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  • Fat Man Explodes

    08/05/2023 5:40:31 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    Meaning of Life - Gluttony! This skit still cracks me up after 20 years.
  • Musical Interlude topic for July 2023

    07/01/2023 11:31:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | May 28, 2023 | Aurelien Froissart et al
    [Ugne Liepa Zuklyte]'s request turned into the best duet I ever had 🤯🤯 #piano #violin #vivaldi #vivaldisummer #vivaldifourseasons #quattrostagioni #fourseasons #publicpiano #classicaltok #classicalmusic (Vivaldi) This video broke Tiktok (+20 M views in 2 days) | 3:03Aurelien Froissart - piano | 412K subscribers | 3,794,467 views | May 28, 2023
  • Musical Interlude topic for June 2023 [the summer she's comin' on strong]

    06/05/2023 3:32:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | September 12, 2015 etcetera | Incredible String Band et al
    Spirit I Got A Line On You 1984 Original Video | 4:13Dell Techman | 1.54K subscribers | 1,062,604 views | April 30, 2014
  • Blasphemy Then and Now

    06/08/2023 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | 6.8.23 | Carl R. Trueman
    Blasphemy Then and NowWhen I was growing up in England in the seventies and eighties, Monty Python infused my childhood and youth. The TV series decisively shaped my sense of humor. At age fourteen, I attended a talk by Monty Python creator Terry Jones on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. His display of wit, broad learning, and love of engaging big ideas left me with a lasting desire to teach and to write. And Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life was the only movie I ever sneaked in to see while underage. Python defined a certain generation of English schoolboys, of which...
  • Unique 'bawdy bard' act discovered, revealing 15th-century roots of British comedy

    06/03/2023 9:51:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | May 30, 2023 | University of Cambridge
    An unprecedented record of medieval live comedy performance has been identified in a 15th-century manuscript. Raucous texts—mocking kings, priests and peasants; encouraging audiences to get drunk; and shocking them with slapstick—shed new light on Britain's famous sense of humor and the role played by minstrels in medieval society.The texts contain the earliest recorded use of "red herring" in English, extremely rare forms of medieval literature, as well as a killer rabbit worthy of Monty Python. The discovery changes the way we should think about English comic culture between Chaucer and Shakespeare.Throughout the Middle Ages, minstrels traveled between fairs, taverns and...
  • No Laughing Matter: ‘Life of Brian’ is the Latest Battleground for the Future of Comedy

    06/02/2023 6:06:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies ^ | June 2, 2023 | Jonathan Turley
    It sounds like the ultimate Monty Python scene: A bunch of humorless functionaries review a hilarious script to remove every line that might offend someone. The result is a virtual haiku of disconnected observations without a punchline. That would make for a funny premise if it were not actually happening to comedy legend John Cleese. With a much-anticipated stage remake of the film classic, Life of Brian, Cleese said he found himself under siege by several actors to drop offensive material from the movie. It is a scene being replayed across movie, television and comedy show venues. We are becoming...
  • John Cleese urged to scrap Life of Brian joke about man having a baby

    05/20/2023 12:06:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies ^ | May 19, 2023 | Craig Simpson
    Actors warned John Cleese that his Life of Brian stage show should not include a scene about a man wanting to be a woman and have a baby, the comedian has said. The Monty Python star is working on a stage production of the troupe’s 1979 comedy film, The Life of Brian, which parodies the Messianic message of the New Testament. In the film version, a character named Stan explains that he wants to be a woman called Loretta and “have babies”, before being told by Cleese’s character Reg that this was impossible. This exchange reportedly met with opposition from...
  • Officer's job under review, homicide squad called in, as police pledge robust review into elderly taser incident

    05/18/2023 8:55:48 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 5/19/2023 | Sean Tarek Goodwin, Maryanne Taouk
    The police officer involved in a critical incident where a 95-year-old woman was tasered is still on the job, despite having his duties under review. Great-grandmother Clare Nowland is in a critical condition at Cooma Base Hospital after the incident at the Yallambee Lodge, where she fell and hit her head after being tasered by police. The senior constable with 12 years of experience was with his partner when they were called to the aged care home in Cooma after reports of a patient with a knife. NSW Deputy Police Commissioner Peter Cotter said the elderly woman was armed with...
  • Monty Python - "Loretta"

    05/08/2023 9:22:45 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 8 replies
    Monty Python ^ | 1979 | Monty Python
    The Loretta skit from Monty Python and the Life of Brian
  • Trans Day of Vengeance reenacted by Monty Python

    04/02/2023 2:26:08 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 13 replies
    Monty Python ^ | 11/14/22 | Monty Python
    It's humor. Don't get your panties in a bunch like a lot of freepers. Don't be a karen and have a laugh. Follow the link:
  • ChatGPT take(s the) Monty Python Challenge: how well do statements with little context work?

