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  • (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.
  • 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...