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Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 09 August 2004 in Author Q & AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I'm wondering - have you ever seen that sketch on Monty Python's Flying Circus where they had a football/soccer match between the ancient Greek and German philosophers?

Like I said, a totally stupid question, but just curious if you (or others out there reading this) have seen this most excellent skit! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 09 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I own it, and highly recommend it to everyone. Scott should definitely see this if he hasn't. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 09 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I agree. That bit with Nietzsche, Confucious, and Marx just cracked me up. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 09 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Again, from Monty Python:

Philosopher's Beer Drinking Song

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'bout the raisin' of the wrist.
Socrates himself was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away,
'alf a crate of whiskey every day!
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
and Hobbes was fond of his Dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
"I drink, therefore I am."

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
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Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 10 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Grantaire, Moderator

I've never seen The Flying Circus in its entirety <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

That sounds hilarious though. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 10 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

It is. MP is still my all-time favorite comedy troupe. The Philosopher's Soccer/Football Match is just an overlooked gem in comparison to the Dead Parrot Sketch or the Lumberjack Song. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 10 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Grantaire, Moderator

Yep, MP is incredible, but I've only seen The Quest for the Holy Grail, and The Life of Brian. I still need to watch the Flying Circus. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 10 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

That you do, because their skits are often better than the movies, because entire shows would be devoted to weaving 2-3 skits in and out of the surrounding action. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 10 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Grantaire, Moderator

Well, I'm a patient person, so that's something I can ask for for Christmas <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 11 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by saintjon, Auditor

I liked the Spanish Inquisition myself, especially when they showed up a split second too late to deliver their catch phrase at the end. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 11 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

ahhhh MP, the spanish inquisition is great! view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 11 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Monty Python is an old disease that I've suffered a long, long time. The Moderns vs the Ancients soccer match is precious - I think they actually redid that sketch for And Now For Something Completely Different, didn't they?

I actually use them for Neuropath. <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 11 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

All the more reason to look forward to that book then! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

*makes mental note to retrieve his MP tapes from storage* view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 12 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by saintjon, Auditor

The upper class twit competition was pretty good too, by the way those philosopher lyrics are hilarious!

I always had a thing for the Dennis Moore sketch too lol. view post


Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 16 August 2004 in Author Q &amp; AJust a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Yes, I like the Dennis Moore. My mother used to change the lyrics to Dinty Moore, like the stew. view post


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