XBLIG: If there was one thing in high school that was peddled to me in abundance, it was the King Arthur legend. What extra significance that had for students of the American Midwest in the waning years of the twentieth century, as opposed to, say, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, or ‘Animal Farm’ (books I had to find and read on my own outside of class), is beyond me. The Powers That Be in public education (surely?) must have had a plan behind the curriculum, or perhaps fate could one day find me freeing a very nice sword from a very stubborn stone. Who can say?