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  • Facebook Demonetizes Satire Site Babylon Bee, Claims Monty Python Spoof ‘Incites Violence’

    10/20/2020 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    Facebook is demonetizing the Christian, political satire page “The Babylon Bee” after they published an article satirizing Sen. Mazie Hirono’s comments during the Amy Coney Barrett hearings in a fictional depiction. The Bee’s CEO Seth Dillon announced the demonetization on Tuesday in a tweet, claiming that the big tech company pulled down the article based on a “regurgitated joke from a Monty Python movie.” “So after a manual review, Facebook says they stand by their decision to pull down this article and demonetize our page. I’m not kidding,” he wrote. “They say this article ‘incites violence.’ It’s literally a regurgitated...
  • Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch

    10/15/2020 8:12:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 14, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—After two days of Amy Coney Barrett gracefully and stoically answering questions with perfect recall and no notes, suspicions grew on Capitol Hill that she might be a practitioner of the dark arts. "Oh, she's a witch alright, just look at her!" said Senator Hirono. "Just look at the way she's dressed and how she's so much prettier and smarter than us! She's in league with Beelzebub himself, I just know it! We must burn her!" Senator Hirono then pulled a live duck out of a massive burlap sack next to her and announced: "In addition to being a...
  • Drag queens to make historical debut — during Super Bowl LIV

    01/27/2020 7:58:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | 01 27 2020 | Liam Knox
    First, it was an unexpected appearance at President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings, and now it’s a barrier-breaking debut during one of the year’s most watched sporting events. Drag queens, for the first time, will appear in a Super Bowl advertisement. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Kim Chi and Miz Cracker will make history in a commercial for hummus brand Sabra during the football championship game Feb. 2, when the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers. In the teaser for the ad campaign, which the New York-based company posted on its YouTube channel last week, Miz Cracker clumsily attempts...
  • (and now for something completely different) Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

    01/22/2020 6:06:03 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | Jan 22, 2020
    LONDON (AP) — Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77. He had been suffering from dementia. Jones's agent says he died Tuesday evening. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” With Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, Jones formed Monty Python's Flying Circus, whose anarchic humor helped revolutionize British comedy. Jones appeared in the troupe's TV series and films including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “The Life of...
  • Monty Python's Terry Gilliam: 'I'm tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything'

    01/05/2020 8:20:02 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/4/2020 | staff
    Former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam has hit out at the #MeToo Movement, labelling it “a witch hunt”, saying he is “tired, as a white male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world”. The writer and director made comments during an interview where he also said he “better not be a man”. Talking to the Independent, Gilliam said: “Yeah, I said #MeToo is a witch hunt - I really feel there were a lot of people, decent people, or mildly irritating people, who were getting hammered. That’s wrong. I don’t like mob mentality.
  • I've Seen Schiff's Hearings before: Monty Python And the Wisdom of Crowds

    11/20/2019 6:09:12 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-20-19 | MOTUS
    I have never been a huge fan of Monty Python but I have grudgingly come to admire the timeless genius of silly sketches conceived nearly 50 years ago that still skewer modern culture as freshly as if they were written yesterday. Or perhaps that says more about modern culture…still subject to the wisdom of crowds after all these millennia. Either way, look at this week’s ongoing “impeachment investigation” and tell me that Monty Python and the Holy Grail didn’t capture its essence in this scene titled, appropriately enough, “Burn the Witch!” No further explanation seems necessary. VILLAGER #1: We have...
  • 17th century manor house that featured in Tess of the d’Urbervilles goes on the market [tr]

    11/15/2019 7:29:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2019 | Chantelle Edumds
    A historic 17th century manor house that featured in author Thomas Hardy's seminal novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles has gone on the market for £850,000. Woolbridge Manor, in East Stoke, near Wool, Dorset, dates back to the early 17th century and was once owned by the Turberville family. It is from here that Hardy got the idea for the title of his 1891 book, with the red brick and stone property given the fictitious name of Wellbridge House. In the novel, newlyweds Tess Durbeyfield and Angel Clare spend their ill-fated honeymoon in the manor.
  • Monty Python at 50: a half-century of silly walks, edible props and dead parrots

    10/04/2019 5:51:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 129 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 4, 2019 | Mark Lawson
    In a memo sent in 1969, the BBC head of comedy seems to have lost his sense of humour. “Please will you have a word with the writers?” said Michael Mills. “I haven’t reacted to the funny titles that have appeared on the scripts so far. I hoped that they would cease of their own accord.” The titles that irritated him included “Bunn Wackett Buzzard Stubble and Boot”, apparently a spoof legal firm, which came to be shortened to Bunwackett. The show, meanwhile, had the working title The Circus. Now, though, Mills had had enough: “The time has come when...
  • Terry Gilliam on diversity: 'I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian'

