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Diane [userpic]
End Of Pythonism
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at September 17th, 2007 (04:23 pm)
busy

Feeling: busy

Hello everyone. I just wanted to give a head's up that in a few days, I'll be closing down this community. The reason for this is mainly because, it's reason for creation no longer exists. By that, I mean that this community was created because things were going south at the MontyPython community. However, that community has completely revived itself and has become a really, really great place once more - so there is no longer a need for this place. The other reason is that, let's face it - this community never really took off.

So thanks for sticking with us. Glad to have you guys along for the ride - sorry that it wasn't better!

Now go over to the MontyPython community (if you haven't already), because they rock. :)

~ Diane

Hello there
by sharan! (hala_starr)
at November 26th, 2006 (04:31 pm)
cold

Feeling: cold
Listening To: moondance - van morrison

Why hello there. I just joined (& this comm looks sorta dead), so why not try and liven it up again by making an intro?
Oh yeah, my name is Sharan :)


1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?
Hmm..that's a hard question. I happen to be in love with so many Python sketches...but if I could be in one? Haha probably the marriage guidance counselour, just so that I could make out with Eric.

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?
Oh wow, you're asking me about titles? I know absolutely nowt about titles and whenever forced to come up with one, they sound so cheesy and stupid. Let's just call it Christmastime with Python? Wow that is so dumb.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)
Well, I think I really associate with all of them [except maybe Gilliam other than the American factor]. But mostly maybe Mikey. I'm such a nice person [coming from a million people I know] and I never tend to get mad, or show my anger towards anyone.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?
No, I'm pretty sure I'd try my bestest to keep it forever! Right now my most valued item is the Pythons Autobiography signed by all of them that I bought on eBay. haha. I love that book so much and to know that they've signed it makes it even more special. I don't think I'd even sell it for 5 million bucks.

5. In what way has Python changed your life?
No way at all. Just kidding. They've really made me a lot happier and funner [that has to be a word]. Way back then when I knew nowt about Python, I thought the funniest thing ever was SNL [it's funny, but Python pwns snl]. I used to watch it all the time and think that that was the life. hah. But Python has seriously made me see the world in a different way; now I always look on the bright side, and mutter a couple of liners from their sketches. And whenever I'm sad, I always watch Python and no matter what, they put a smile on my face. But they've made me hate British accents. Seriously, I hate British accents cuz of Python. Hah. 

Well. I wrote a lot. Anywho, there's me!

Melanie [userpic]
by Melanie (meltel)
at November 7th, 2006 (03:43 pm)
complacent

Feeling: complacent
Listening To: Watching Ellen

This past May I went to NYC and Saw spamalot!



It was fun and I even got to be a French night!




It was great, I hope every Python Fan gets to see it!

I saw it again when it came to Toronto and lo and behold, Eric Idle was there! I was so happy, I cried!

Erica [userpic]
by Erica (pootpootsquee)
at January 30th, 2006 (06:43 pm)

Well, I've just joined the community and I figured what better way to have a little intro into this cozy little mess of Monty yton than to follow the trend with this little quiz? Well, onwards brave knights


1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?

Well, this is hardly fair to ask someone. There are far too many. Thinking on it though, probably nudge nudge. Nice chance to sit next to Eric. I'd probably get kicked off though, because rather than acting confused, I'd be replying with my own perverted and personal comments :P

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?

Not sure about the plot or title, but they would have to be in drag.
Definitally be in drag.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)

This is another tough one. But, probably Idle. I share a lot of his perverted sense of humor, and I just connect on a lot of other points. Especially after reaidng hsi Greedy Bastard Diary.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?

Keep it, for sure. Keep. Someone else previously said it. Sentimental value is more than monetary value. :]

5. In what way has Python changed your life?

HUmor, definitally. Comedy has become more of a coping mechanism, which is perfectly fine. It's a good output. But at the same time, though their movies, and sketches, and whatever else are very silly, there are always hidden meanings. I've picked up a lot on those, and they have altered, positively I believe, my way of thinking.

