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October 8th, 2019, 17:51
… And now for something completely different …

It turns out that this show turned 50 this month. Earlier this month. In fact, it's a month. A month is a really good time, eh ?

Now, a month isn't able to sleep like a parrot does. Parrots LOVE sleeping ! Everyone knows that. Especially people in a certain Ministry.

Now … Let's think of this month turning 50. It's quite a sophisticated assumption, isn't it ? I mean, stretching time so much that a mere month turns 50 …
I do love this spice of surrealism, indeed. It spices up space like the spice girls did spice up music.

Now, what would we call this month ? "Folks, I've just turned 50 !" Nah, too long.
Maybe "the buddy who turned 50" ? Nah, too long, either.
Well, what's about calling it "the parrot, that extrnded its sleep oh so slightly that everyone would be able to call it 'a month' " ? Well, that's just great !

Okay, now let's all just call this month this way !

… and now for something completely different …
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October 8th, 2019, 18:40
Now, what would we call this month
Norwegian Blue?

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October 8th, 2019, 21:39
A station in my area had a two day marathon last weekend to celebrate the milestone, I pvr'd a bunch and have been watching them on and off. I just re-watched the ones with the dead bishop on the landing and the Spam song during lunch. Oh, and the station that did this never cuts content, so yeah, well worth watching.
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October 9th, 2019, 02:51
I prefer the naughty bits.
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October 9th, 2019, 18:04
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
Norwegian Blue?
I think Finlandian Blue fits better.
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October 9th, 2019, 18:21
Heh-heh. Just recently I had a talk with my junior colleagues and recited a Monty Python joke (it was a silly comment about policemen who are transvestite, but not all of them are transvestite, Yours truly: Mrs.).

These young people just froze in horror with pale faces and asked me why am I so cruel.
I answered: I'm cruel because I'm your boss, but know this: this joke is not cruelty, this is something what we call "satire", which is a sophisticated form of the concept we call "humor".
Their reply was full of rage: this is not right, this is so wrong, what's wrong with me, why is the hatred, etc, etc, etc.
I was super amused. Heh heh.

Long hail Monty Python and their totally non-PC insanity!
Also, long hail our times when we could make jokes like this without enraging people.
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October 9th, 2019, 22:22
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I think Finlandian Blue fits better.
Not in Python land.

pibbur who has only seen Norwegian blue in the flag. And occasionally (he lives in the most rainy part of the country) the sky.

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October 9th, 2019, 22:47
Don't you know that Finland song ?
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October 9th, 2019, 23:35
Also good opportunity to mention one of the greatest game intros of all times.

The Game is "Biing!" an humorous adult hospital simulation, named after the machine with the Biing! from the Monty Python Sketch. It uses quite a bit of the nonesensical humor Monty Python is known for. And a great example for that is it's intro, which has (almost) nothing to do with the game. I was actually quite surprised that there is even an english version:

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October 10th, 2019, 00:24
Boom! The door slams open. In jump a cadre of cardinals.

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!", yells their leader, eyes bulging.

The scantily clad vestal virgins shriek then hastily cover themselves.

"Oh wait… wrong room. Sorry!"
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October 10th, 2019, 00:32
My immediate response to this video, is ALL YOUR HOSPITALS ARE BELONG TO US!!
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October 11th, 2019, 04:22
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Don't you know that Finland song ?
There was a song about Finland but I don't think it was in Flying Circus, was it?
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October 11th, 2019, 09:09
Norwegian Blue (or dead parrot) is probably my favorite sketch of all time. It's amazing how much comedy they can get out of such a simple conversation.
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October 11th, 2019, 09:13
Yub, I remember how I actually brought a VHS with that video to school after we had that sketch in english lessons.
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October 12th, 2019, 00:35
I liked the 'Dead Indian' one too.!! Mind you, I liked nearly all of the sketches!!!!
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October 12th, 2019, 02:30
Here's a bunch:
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P.S. I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so anyway….
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October 12th, 2019, 12:47
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
There was a song about Finland but I don't think it was in Flying Circus, was it?
I think so. Because I have it on an Monty Python music CD.

"Always look on the broght side of life" is also on music CD. Maybe that same one. Or another one. Or a different one. Or, maybe, THE PARROT STOLE IT 1111!!!111eleven !!!
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October 18th, 2019, 20:22
Nothing to do with Monty Python, but since a finnish colleague linked this Stig song, that guy is my main association to Finland.
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