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Daft dogs…and daft owners

Published July 23, 2013 by Jill London

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And here’s Lucy!

Her daft owners put the scarf on her but the sock in her mouth is all her own doing

(gun dogs like the feel of something in their mouths apparently –

which explains why she loves meal times so much I guess!).

She may be a little grey around the chops but she thinks she’s still a puppy.

Which reminds me of one of my favourite quotations from GB Shaw;

“We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing”

 

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Monty Python’s Argument Sketch

Published April 10, 2013 by Jill London

This is definitely a Marmite thing (you either love it or you hate it, for those unfamiliar). I adore Monty Python but I know for some others it’s a real fingernails-down-the-blackboard experience. This is one of my favourite sketches, which I thought I’d share today after noticing a python theme going on with two of my fellow bloggers, namely; The Other Watson at http://wantoncreation.wordpress.com/ and The Stressed Out Student at http://stressingoutcollege.wordpress.com/about-stressed-out-student/ so my thanks, and your appreciation (or ire) is due to them 😉

For me this clip is one of the best examples of Pythonesque humour; Palin and Cleese’s timing is impeccable, they don’t miss a beat, despite the fact that the script must have been a nightmare to memorize and is far more complex than a cursory glance might suggest. The sketch is just over 6 minutes long, and the dialogue runs at the speed of the average game of ‘yes/no’ which most of us can’t keep up for more than a few seconds, making it the verbal equivalent of a championship tennis rally.

Group shot of the Monty Python crew in 1969

Group shot of the Monty Python crew in 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cleese: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position!

Palin : Yes, but it isn’t just saying ‘no it isn’t’.

Cleese: Yes it is!

Palin: No it isn’t! ( pauses for double-take)

Also, because you’ve been very good and because I’m in a good mood, I’m including a link to ’20 of the best Monty Python sketches’ which is featured in Paste Magazine http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/07/the-20-best-monty-pythons-flying-circus-sketches.html

Bon appétit!

 

An adult human foot is about 28 centimetres long.

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