It's real good stuff =)


And with that...Well, hello =)

Laurabee the Knitted Ninja [userpic]
A survey of sorts
by Laurabee the Knitted Ninja (la_la_laurabee)
at November 28th, 2005 (09:24 am)
mellow

Feeling: mellow
Listening To: Turn Up Your Stereo - Eskimo Joe

Been part of this comm for awhile and I can't resist a Python Q&A, so I thought I intro-allow myself with doing this survey!
1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?
Oh wow, I'm spoiled for choice and I'll probably think of something else when I finish this.
I have always wanted to play Michael's "best gal" to his lumberjack, for the simple reason I love that song so much. I always enjoy it when she starts brawling her eyes out and screams "OH Bevis!! And I thought you where so ruggered!" I'd relish the opportunity to say that... and snuggle up close to Michael in uniform. ;)
I think that if I was privileged to be in any sketch, they might have to kick me off the set, because I'd just stand there, laughing.

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?
Yikes that's a tough one. After much thinking about this, I'd love to see a return to the TV series where the guys try their hands at mockumentry humour like "the Office" or "Kath and Kim." I can't think of a title but it could be set in a hair salon - why? Because I love all their camp accents and homicidal barber could make a return. Filmed documentary style in a salon called "Heads Cut by Ricky", it'd be centered on these six hairdressers who cut the hair of some equally looney customers, also played by them and some of these scenes could also lead to other sketches.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)
Oooh, another toughie. I'd like to think it's a bit of all the Pythons in us that we could associate with but Terry Jones comes closest to me, being a fellow Aquarian. We both can get very passionate about things and sometimes adept at being quite moody, loud and stubborn. Terry always seems to find humour in strange things, like me, though we too can be wrapped up in our own imagination.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?
I would keep it for as long as I possibly could. The most valued of my Python collection is what I had signed by Michael - copy of Himalaya that a friend got for me in London and a photo which I got after writing to him. It would be too painful to give them up, as the sentimental value would be much higher than the actual item.

5. In what way has Python changed your life?
They've ruined my life! Well, not really but they certainly made me see so much humour in many ways. They gave me a outlet of escapism too, as their comedy is so unlike anything else. I was introduced to Python during a time that was very tough for me, which was when I was doing my final year of high school and I was going through a lot of angst. The one thing that kept me going was to, well, always look on the bright side of life! If the stress or depression got to me, I would watch some of their movies or TV show and think "see, it's going to be alright." Since then, they've brought me and many others a lot of happiness and memories, which is a wonderful thing to share.

hello there
by moosebite42 (moosebite42)
at November 13th, 2005 (03:50 pm)
chipper

Feeling: chipper
Listening To: spamalot- the song that goes like this

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?
The how to defend yourself from fresh fruit sketch.
John Cleese
just to be able to threaten people with grapes, and not allow pointy sticks.-Pineapple!

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?
"We've run out of money, and must make this movie as a last resort" it would be rehashing their great skits, and will be released in a mega utra edition that everyone must buy! j/k, it would be nifty if they made spamalot into a movie, then i would have a chance of seeing it.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)
either eric idle or michael palin. I sing a lot (horrible out of key), and I like that they always jump from character to character. (michael's my fav, but eric is a very, very close second)

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?
I would probably have a shrine to it already, so why bother to dismatle all that hard work?
5. In what way has Python changed your life

Jayna [userpic]
by Jayna (madamtorsion)
at October 24th, 2005 (05:10 pm)
contemplative

Feeling: contemplative
Listening To: "This Is England" - The Clash

Hello all, I'm new to the community, thought I'd introduce myself by answering the Python questions.

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?
Wow, that's a difficult one.  But I think I know just the bit - "The Dirty Vicar Sketch," yes, I know it's all of about 5 seconds long, but it makes me laugh uncontrollably.  I don't know what it is.  Who would I be?  Well, either woman in the sketch, wouldn't mind a bit of groping from Jonesy ;)

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?
Another Python movie?  One reason I really enjoy Holy Grail and Life of Brian is that they take events in history and place them in a modern context.  Of course, I'd see anything they make regardless of storyline (or lack thereof), but something based on an historical event would be good. 

