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Monty Python Threatens Lawsuit Against Rep. Chris Christie
Comedy Central ^ | November 2, 2009 | Dennis DiClaudio

Posted on 11/02/2009 1:01:59 PM PST by re_tail20

Say what you want about Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie, but he knows a little something about the good people of New Jersey. In Texas, they may like candidates who strongly defend the right to bear arms. And in Wisconsin, a fine knowledge of dairy issues might secure you votes. But in New Jersey, it's all about referencing vintage British comedy.

Why else would Christie's campaign have produced a spot lifting old Monty Python footage wholesale while attacking Senator Corzine's alleged plans to hike tolls? It's all about giving the people what they want. And in a rough and tumble state like Jersey, you can't be sweating the small stuff like copyright laws either. That's why Christie apparently posted the spot with no authority from the Pythons. Because, y'know, that's what the kids are doing.

(Excerpt) Read more at indecisionforever.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christie; copyrightlaw; montypython; napl; spanishinquisition

1 posted on 11/02/2009 1:01:59 PM PST by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

The ad’s a hoot. No wonder they’re mad and Christie waited until now to play it.


2 posted on 11/02/2009 1:07:09 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: re_tail20; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Why else would Christie's campaign have produced a spot lifting old Monty Python footage wholesale while attacking Senator Corzine's alleged plans to hike tolls? It's all about giving the people what they want. And in a rough and tumble state like Jersey, you can't be sweating the small stuff like copyright laws either.

Well he didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition over it.

3 posted on 11/02/2009 1:09:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: re_tail20

Oh, what sad times are there when passing ruffians can say “Ni!” at will to old ladies! There is a pestilence in this land! Nothing is sacred!

Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress at this period in history!


4 posted on 11/02/2009 1:10:00 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: re_tail20

Yeah, like comedians never steal jokes from each other.

Copyright? What copyright?


5 posted on 11/02/2009 1:13:01 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: re_tail20
In NJ, I would expect "The Bishop"


6 posted on 11/02/2009 1:14:07 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: re_tail20
Well maybe come Wednesday morning, when they speak of Corzine's campaign they can say that...

It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he would be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-GOVERNOR!

7 posted on 11/02/2009 1:14:13 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: kaehurowing

LOL!


8 posted on 11/02/2009 1:14:39 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: kaehurowing

Wow!! I am afraid to fart or take a dump in NJ in fear of breaking some new law or infringing on a copyright!


9 posted on 11/02/2009 1:16:21 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: re_tail20
The Characters and incidents portrayed and the names used are fictitious and any similarity to the names, characters, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional.

Signed RICHARD M. NIXON

10 posted on 11/02/2009 1:17:05 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: HarleyD

Which skit? What was lifted? I don’t see a link to it or any description.


11 posted on 11/02/2009 1:18:24 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist
Click here at Huffpost skit
12 posted on 11/02/2009 1:22:48 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: a fool in paradise
Spanish Inqisition

No one can escape the Spanish Inquisition!

13 posted on 11/02/2009 1:25:23 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: a fool in paradise
Well he didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition over it.

"No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!"


14 posted on 11/02/2009 1:26:31 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
This.... is an EX-GOVERNOR

EeS not dead . Ees just pining for the frauds ( ACORN that was)

15 posted on 11/02/2009 1:27:08 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: re_tail20

Interesting that the guy in the sketch is none other than Michael Palin.

Probably just a coincidence


16 posted on 11/02/2009 1:29:07 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: HarleyD

Clever commercial. No doubt Palin or Cleese were watching New Jersey TV and found the ad! Clearly no one from the Corzine left would have contacted a Python rep to start some sort of pointless attack piece on HuffPo!


17 posted on 11/02/2009 1:29:30 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: HarleyD

Clever commercial. No doubt Palin or Cleese were watching New Jersey TV and found the ad! Clearly no one from the Corzine left would have contacted a Python rep to start some sort of pointless attack piece on HuffPo!


18 posted on 11/02/2009 1:29:38 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: re_tail20

Remember governor, “Always look on the bright side of defeat!”


19 posted on 11/02/2009 1:30:30 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: re_tail20

20 posted on 11/02/2009 1:38:13 PM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: re_tail20

“Let’s not bicker and argue over who taxed who....”


21 posted on 11/02/2009 1:42:28 PM PST by paddles
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To: re_tail20

“To justify the use as fair, one must demonstrate how it either advances knowledge or the progress of the arts through the addition of something new. A key consideration is the extent to which the use is interpreted as transformative, as opposed to merely derivative.”

“The third factor assesses the quantity or percentage of the original copyrighted work that has been imported into the new work. In general, the less that is used in relation to the whole, e.g., a few sentences of a text for a book review, the more likely that the sample will be considered fair use.”

Two very good reasons why the lefties are yet again WRONG. This is most certainly within the fair useage definitions. Let them sue let them sue let them sue


22 posted on 11/02/2009 1:47:22 PM PST by the long march
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Corazine: "I'm not dead!"


23 posted on 11/02/2009 2:11:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: HarleyD

That is a great ad! Thanks for the link.


24 posted on 11/02/2009 2:28:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: re_tail20
GREAT!


25 posted on 11/02/2009 2:29:41 PM PST by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: re_tail20

Will they sue Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore for using his name.

26 posted on 11/02/2009 2:34:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: re_tail20
"Now what will that a****** think of next!?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWg-mozGsU

27 posted on 11/02/2009 5:21:57 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dfwgator

Dennis Moore is not in this script. < /python >


28 posted on 11/03/2009 8:45:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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