Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April A to Z Challenge: P is for ...

It seems that I get this challenge posted later and later each day. I guess P could be for "procrastination," but that's kind of boring. Besides, do any of us really know anyone who procrastinates? I didn't think so.

I wanted something a little more exciting, so P is for Python. [No snakes were involved in the writing of this post, Auntie M.]

I first saw Monty Python's Flying Circus on television when I was in college in the early 80's. My brother and I, on event-less Saturday nights would turn on the local PBS station to watch Python at 10:30 P.M.  The bizarre humorous sketches stuck with us over the years. To this day, I cannot see the email term "spam" without hearing Terry Jones in my head.

* Once my brother and his friend did silly walks all the way up the hill to our house. Yes, in front of people.

* Whenever I see a man in a red plaid shirt, my mind plays The Lumberjack Song.

* My own mother was famous (well, within our family,) for saying, "Nudge, nudge--say no more, know what I mean?"

* When I worked at Gateway, I was walking through the technical support area, and saw a huge banner that said, "The Techs Who Say Ni!"  I, a professed Python fan, asked one of my friends, "What does "ni" [short i sound] mean?"  My friend, patiently explained that it was a Monty Python reference and that it was pronounced "nee." I have since repented.

* Can a true Monty Python fan hear the word "lupine" without thinking of Dennis Moore?

And finally, is there a Pythonite alive who doesn't picture clacking coconuts when seeing a horse gallop?

7 comments:

  1. It might be hard to believe, but this is a subject about which I know nothing. Never have seen anything MP. No particular reason; just never have.

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  2. I only saw the one Monty Python movie with the humans galloping as horses and I have never forgotten it because it was so hilarious. Nice to "meet" you thru the a-z challenge.
    Karen

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  3. Auntie M: It's not my usual preference for humor so I have no explanation. :)

    Karen: The galloping "coconuts" is a classic. Thanks for stopping by! The A-Z challenge has been fun for me.

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  4. Gotta admit that the name of your blog sounded dirty before I knew what it meant.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  5. Raquel: Hmmm. I never thought that it might sound dirty. But you visited me anyway and I'm so happy! I checked out your blog--looks like you've written some good books. I love romance and am going to check out Quora. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Fun post Randi! I haven't thought about those antics of the Monty Python group in a long time.

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  7. septembermom: They always hit me when I least expect it!

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