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)
Not only is Jonesy my favorite Python, but I think he and I are also a lot alike (perhaps that's also why he's my favorite).  I've read more recent interviews with him concerning his work in history as well as his political views and the things he's saying may as well just be coming out of my mouth.  For example, when he was being interviewed about Medieval Lives, he mentioned the distinct lack of proper history classes in schools which is something I've been on about since I became a history major.  So yeah, it's definitely Jonesy.     

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?
If it's worth 10 grand it's probably something worth keeping, so I'd say not.

5. In what way has Python changed your life?
I've been watching Python for...nearly my entire life now.  My father watched Flying Circus and Benny Hill when I was a child and then when I hit 7th grade I started to get more into it on my own.  That was over 10 years ago now (oh my God, when did I get old?!), it's been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I don't think it's changed my life, so much as shaped it from the beginning.  My sense of humor and general outlook on life have definitely been affected by being raised on Python.

Diane [userpic]
Heya, Two Things!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at October 14th, 2005 (05:07 pm)
blah

Feeling: blah

First off, if you didn't know already, back on the 10th the The Fairly Incomplete and Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Songbook was released on paperback. :)

Secondly, Pythonline is hosting a new contest to be able to win some goodies! Here are the prizes:

Four (4) First Prizes:

One (1) Eric Idle's Personal Best DVD (Region 1, NTSC)
One (1) Michael Palin's Personal Best DVD (Region 1, NTSC)
One (1) full color sell sheet for The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus - 16 Ton Megaset
One (1) full color booklet promoting Monty Python's Personal Best

Ten (10) Second Prizes:

One (1) promotional copy of Eric Idle's Personal Best (DVD, Region 1, NTSC)
One (1) full color sell sheet for The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus - 16 Ton Megaset
One (1) full color booklet promoting Monty Python's Personal Best

If you'd like to read the rules and enter the sweepstakes, you may do so HERE.

Jessica [userpic]
by Jessica (oddsod)
at October 6th, 2005 (08:32 am)
Listening To: Liberty Bell March.

I just thought of a couple *Python moments*. One happened when I was a sophomore (I'm a senior now). A brass band came to our school to play and one of their songs was "Liberty Bell March". When they were finished, they asked, "Who knows what that's from?" and I jumped up and roared, "MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS!!!" and all the band members laughed.

Diane [userpic]
Happy Birthday Flying Circus!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at October 5th, 2005 (06:22 am)
happy

Feeling: happy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLYING CIRCUS!!!



36 years ago today it all began... ^^

I've got a jar of dirt! I've got a jar of dirt! [userpic]
by I've got a jar of dirt! I've got a jar of dirt! (mpythonfan)
at October 5th, 2005 (12:52 am)

In honor of the anniversary of Graham Chapman's passing, I've a made a few icons of him. I think they came out quite well, at least better than anything else I've ever made. They are under the cut, enjoy. Credit is nice but not necessary.

GrahamCollapse )

All pictures used were taken from here.

x-posted

Melanie [userpic]
Spam Spam Spam Spammmity Spam Spam Spam!
by Melanie (meltel)
at October 4th, 2005 (09:32 pm)
naughty

Feeling: naughty
Listening To: Amazing Race-Background Noise

We got a Spam sound bite!
The Spam Sketch!
Yeah for Spam!

You can find this Spamtacular item right here!

spam

Cole [userpic]
python questions
by Cole (snappleandspam)
at October 4th, 2005 (08:59 pm)

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?

Upperclass Twit of the Year.  Most definitely.  Its one of my favorite sketches.  i think i just want to prove to everyone that I'm not a Twit.  I'm not a twit! (they dressed me up like this, and this isnt my nose its a false one!-sorry i was just caught in the moment)  Actually, i'm probably a twit...but don't tell anyone


2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?

to be honest, i dont think i could have another movie without Graham in it. But if they did another one and he was still alive then it would have to be a musical that had absolutely nothing to do with holy grail and be about...um...anything would do as long as the python's were in it.  they could be just sitting on a porch and singing for all i care.

and they would all have to appear in drag at least once in the movie


3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)

This one is hard for me.  i love them all so much.  Um, John.  We have the same kind of humor thats very sarcastic.  And as mr. fawlty... it reminded me so much of myself.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?

