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Just a totally stupid question, but I have to ask! posted 09 Aug 2004, 20:08 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

I'm wondering - have you ever seen that sketch on [i:10ezip0u]Monty Python's Flying Circus[/i:10ezip0u] 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! :D view post


posted 09 Aug 2004, 23:08 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


posted 09 Aug 2004, 23:08 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

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


posted 09 Aug 2004, 23:08 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

Again, from Monty Python: [b:2pbtafy3]Philosopher's Beer Drinking Song[/b:2pbtafy3] [i:2pbtafy3]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.[/i:2pbtafy3] view post


posted 10 Aug 2004, 00:08 by Grantaire, Moderator

I've never seen The Flying Circus in its entirety :cry: That sounds hilarious though. view post


posted 10 Aug 2004, 00:08 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


posted 10 Aug 2004, 00:08 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


posted 10 Aug 2004, 00:08 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


posted 10 Aug 2004, 01:08 by Grantaire, Moderator

Well, I'm a patient person, so that's something I can ask for for Christmas :wink: view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 13:08 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. :D view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 13:08 by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

ahhhh MP, the spanish inquisition is great! view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 14:08 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 [i:1hc8vuo1]And Now For Something Completely Different[/i:1hc8vuo1], didn't they? I actually use them for Neuropath. 8) view post


posted 11 Aug 2004, 16:08 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

All the more reason to look forward to that book then! :D *makes mental note to retrieve his MP tapes from storage* view post


posted 12 Aug 2004, 02:08 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


posted 16 Aug 2004, 19:08 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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