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sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 20 2006,18:23   

hey all python fans...

pbs is doing a new special this week and bringing python episodes back (again).

http://www.pbs.org/montypython/

cheers

oh, btw, "There is absolutely no cannibalism in the British Navy. And when I say there is no cannibalism, I mean there is a certain amount."

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 20 2006,21:18   

Sir T

“Your highness, when I said that you are like a stream of bat's piss, I only mean that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark”

BTW, my claim to fame is that I met Eric Idle's mother... more than once!

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 20 2006,21:27   

ah, yes, one of my very favorite bits.

http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/8889/poetry/mp-wilde.htm

very very witty.

Idle's mum you say?

any tales of the encounter beyond just the aquaintance?

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 20 2006,23:56   

Eric's mum was known to all in my home village as Nurse Idle, she was the local district nurse, and regularly checked us schoolkids out for nits (that's head lice eggs). The family lived in the next village but I never met Eric; I think he was sent to a private school. His mum was very proud of him and most of her conversational ploys started with "my son, Eric... "

  
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,02:40   

I am listening to the "Argument" mp3 now (dug out of my archives).

Cheese emporium... hehehe...

  
Russell



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,02:49   

There's a natural affinity between Monty Python fans and avid ID watchers: connoisseurs of absurdity.

There are so many Pythonesque moments in the annals of ID. How many times, after an IDist argument has been disarmed, defeated, humiliated, destroyed, dismembered, and generally made the object of slapstick fun, have we witnessed the IDer, a la the Black Knight at the bridge, come back with "it's barely a scratch! C'mon! what are you afraid of?"

By the way, was Nurse Idle funny?

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Must... not... scratch... mosquito bite.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,03:55   

Yeah. If you bust out laughing when some nitwit says at Uncommon Descent, "I'm amazed that our critics never tackle the substance of our arguments.", then you'll laugh at Python.

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How many times, after an IDist argument has been disarmed, defeated, humiliated, destroyed, dismembered, and generally made the object of slapstick fun, have we witnessed the IDer, a la the Black Knight at the bridge, come back with "it's barely a scratch! C'mon! what are you afraid of?"


Martin Brazeau: I just chopped your head off.
Ghost of Paley: No you didn't.
Brazeau: What's that there?
Ghost of Paley: Tis but a flesh wound!

   
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,03:57   

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By the way, was Nurse Idle funny?


Pretty scary, as I recall. But, then, I was only a kid.

  
Julie Stahlhut



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,05:51   

I've got most of MPFC on videotape.  Someday, will spring for the whole set on DVD.

And now:  The Fish-Slapping Dance!

  
sir_toejam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,11:53   

Whenever I think of ID, the argument sketch always comes to mind, especially when debating Blast from the Past:

http://www.mindspring.com/~mfpatton/sketch.htm

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M:  I came here for a good argument.
A:   No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
M:  An argument isn't just contradiction.
A:   It can be.
M:  No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
A:   No it isn't.
M:  Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
A:   Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
M:  Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
A:   Yes it is!
M:   No it isn't!

  
Renier



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 21 2006,19:45   

Sir_ToeJam, that's the argument.mp3 I was listening too. It is awesome! I have a whole bunch of Python MP3's here, that I found on a server at work...

First Python I ever saw was "Meaning of life". I got it the moment it got "unbanned" in my country.

IDiots also remind me of the "dead parrot" bit.
It's DEAD!  
No, it's just resting...
Flat on it's back?
That's what parrots do!

LOL

  
MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 23 2006,09:43   

Quote (Alan Fox @ Feb. 21 2006,03:18)
BTW, my claim to fame is that I met Eric Idle's mother... more than once!

Just as a bit of one-upmanship, I went to the wedding of one of the python's  :D

And he believes in evolution.

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
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