I honestly dont have anything that might be worth 10 grand in the future but even if i did, i know i wouldnt sell it.  Python is too much of my life nowjust to let it go for money.

5. In what way has Python changed your life?

Its become a lifestyle for me.  Alot of of little thing make me think of python, i.e. seeing a can of SPAM.  My love for Python has also helped me find new friends when i moved to MA.  I put Holy Grail pictures on my binder and some of my friends saw it and opened me up to a whole new group of friends.  and my interest just continued to grow from there. 

i love Python, it makes me so happy everytime i think about it.

Jessica [userpic]
Relating the to the survey I filled out---
by Jessica (oddsod)
at October 3rd, 2005 (07:58 pm)

By the way, my favourite Python is Eric.

Diane [userpic]
Please, Vote For Me!!!!
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at October 3rd, 2005 (07:48 pm)
enthralled

Feeling: enthralled

Omg... I made it as a finalist in the Spamalot video contest... I am shaking with joy, my heart is racing...

But now, I need all of your help!! Please, please, *gets on knees*, vote for me! I am finalist #1, I love Eric Idle and Spamalot (yes, you know I do!!!) so yes... please, vote for me! You may do so here:

Spamalot Video Contest


Remember, I'm finalist #1!

lsdjlskf [userpic]
by lsdjlskf (trefenwyd)
at October 2nd, 2005 (10:21 pm)
complacent

Feeling: complacent
Listening To: Collective Soul - Run

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?

Any Python sketch. Hoo, that's a tough one. So many of them are strange/dangerous/stressful situations, y'know? :) Realistically, probably the Fairytale sketch. It's sorta magical, with a silly element, and there's no real danger to worry about. Well, not taking the witch into account, that is. Anyway... I'd probably be Eric's character, the Prince. He's handsome, a little bit brave, and we've all gotta admit he looks damned sexy in that sketch. *_* Anyway, it'd be fun to be a Prince, fight tiny dragons and ride around on horses!

Or maybe I'd be the King...? ^_^

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?

Oh my... that's a tough one. I'd like to see them do a superhero movie, where each plays an equally silly/clever hero, and they have some dastardly fiend to defeat. It'd be adorable. Seeing them all running around in tights, shooting off silly jokes and one-liners... ahh, who could ask for more?

I could. I'd ask for a few nude scenes. ^_~

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)

Eric Idle. Absolutely. He's a guitar player, he's sort of a lonely soul, he had a rough childhood. His personality is similar in a lot of ways in that I enjoy his comedy probably best. I relate to him on an emotional level, as well, I think. Also, anyone that spent so much of his time with George Harrison has to be in some way related to me. Eric & George = <3

It saddens me to read his feelings on George, and vice versa. They were meant to be best friends, and it's terrible they were taken away from each other so prematurely. I know Eric treasures his memories of George (see his book), and I feel deeply for him.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?

Eep, that's certainly a tough question. Unfortunately, I don't have much to show off. I have the movies, the series, the big autobiography, a few shirts... not much that I could see going for $10,000. I suppose if it were an autograph or something of that nature, I'd want to keep it. I don't know, though, because I'm so broke right now I might be tempted. I try not to keep a lot of extra "things" I don't really need, you know? I guess it would really depend on what it was and such.

5. In what way has Python changed your life?

They taught me to laugh. I had a rough childhood, and Python was a huge influence in my development of humour. They helped me learn to deal with the real world by learning how to let it go. Sometimes you just have to let things go. Sometimes laughter is more important than new clothes, a proper meal, or a mother that cares. Sometimes laughter is all the comfort you need.

<3

Melanie [userpic]
Did I ever?
by Melanie (meltel)
at October 2nd, 2005 (10:31 pm)
content

Feeling: content
Listening To: Law and Order on TV

When I was in Blockbuster the other day I noticed, the very best of.. each of the Python's. Personally I had no idea that they had come out, but now that I have looked it up, I came across this Article! Now to get my hands on all these DvD's for my collection!
A movie box

Jonas [userpic]
The Survey
by Jonas (i_heart_alan)
at October 2nd, 2005 (05:26 pm)

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?

