Monty Python

A Goddess Named Steve, A Real-Life Brian, and The Unutterable V-Word

In these times of Vatican sex abuse scandals and environmental degradation, sometimes it's important to stop and take a look at the lighter side of life.

Things like, say, Steve, the Indian Goddess.

The "Eternal Sunshine of Charlie Kaufman's Mind" Rave (Featuring My List of The Top 5 Comedies of All Time)

There are lots of good, even great, films out there, even a few amazing ones, but what's especially exciting, at least for a film buff like myself, is when you come across a completely original piece of filmmaking. Which is exactly what "Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind" is - completely original AND totally amazing. I just watched it again, for the first time in four years, and, like so many other great films, it blew me away even more on second viewing.

Game of The Century: The Soccer, Philosophy and Monty Python Rave

Hey all you fans of soccer, you should definitely check out this clip. It's one of my all-time favs and it features one of the most peculiar games, and one of the greatest goals, in soccer history.

Not a fan of soccer? Well, fans of philosophy have also been known to enjoy this too.

Like philosophy even less than you like soccer? Well, then, you'll be glad to hear that all fans of Monty Python also love this classic clip.

Game of The Century: The Soccer, Philosophy and Monty Python Rave

Hey all you fans of soccer, you should definitely check out this clip. It's one of my all-time favs and it features one of the most peculiar games, and one of the greatest goals, in soccer history.

Not a fan of soccer? Well, fans of philosophy have also been known to enjoy this too.

Like philosophy even less than you like soccer? Well, then, you'll be glad to hear that all fans of Monty Python also love this classic clip.

Top 5 Songs About Genitalia

5. "Tube Snake Boogie" by ZZ Top

4. "The Lemon Song" by Led Zeppelin/"Killing Floor" by Howlin' Wolf'/"Traveling Riverside Blues" by Robert Johnson

3. "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel

2. "Little Red Corvette" by Prince

1. "The Penis Song" by Monty Python

 

Oredakedo (Mike Cowie)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Touching The Untouchables #7: The Pope

Did you hear the latest one by that Pope guy? You must have heard how, earlier this week, he decided to once again demonstrate his prowess at pomposity with his latest message to the world. And as far as pathetically pompous pontifications go, this one was a definite keeper.

A Mind-Boggling Omission: Premiere Magazine's "50 Greatest Comedies" List Somehow Omits "Life of Brian"

Back in early-July I sent a letter to the editors of Premiere Magazine and they've just printed it in the issue that came out this week (October 2006 - the one with Cate Blanchett on the cover). However, they edited it down to almost nothing. I would've liked them to use the final three paragraphs, where I was actually saying something, but I guess they wouldn't want anything too critical - or even slightly political - to appear in print. It was worth a try anyway. Below you'll find a) My letter that I sent to them on July 7th, and b) What they actually printed.

The God Save The Queen Rant

You may have seen on the news 2 or 3 nights ago that the Queen was celebrating yet another 80th birthday and the British taxpayers were footing the bill for yet another elaborate celebration. That last one in April, it seems, was simply her "real birthday". This one, it turns out, was her "official birthday". Oh the joyous occasion.

Anyhow, as I was watching this on the news I kept waiting for someone to shout out, like that peasant to King Arthur in "Monty Python and The Holy Grail", "Who elected you anyway?" But, alas, no one ever asked the question.

The Bigus Dikus Rant: The Bush and Dick Show

Don't you ever get the feeling that George W. is a whole lot like Pontius Pilate in Monty Python's classic film "Life Of Brian" and he just can't figure out why everyone's laughing at him? You know, Pontius Pilate, he of the best friend Bigus Dikus.

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