Seriously, think about it. "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad?" Consider the following:
- Sanford, Son & Holy Ghost
- The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Ernest Goes to Mordor
- Lights! Camera! Ennui!
- The Two Wise Men and Some Schlub They Picked Up Hitchhiking
- Larry, Moe and Chomsky[*]
Try to picture your hammer coming down into the cotter and going right through, breaking off the end of the spindle in the process. It won't, but this fantasy may help you to use the strength of your arm fully. By the way, you don't need particularly strong arms to hammer out a cotter. Many civilized people have trouble releasing the full amount of energy in a hammer blow that they are physically capable of; to do it right calls for deadly accuracy and a certain amount of barbaric abandon.[*] Sample script:
Larry: Oh, a wise guy... whyioughtta...
Chomsky: It may prove illuminating to study the semiotics of the capital-content relationship in late hypercapitalist media, vis. CNN, Fox, etc., in light of Derrida's reappraisal of--
Moe: (slaps Chomsky, Larry) Nyuknyuknyuk!