In picking Paul Ryan, Romney, as the grail Knight said to Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, "chose wisely."
The grail in this story is the guitar that Gus kept on top of his piano, too high for Keith to reach.
All night Perceval thinks of the lance and of the grail, and in the morning, on waking, finds neither man nor woman.
In these modern days he rides abroad, seeking the Graft instead of the grail.
He turns and asks who raised the bridge, what the grail is, and why the spear bleeds, but no one answers.
It complimentarily introduces a hint or two of Wagner's grail motif.
Brons, thy father, dwells in these isles of Ireland, and with him is the grail.
The grail vision had, then, taught the "guileless one" nothing.
He overthrew a grail knight, and took his horse, his own having been wounded in the combat.
Is the grail, too, then turned into a mocking spirit to the unhappy Amfortas?
c.1300, "the Holy Grail," from Old French graal "Holy Grail, cup," earlier "large shallow dish," from Medieval Latin gradalis "a flat dish or shallow vessel," perhaps ultimately from Latin crater "bowl," from Greek krater "bowl, especially for mixing wine with water."
Holy Grail is anglicized from Middle English Sangreal (Saint graal), grafted awkwardly onto the Celtic Arthurian legends 12c. by Church scribes probably in place of some pagan otherworldly object. It was said to be the cup into which Joseph of Arimathea received the last drops of blood of Christ (according to the writers who picked up the thread of Chrétien de Troyes' "Perceval") or the dish from which Christ ate the Last Supper (Robert de Boron), and ultimately was identified as both (e.g. "þe dische wiþ þe blode," 14c.).