -- you have one last chance. Confess the heinous sin of heresy, reject the works of the ungodly -- *two* last chances. And you shall be free -- *three* last chances. You have three last chances, the nature of which I have divulged in my previous utterance.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Right! If that's the way you want it -- Cardinal! Poke her with the soft cushions
[Biggles carries out this rather pathetic torture]
Confess! Confess! Confess!
Biggles: It doesn't seem to be hurting her, lord
Ximinez: Have you got all the stuffing up one end?
[angrily hurling away the cushions
]: Hm! She is made of harder stuff! Cardinal Fang! Fetch...THE COMFY CHAIR!
[Zoom into Fang's horrified face]
[terrified]: The...Comfy Chair?
[Biggles pushes in a comfy chair -- a really plush one
So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions. Well, we shall see. Biggles! Put her in the Comfy Chair!
[They roughly push her into the Comfy Chair
[with a cruel leer]: Now -- you will stay in the Comfy Chair until lunch time, with only a cup of coffee at eleven. [aside, to Biggles] Is that really all it is?
I see. I suppose we make it worse by shouting a lot, do we
? Confess, woman. Confess! Confess! Confess! Confess