    04/01/2023 7:42:43 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 7, 2023 | Grandpa Technology - aka Dale Ross
    See how well ChatGPT handled the remainder of the Monty Python Challenge
  • Has the composer of Jerusalem been 'cancelled' for his century-old views on race? Rooms honouring Sir Hubert Parry at the elite Royal College of Music 'will be renamed to avoid offending today's students'

    01/01/2023 4:19:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2022 | Chris Hastings
    The composer of Jerusalem has been effectively ‘cancelled’ by the Royal College of Music (RCM) because his views on race a century ago are unacceptably offensive to today’s woke students, The Mail on Sunday understands. Sir Hubert Parry is celebrated for his music to the words of the poet William Blake, and is a favourite of King Charles. Three rooms at the elite college of which he was a director for almost a quarter of a century have long borne his name.
  • England versus the USA at the World Cup is a tale of humiliation, comedy errors and goalkeeper clangers... from the Three Lions' shock defeat in 1950 to Rob Green's howler in 2010

    11/25/2022 4:04:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2022 | Matt Barlow
    Cross England with the USA and the World Cup and you end up with an embarrassing blend of ritual humiliation, comical errors and goalkeeping last rites. Start in 1950, and perhaps the most notorious defeat in Belo Horizonte, when the FA’s approach was so casual they sent Stanley Matthews via a goodwill tour of Canada and allowed Jack Aston and Henry Cockburn to tour the USA with Manchester United on the way.
  • 'You don't frighten us, FBI pig dogs!' Monty Python footage of FBI raid on Castle Mar-a-Lago funniest d*mn thing you'll see today (watch)

    08/24/2022 5:09:09 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 23 replies ^ | 8/23/2022 | Sam Janney
    We’d like to think this is how it went down for the FBI at Mar-a-Lago. Heh. If you’re a Monty Python fan you will appreciate this even if you’re not a Trump supporter. Ok, that’s probably not true, since most people who hate Trump have a perpetual stick wedged up their backside and find little humor in much but this is freakin’ funny. Unless you’re not a Python fan and then this won’t make much sense to you … note, if you’re not a Python fan you need to fix that, ASAP. Watch. BREAKING : Footage Of FBI Raid On...
  • Britain's new rule for strip-searching female suspects beggars belief

    04/16/2022 1:19:28 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    In December, entirely without fanfare, Britain's National Police Chief's Council issued new guidelines for strip-searching female suspects: men can do it. The only requirement for the men is that they have "transitioned" to "be" women. We know about this new rule only because Cathy Larkman, a retired police superintendent, ferreted out the information. It is another step in the complete breakdown of civilization in the English-speaking world (because we're heading that way as well, here, in America).
  • CULTUREMonty Python Legend Cancelled By Old Vic Theater For Recommending Chapelle Special

    12/16/2021 7:14:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | 16 December, 2021 | Steve Watson
    Director slams woke mob as “a small group of closed-minded, humour-averse ideologues” irector and Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam has found himself the latest victim of cancel culture as the Old Vic Theater in London dropped plans for a production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods after Gilliam merely suggested on social media that people should watch Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special. Essentially Gilliam was canceled by the Old Vic for engaging in wrong think. Not one to keep his opinion to himself, Gilliam blasted the move as the theater caving to a minute mob of woke complainers. Gilliam...
  • John Cleese takes stand on cancel culture, blacklists himself over Hitler controversy

    11/15/2021 7:39:27 AM PST · by Rio · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/11/2021 | Tyler McCarthy
    John Cleese decided to cancel himself and call off a planned appearance at Cambridge University after a fellow attendee was "blacklisted" for doing an impersonation of Adolf Hitler. Taking to Twitter ahead of his planned appearance, Cleese, who is a Cambridge alumnus, noted that he was getting ahead of being "blacklisted" by calling off his appearance after art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon was blacklisted by Cambridge Union President Keir Bradwell for doing a mocking rant as Hitler to make a point in a debate about whether or not "good taste" exists. "I was looking forward to talking to students at the...
  • Border Patrol Loses Horse Privileges, Must Now Bang Two Empty Halves Of Coconuts Together

    09/24/2021 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 21, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    DEL RIO, TX—After horrific images surfaced showing horseback Border Patrol agents patrolling the border while on horseback, President Biden’s Secretary of Horses has temporarily revoked their privilege of doing their job while riding horses. “Until the agents learn to behave in a manner that doesn't call attention to one of Biden’s many disasters, they cannot ride any horses, and must instead use these.” He then held up two empty coconut halves, demonstrating how they sound like horse hooves when banged together. A journalist from CNN asked if the sound was coming from a real horse. Border agent Bob Arthur expressed...
  • Humor Break: Monty Python's "Milkman" sketch

    07/17/2021 7:36:06 PM PDT · by ex91B10 · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | Monty Python
    Just a 2 minute break for a good laugh.
  • John Cleese rolls Hank Azaria hard with mock Monty Python ‘apology’

    04/20/2021 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16/4/21 | Lia Eustachewich
    Monty Python legend John Cleese trolled Hank Azaria over his publicly announced regret for voicing “The Simpsons” character Apu — penning his own tongue-in-cheek “apology.” “Not wishing to be left behind by Hank Azaria, I would like to apologise on behalf on Monty Python for all the many sketches we did making fun of white English people,” Cleese tweeted earlier this week. “We’re sorry for any distress we may have caused.” The 81-year-old comedy king’s post came the same day Azaria apologized for his stereotypical portrayal of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon — the fictitious Indian American owner of Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart. “Part of...