Monty Python

Sunday Morning Bobblehead Thread

Always Look On The Bright Side of Life - Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Happy Easter and Passover! I present you my very favorite Monty Python song, which seems apropos, not only for this holiday, but for the time we're in. It's very easy to...

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'monty Python' Star Terry Gilliam Clarifies His 'i’m Tired Of Being, As A White Male, Blamed For...

Terry Gilliam is never afraid to speak his mind — even when it may not be the popular opinion.Read more...

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Monty Python Actors Come Under Attack By A Bbc Head, And They Righteously Return Fire

One of the primary targets of social justice advocates is comedy. Political correctness has made telling jokes to be a risky affair, and things we used to laugh about have now become something along the lines of a sacred cow. Making fun of something...
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Anthrax Scare At Hollywood Hills Home Owned By Monty Python's Eric Idle

An employee of comedian Eric Idle called 911 after opening a letter containing a suspicious white powder ... triggering a heavy police and fire response to Idle's Hollywood Hills home. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the employee discovered...

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Rockland County New York Quarantine Makes British Medical Journal

Our John Stone works tirelessly to keep a voice of reason in the BMJ rapid responses.  This week, he was able to comment on the Rockland County Quarantine of healthy children during a measles outbreak. The Monty Python troupe could not have created...

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Friday Links

March 22nd is William Shatner’s birthday: Here he is in 1978 “singing” Rocket Man, plus a Star Trek/Monty Python mashup. Related: a 1968 memo to...

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Watch Fat White Family's New Monty Python-inspired Video Ft Baxter Dury

Róisín Murphy directed the video for "Tastes Good With The Money" which if from Fat White Family's first album for Domino. Continue reading…
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Batman, Captain America And Monty Python Apparently Worked For The Us Government Last Year -...

With great intern power comes great responsibility.

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Who’s Afraid Of Taxing The Rich?, By Scott Sumner

There’s a Monty Python routine where a chartered accountant decides that he wants to be a lion tamer—until he discovers what that would actual entail. I’m reminded of it every time I hear politicians talk about taxing the rich. In...

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Dutch Pm Drives Twitter Crazy Comparing May To Monty Python’s Limbless Knight

Amid the contentious Brexit talks, the UK prime minister who had stepped out to negotiate the terms of the divorce agreement with the EU has seen all kinds of criticism and insults sent her way. After the nebulous uproar, triggered by Jean-Claude...
Related topics: Social Media, United Kingdom

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"like Monty Python": Israel Says Hamas "accidentally" Launched Rockets At Tel...

Via AlMasdarNews.com, The launch of two rockets from the Gaza Strip prompted Israel to launch a massive airstrike in retaliation Thursday evening. The Israel Defense Forces seem to agree with the assessment, while the Palestinian Authority in the...
Related topics: Israel, Hamas, Tel,aviv, Gaza Strip, Palestine

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The Supreme Court Confronts A Prosecutor Who Didn’t Know How To Quit Being Racist

If a man’s life weren’t at stake in Flowers v. Mississippi, the facts of this case would read like a Monty Python sketch. District Attorney Doug Evans prosecuted Curtis Flowers six times for allegedly murdering four people at a...

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Steal From Your Heroes: John Cleese On Big Think Edge

John Cleese teaches a video lesson for Big Think Edge called "Make Your Mark with Humor".The Monty Python alumni and comedy legend has some unexpected advice to get your creativity out of your mind and onto the page. Subscribe to Big Think Edge...
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Apple’s ‘time Bandits’ Series Will Be Co-written And Directed By Taika Waititi

Last summer we learned that Apple was working on a series adaptation of the 1981 time traveling fantasy Time Bandits. The movie hails from Monty Python troupe member Terry Gilliam, and now it’s being handed off to a worthy successor. Thor:...

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The Week In Pictures: Hating Hate Edition

(Steven Hayward) Watching Nancy Pelosi’s clown show caucus try to formulate how many ways they could hate hate in one resolution reminded me of the Monty Python scene in Life of Brian where Terry Jones’s character wants to join up with...
Related topics: Nancy Pelosi, Caucuses

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‘monty Python’s Life Of Brian’ Re-release Planned For 40th Anniversary

It’s time to once again look on the bright side of life. Monty Python’s Life of Brian is headed back to theaters to mark its 40th anniversary (if you saw it in theaters during its original theatrical run, congrats, you’re old!)....
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How Monty Python’s Mix Of Postmodern Absurdity And Political Satire Influenced Shows Like ‘rick...

Jared Bauer of Wisecrack takes a deep dive into the iconic Monty Python comedy troupe and how their particular mix of postmodern meta-narratives, absurdity and political satire that challenged English history and its imperialism in a rather obvious...

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Monty Python Legend Eric Idle Mocks Trump's Border Wall With An Idea From ‘holy Grail’

Here's a border solution maybe everyone can live with.

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American Apartheid: Resurrecting Communism's South African Playbook In The Land Of The Free

Via Wilder, Wealthy, and Wise blog, “Yes, wherever bicycles are broken, or menaced by International Communism, Bicycle Repair Man is ready! Ready to smash the communists, wipe them up, and shove them off the face of the earth.” – Monty...
Related topics: African-American, Apartheid

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Bonus Quote Of The Day

“I feel like there’s a Monty Python and the Holy Grail moment here. People pretend they’re winning when they’re having their arms and legs hacked off.” — Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), quoted by The Hill, on his party’s...

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