I would be in the Secret Service Dentist sketch, because it's a mans life in the British Dental Association!*thumbs up with cheesy grin*

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?

It would be called "The Pythons and the Great Cheese Robbery". Basically it would be about Jonesy getting kidnapped and the rest debateing whether to go after the rather emotional member of the group or to replace him with a much funnier person, someone else. It would include their hilarious romps through the continents, where at the end we find Jonesy was actually down at the local pub, and not really kidnapped at all, despite all the evidence.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? (This isn't which one you like the best- which one you parallel with the most.)

I think I parallel myself with Jonesy the most, because there are some similarities between us. I mean, just his whole attitude about everything, his mood swings, and his rather dorky sense of style all seem to fit right in.

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?

Totally keep it. I will be burried with my records if I must!

5. In what way has Python changed your life?

Python has given me something I can relate to with people all over. It has also given me an unhealthy fasination with Jonesy being cheese.

Diane [userpic]
My Answers :)
by Diane (proopstradamus)
at October 1st, 2005 (09:56 pm)
happy

Feeling: happy

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why?

You know, this question is a lot harder than it seems- hah! But I think I'd like to be in the albatross sketch- as the albatross. Then John Cleese would carry me around on a tray screaming at people to buy me. LOL!

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about?

I would actually get a kick out of a sequel to Holy Grail. A long while back, Eric had suggested doing a sequel to it where the knights are all now 'old farts' and still looking for the grail. Maybe a little redundent... but I think that would be part of the comedy. As for a title... hmm... Monty Python And The Quest That Never Ends. *snicker*

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why?

Eric Idle, all the way. He had a crappy childhood and hated the schools he was forced to go to- same. He was a bit of a loner when it came to the group as a whole, always having to write by himself and finding it a lot harder to obtain votes on good material than the others. I myself am very much a loner and have a hard time getting recognition. He has a very dry sense of humor... he's been through a ton of shit in his life and yet still pushes on every day... He plays guitar and was the one who was close with George Harrison (and I love the Beatles as well) He loves animals, he doesn't read the newspaper, makes fun of the American government... etc. etc. My list goes on and on, those are just a few examples of our similarities. :)

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it?

I'd SOO still keep it, no matter what! Perhaps, if I was on my deathbed or something I'd sell it and give the money to someone, but other than that, no way! My most valued possession at this moment is probably my Eric Idle autographed Sir Robin costume that is now behind glass on my wall...

5. In what way has Python changed your life?

Python taught me how to laugh- literally. Before my Python days, I was in a deep, dark depression... I never laughed, never smiled, and found pleasure in very little. But Python kind of opened me up, like that secret key that took me by the hand and introduced me to comedy. And without Python, or Eric Idle, I don't know if I would have been able to get through some of my darkest days. It is truly one of my survival tools, one that I can take with me anywhere and everywhere I go.

Jessica [userpic]
The Survey
by Jessica (oddsod)
at October 1st, 2005 (04:49 pm)

1. If you could be in any one Python sketch, which sketch would it be, who would you be, and why? Oh boy! Well my favourite sketch/group of sketches is the one where everyone turns into Scottsmen and blancmanges take over the world, but I wouldn't want to be in that one 'cause I'd mess things up. However, I'd gladly take places with Graham in "Match of the Day".

2. Even though we know it's not going to happen, if there was were going to be another Python movie, what would it be called and what would it be about? Oh my gosh. My ideas are too lame for them. I don't know what it would be about, but it would be called Enty Rides Again.

3. Which Python do you associate with yourself the best, and why? Terry Jones. Why? Cause a lot of outsiders think he's annoying and don't like him and just don't realise how sweet and funny he is until they go deeper into Pythonism. And I associate with that because I'm really shy and people don't like me when they first meet me but once I know someone for a while, they like me. Does that make sense?

4. If your most valued Python collection item someday became worth $10,000, would you sell it, or still keep it? KEEP IT!!!

5. In what way has Python changed your life? Oh boy. In every way it possibly can! :D Every day I am reminded of something from Monty Python at at least three or four times. There are lots of crows at my school for example, so I sometimes say to people in a scruffy voice, "Look! It's a bloody big bird, innit?"

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