Category Archives: Monty Python

Knock One Time

So a few months ago, my front doorbell stopped working. But don’t worry, I dealt with the situation quickly and decisively. (See the photo at left.) The post-it note is merely temporary, but as an engineer friend of mind once quipped, ‘There’s … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 3: A Dark Place

Ready for some more Contradictions, readers? More contradiction? Oh, Baldy. We’ve had enough of this. No you haven’t. Yes we have. No you haven’t. And please stop arguing. This isn’t an argument, it’s just contradiction. Well argued, readers. So, where were … Continue reading

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God Did That

You can observe a lot by watching. This famous quote, attributed (maybe not accurately) to baseball quipster Yogi Berra, is hilarious because it’s so dumb. And yet, so smart. It’s one thing to have your eyelids up so your retinas … Continue reading

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“Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.” – Brother Maynard (Michael Palin) in Monty Python and the Holy Grail There’s something significant about the number three, isn’t there? In geometry, you need to … Continue reading

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Bloody Do-Gooder

‘If any of this has been blasphemy to you, then good! Because it’s been a blast for me, too!’   Saturday Night Live writer A. Whitney Brown turned many a funny phrase in the 1980s, but that line – delivered during … Continue reading

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Beatitude Adjustment

Wife: “Blessed are the cheesemakers? What’s so special about the cheesemakers.” Husband: “It’s not meant to be taken literally – it refers to any manufacturer of dairy products.” That’s one of my many favorite lines from one of my favorite … Continue reading

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In L.A. Story, Steve Martin quipped that showing off is the idiot’s version of being interesting. In R.P. Story, self-deprecation is the idiot’s version of being humble. I picked up this habit in high school, as a way of calling … Continue reading

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