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12th August 2006

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Greetings fellow bloggers.

So here I am on the long distance night shift again.

Just thought I would share an experiences with you. On Thursday evening I popped to the local for a pint. There were some lads there having a few beers and sambuca chasers preparing for a night on the town in Margate. One of them recognised me as a local and invited me to join them in Margate. I'm a bit long in the tooth for that stuff now so I politely refused. A little later another "friend" of this guy came in and the lads started having a bit of friendly banter which then got a bit serious. The usual story. Insults started flying and threat to "do you over ya mug". The language was, as you might imagine, quite rich as well. I moved away, however, it became clear that this was handbags at dawn. Each one accusing the other of being "not 'ard enough". Eventually it petered out and the guys left.

What has this got to do with Monty Python, I hear you ask. Well...... it reminded me of scene 2 from "The Life of Brian" where a similar situation arises and a fight breaks out. The thing I love about the Pythons, is that they parodied just about everything in every day life. Its only in recent years that I have come to realise this. I wanted to share a video clip of this scene from "Life of..." but can't find it on YouTube or anywhere else. So here is a text snippet from the screenplay. The scene starts with a group of folk at the back of an audience listening to Jesus preach and strugglng to here what he says. No wonder so many people mis-interpret scripture LOL.

JESUS:  They shall be satisfied.  How blest are those whose hearts are pure.  
    They shall see God...
MANDY:  Speak up!
MAN:  Shh.
BRIAN:  Quiet, Mum.
JESUS:  How blest are those of gentle...
MANDY:  Well, I can't hear a thing.
JESUS:  ...spirit.  They shall have the earth for their possession.
MANDY:  Let's go t' the stoning.
JESUS:  How blest are those...
MR. BIG NOSE:  Shh.
JESUS:  ...who hunger and thirst...
BRIAN:  You can go to a stoning any time.
JESUS:  ...to see right...
MANDY:  Oh, come on, Brian.
JESUS:  ...prevail.
MR. BIG NOSE:  Will you be quiet?!
JESUS:  How blest are they who have suffered much...
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Don't pick your nose.
MR. BIG NOSE:  I wasn't picking my nose.  I was scratching.
MRS. BIG NOSE:  You was picking it, while you was talking to that lady.
MR. BIG NOSE:  I wasn't!
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Leave it alone.  Give it a rest.
MR. CHEEKY:  Do you mind?  I can't hear a word he's saying.
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Don't you 'do you mind' me.  I was talking to my husband.
MR. CHEEKY:  Well, go and talk to him somewhere else.  I can't hear a bloody
    thing.
MR. BIG NOSE:  Don't you swear at my wife.
MR. CHEEKY:  I was only asking her to shut up, so I can hear what he's
    saying, Big Nose.
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Don't you call my husband 'Big Nose'!
MR. CHEEKY:  Well, he has got a big nose.
GREGORY:  Could you be quiet, please?
JESUS:  They shall have the earth...
GREGORY:  What was that?
JESUS:  ...for their possession.  How blest are those...
MR. CHEEKY:  I don't know.  I was too busy talking to Big Nose.
JESUS:  ...who hunger and thirst to see...
MAN #1:  I think it was 'Blessed are the cheesemakers.'
JESUS:  ...right prevail.
MRS. GREGORY:  Ahh, what's so special about the cheesemakers?
GREGORY:  Well, obviously, this is not meant to be taken literally.  It
    refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
MR. CHEEKY:  See?  If you hadn't been going on, we'd have heard that, Big
    Nose.
JESUS:  How blest are those who...
MR. BIG NOSE:  Hey.  Say that once more; I'll smash your bloody face in.
MRS. GREGORY:  Ohh.
MR. CHEEKY:  Better keep listening.  Might be a bit about 'Blessed are the
    big noses.'
BRIAN:  Oh, lay off him.
MR. CHEEKY:  Oh, you're not so bad yourself, Conkface.  Where are you two
    from?  Nose City?
MR. BIG NOSE:  One more time, mate; I'll take you to the fuckin' cleaners!
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Language!
JESUS:  ...hunger and thirst to see...
MRS. BIG NOSE:  And don't pick your nose.
JESUS:  ...right prevail.
MR. BIG NOSE:  I wasn't going to pick my nose.  I was going to thump him!
MAN #2:  You hear that?  Blessed are the Greek.
GREGORY:  The Greek?
MAN #2:  Mmm.  Well, apparently, he's going to inherit the earth.
GREGORY:  Did anyone catch his name?
MRS. BIG NOSE:  You're not going to thump anybody.
MR. BIG NOSE:  I'll thump him if he calls me 'Big Nose' again.
MR. CHEEKY:  Oh, shut up, Big Nose.
MR. BIG NOSE:  Ah!  All right.  I warned you.  I really will slug you so
    hard--
MRS. BIG NOSE:  Oh, it's the meek!  Blessed are the meek!  Oh, that's nice,
    isn't it?  I'm glad they're getting something, 'cause they have a hell
    of a time.
MR. CHEEKY:  Listen.  I'm only telling the truth.  You have got a very big
    nose.
MR. BIG NOSE:  Hey.  Your nose is going to be three foot wide across your
    face by the time I've finished with you!
MAN #1 and MAN #2:  Shhh.
MR. CHEEKY:  Well, who hit yours, then?  Goliath's big brother?
MR. BIG NOSE:  Oh.  Right.  That's your last warning.
MRS. GREGORY:  Oh, do pipe down.
    [MR. BIG NOSE slugs MRS. GREGORY]
    Oh!
    [MR. BIG NOSE and GREGORY fight]
GREGORY:  Oh!
MRS. GREGORY:  Awa?
MR. BIG NOSE:  Silly bitch.  Get in the way on me?...
MRS. GREGORY:  Ow!...
MR. BIG NOSE:  Break it up-- oh.  Oh!
MANDY:  Oh, come on.  Let's go to the stoning.
 
Now..... In case you didn't get through all that. I thought I'd include some Python Video anyway.
 
Bearing in mind Greece are reigning European Football Champions, 
(yes yes... I know the world cup has only just finished and Euro is 2 years away) LOL
I enjoyed this clip of Philosophers "playing" football. 

Comments

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I LOVE John CLeese!

Saturday 12 August 2006 - 02:04AM (CDT)


Excellent, I love it when things my friends oput on their blogs make me laugh out loud, and Monty Python does it everytime! Thank you my Friend xx

Saturday 12 August 2006 - 08:22AM (BST)


Love Life of Brian - very irreverent, but very, very funny lmao - I am always looking on the Bright Side of Life lol

Saturday 12 August 2006 - 10:23AM (BST)


Wonderful1 I've never seen this one before Marty-great find!

Saturday 12 August 2006 - 03:48PM (BST)


"You must go to the tallest tree in the forest and cut it down wiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeth a herring."



Saturday 12 August 2006 - 08:40PM (EDT)

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