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  • 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 Mřřse effects by Fred Q. Llama.
  • This Week’s Prize for Life Imitating Art

    06/05/2015 5:43:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-5-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s the deal: I promise to stop talking about Caitlyn when you stop talking about Caitlyn – deal?Until then, I would like to award this week’s prize for “Most Creative Use of a Monty Python Skit to illustrate a Current Controversy” to DaTechGuy for uncovering this gem in relation to the Bruce/Caitlin conversion: Reg: What’s the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can’t have babies?Frances: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.Reg: It’s symbolic of his struggle against reality. - Monty Python the Life of Brian 1979 So don’t forget to vote with your...
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that." ...
  • Czech silly walkers pay tribute to Monty Python

    01/18/2015 12:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Daily Naqtion ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | AFP
    Fans of the British comedy group Monty Python perform their skills during the International Silly Walk Day on January 7, 2015 in Brno, Czech Republic. Around 50 participants in costumes presented the Silly Walk, based on a sketch from the Monty Python troupe. PHOTO | MICHAL CIZEK | AFP BRNO, Czech Republic Nicole Schickova adjusts her unruly fake moustache, as crucial to her outfit as her bowler hat, and takes two comical giant steps, thrusting her leg up as far as it will go, before dragging her rear foot over. The 24-year-old's Austrian friend, also in moustache and hat, shuffles...
  • Zimbabwe: President Mugabe fires vice president (accuses her of being a witch)

    12/09/2014 3:54:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 12-9-14 | FARAI MUTSAKA
    Mugabe recently accused Mujuru of plotting to assassinate him and branded her a witch. The ministers of energy, education, public service and social welfare, presidential affairs, communication and postal services are among the other members of Cabinet who were fired.
  • Monty Python live (mostly), review: poignant and predictable, but tremendous fun

    07/20/2014 5:53:47 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 20 Jul 2014 | Ed Power
    Watching the livestream of Monty Python's last ever performance on GOLD, it was impossible not to experience a tingle of sadness. So this was it, the final performance by the most influential comedy troupe of all time. Forty-odd years since Monty Python's Flying Circus revolutionized television humour and unleashed a legion of surreal catchphrases John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin departed the stage at London's O2 Arena to the strains of their darkly hilarious (or is it hilariously dark?) anthem Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. Watching the swan-song was a 15,000 live...
  • 50-Foot Dead Parrot Drops Into London to Promote Monty Python Reunion

    07/16/2014 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 35 replies
    Adweek ^ | July 16, 2014 | David Griner
    What's a Monty Python reunion without a dead parrot? And why settle for a simple prop you can bang on the counter when you could have a monstrous, 50-foot-tall dead parrot? To promote the live broadcast of the comedy troupe's July 20 performance, UKTV's Gold channel and sculptor Iain Prendergast created a massive fiberglass dead parrot, which was suspended from a crane and laid talons-up in London's Potters Field this week.
  • Pythons leave them singing at London reunion show

    07/02/2014 4:08:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | PAUL HACKETT
    (Reuters) - An audience of 16,000 cheered for the dead parrot and the Spanish Inquisition, and sang along to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" in London's O2 arena on Tuesday for the premiere of what has been billed as Monty Python's last stand. For tickets that cost up to 95 pounds ($160), and were sold out in 44 seconds, Python fans saw Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam, all in their 70s, perform together for what they have said is probably the last time. The first of 10 nights of "Monty Python...
  • Mick Jagger: Monty Python 'are wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth'

    07/01/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/14 | Peter Wilkinson
    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger poked fun at the Monty Python stars on Monday ahead of the comedy troupe's reunion concerts this week as "a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money." Appearing in a video shown at the Monty Python Live (mostly) news conference at a central London theater, Jagger is asked by his assistant if he wants tickets for the shows. The singer, who is watching the World Cup football on TV with bandmate Charlie Watts, replies: "Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the 60s."...