    07/05/2018 4:37:01 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 5, 2018 | The Guardian
    Gilliam was commenting on the row over diversity triggered by the BBC’s unveiling of its new comedy programming, announced in June, at which the BBC’s controller of comedy commissioning Shane Allen emphasised the corporation’s commitment to “the stories that haven’t been told and the voices we haven’t yet heard”
  • Three teens were involved in flinging cat into local lake (Police investigation)

    07/11/2018 11:50:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 81 replies
    KWTX.com ^ | 7/10/2018 | Alex Cano
    BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Investigators have identified three teenagers who were involved in flinging a cat into Lake Belton after a short video of the incident went viral on social media. The video, which first appeared on Snapchat, was posted on Twitter Monday night by a user who tagged both Belton police and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Belton police identified the three teens involved in the incident and then referred the case to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation, sheriff’s Maj. T.J. Cruz said Wednesday. “The case has been assigned to an investigator with the...
  • Why John Cleese is leaving the UK for Nevis

    07/11/2018 7:42:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | July 11, 2018 | Emily Maitlis
    John Cleese has said he is heading to the Caribbean - Nevis to be exact. The Monty Python star said it's down to a lack of trust in the newspapers; "it’s the lying and the triviality that I object to". And now for something completely different:John Cleese in Unpopular View
  • Communist Quiz Show (Monty Python classic to dishonor Marx on his birthday)

    05/05/2018 4:04:31 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 13, 2007 | Monty Python
    And the first question is for you, Karl Marx. The Hammers - The Hammers is the nickname of what English football team?
  • Terry Gilliam - The Christmas Card

    12/24/2017 8:32:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 21, 2011 | Uploaded by kareandrvlaminate
    Terry Gilliam - The Christmas Card
  • Stale Material: Funnyman Cleese Still Bashing Bush

    04/20/2009 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies · 1,353+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009
    ITHACA, NY--Nearly six months after the Presidential election, former Monty Python star John Cleese needs some new material.According to the Cornell Daily Sun, Cleese, in an appearance on campus, turned serious and launched into an attack on former President George W. Bush: Americans... are “much too respectful to the president,” said Cleese, who went on to say that George W. Bush would not be able to survive a single press conference in England. “It’s pathetic!” he exclaimed. “This is the most important country in the world ... It’s embarrassing because we want America to be great. There is emotion when...
  • Margaret Thatcher does the Dead EU Sketch (sorta)

    06/24/2016 6:35:16 PM PDT · by reed13k · 8 replies
    I was actually looking for some humor to lighten a Friday and stumbled upon this. I had never seen this and about busted a gasket given the vote yesterday. I couldn't imagine anything else that makes more sense to post then this in a most appropriate salute to the Brits vote yesterday!
  • Fawlty Towers star John Cleese backs Brexit - and suggested HANGING Jean-Claude Juncker

    06/14/2016 5:15:13 AM PDT · by orchestra · 22 replies
    Express U.K. ^ | 6/13/2016 | Vickiie Oliphant
    COMEDIAN John Cleese has publicly backed the Brexit campaign as he made his views on the European Union clear in series of tweets last night. The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star also suggested killing European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker would be the best way to reform the European bloc. A prominent Liberal Democrat supporter, Cleese added it was a "sad" situation and appeared to address his message to party grandee Lord Ashdown, who is campaigning for Remain. He tweeted: "If I thought there was any chance of major reform in the EU, I'd vote to stay in. But...
  • Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...

    05/13/2016 1:49:11 PM PDT · by fella · 65 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 4 May 2016 | Nathan Litchman
    Monty Python's John Cleese Says Our PC Culture Offends Him...
  • British Comedy

    02/25/2016 5:15:42 PM PST · by chasio649 · 274 replies
    me | 2/25/16 | Me
    I have watched many older British comedies..."Are You Being Served", "Good Neighbors", "Red Dwarf" and "Vicar of Dibley"...But is there something great i am missing? Let's talk about it....
  • Ted Cruz’s Campaign Organization Leads GOP Field in Iowa

    01/19/2016 12:23:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | January 19, 2016 | Shane Vander Hart
    The Iowa Caucuses are unique. In a recent piece I wrote last week for Breitbart News I explained what makes the First in the Nation Caucus state unique. The Iowa Caucuses, unlike a primary where you can vote all day, are party-organized meetings....
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

    09/25/2015 8:05:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Arthur and his knights begin an earnest - and all together silly - quest for the Holy Grail. In doing so, they will be challenged by vicious knights, vicious rabbits, and Frenchmen who speak in a ree-dik-eweloss ahccent! Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. Special Møøse effects by Fred Q. Llama.