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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 03:50 PM
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Poll question: Monty Python?
Edited on Mon Jun-21-04 03:56 PM by elperromagico
Some people just don't seem to "get" Monty Python.

Do you like Monty Python?



Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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SayitAintSo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 03:51 PM
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1. I LOVE Monty Python - and the Holy Grail ...
One of my favorite movies !!!!
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 03:52 PM
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2. Never trust people who don't 'get' Monty Python.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 03:58 PM
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3. Words to live by, my friend
:toast:
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:03 PM
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5. People who don't 'get' Monty Python are incapable of lateral thinking
There's another name for them - conservatives.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:58 PM
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28. I agree wholeheartedly
those people are vanilla
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:03 PM
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4. Love Monty Python
Funniest. Show. Ever.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:05 PM
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6. I love Monty Python
but the reason I voted "other" was because the very first time I saw the show I'd seen the TV Guide listing for "Monty Python and his Flying Circus" and kept on waiting and waiting for the circus part.

The other day on the radio I heard someone say that the first time he saw a listing for Simon and Garfunkel on the Tonight Show, he assumed that with a name like that it would be a comedy duo. And of course, when they walked on stage, one with his frizzy hair, the other short and wearing a striped shirt, he was certain he was in for a jolly laugh or two, especially when they'd be performing something called "The Sounds of Silence". He said it took him a long time to realize it was really a legitimate, non-funny singing act.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:06 PM
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7. Yes. I agree with Byron.
And the other day I actually stumbled across a great book at the bookstore:

"The Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoutpamphlet and Her Intrepid Spaniel Stig Among the Giant Pygmies of Bechols"

Anyone ever heard of it? It's quite good. I enjoy reading it while snacking on Spam, Ratcake, Rat Sorbet, and Strawberry Tart.

FSC
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:05 PM
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36. Was that written by
Edmund Wells? He also gave us David Coperfield with one P and A Sale of Two Titties!
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:07 PM
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37. I have that book. It resides beside my copy of "Biddle's Book of Birds."
The one without the Gannet.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:20 PM
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41. Or there's also...
Olson's Standard Book of British Birds. The expurgated version. Also without the gannet. They wet their nests.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 11:21 AM
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54. Don't forget "A Sale of Two Titties" by Edmund Wells.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:27 PM
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8. Monty Python is cool....

But there is some British humour that I don't get -- "Benny Hill"? Is that his name? attrocious


Also good -- Absolutely Fabulous, and..oh that show about the 4 young adults, with the punk rocker "Vivian"??
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:31 PM
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9. The Young Ones
Loved that show! Especially the episode where Viv puts an "P" in front of Rick's name on the game show.

That said, Monty Python's Flying Circus are in a league of their own. Simply the best.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:33 PM
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11. True..remember when they showed MP on public TV??
Edited on Mon Jun-21-04 04:34 PM by skooooo
It must have been the late 1970s when I first saw the show -- thought it was positively bizarre, but watched it regularly. My favorites are John Cleese and Eric Idle. Michael Palins great fun too!!!


Since then, I've practiced the "art of not being seen".
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:54 PM
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26. Unfortunately I do remember that far back
Used to watch it all the time. I can't look at lupines without thinking fondly of those days.
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freeminder Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:32 PM
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10. The Young Ones - great as well
not quite as absurd as the Pythoneers, but high up there...
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:21 PM
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43. "Guys..guys..Rick's room's on fire..."
"Good! I'll bring the petrol!"
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ElectroPrincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:34 PM
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13. Ah, depends on who you are ...
I love Monty Python and adore Absolutely Fabulous. But hey, to truly relate to those two gals staring on AbFab, one has to be approaching middle age. <eg> I split a gut laughing each time I catch it.

John Clease (sp?) usually catches the attention of mainstream USA comedy folks. He's insanely funny but every cast member has charm.
:P
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:34 PM
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12. They rule. Huge fan.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:36 PM
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14. MrSlayer, you're quite the sniveling tit!!

nothing personal, just something you might here on MP!
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freeminder Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:39 PM
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19. Well you must me THE most bad-tempered rodent I ever saw
:P
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 05:29 PM
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30. You vacuous, doffynosed, maloderous PERVERT!
The Argument clinic is great bit.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:09 PM
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39. Oh that was much better!!

Twit! :-)
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freeminder Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:36 PM
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15. We Are the Knights Who Say... Ni!
is a slogan my dad, bro & I scream at innocent skiers while we are on the lift.

I love their brand of humour.

I laughed myself silly over the football match between the Greek and German Philosophers.
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Brahma Bull Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:38 PM
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16. It's better than Bob Saget.
But not by much. :)
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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:38 PM
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17. A wink is as good as a nod.....
know what I mean?
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:39 PM
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18. Say NO MORE!!!
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freeminder Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:40 PM
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21. wink wink... nudge nudge
say no MORE!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:44 PM
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23. So tell me.....

...have you ever (you know) DONE it with your wife??

You know WWAAAHAHHHHHHHH!!!

Eh?
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freeminder Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:49 PM
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24. I'll have to ask
Edited on Mon Jun-21-04 04:56 PM by freeminder
if...*ahem* she and I - me and her - well ermmm...

maybe

*looks around*

ask no more

edit to add:
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/Sounds/nudge.au

is the sketch audio file
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 06:17 PM
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34. Have you ever... been with a lady?

What's it like?
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:40 PM
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20. Nothing could ever beat...
...this one.



It's not pinin,' it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he would be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolical processes are of interest only to historians! It's hopped the twig! It's shuffled off this mortal coil! It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This.... is an EX-PARROT!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:42 PM
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22. It's just resting, that's all!!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:59 PM
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29. "Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage."
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Teddy_Salad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:50 PM
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25. Monty Python? Never heard of it.
:silly:
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 04:57 PM
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27. And now for something completely different...
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 05:37 PM
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31. Early on
I saw them when they were first shown on the local PBS station, Sunday evenings. Once in a while, I'll take a DVD from the library with a few episodes. Fun nostalgia. Not so much to purchase the set though. It was a time when my view of the world was opening up. I had also discovered short wave radio broadcasts.
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demgurl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 06:05 PM
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32. Albatross!
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 06:13 PM
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33. Giant car eating cat, and "The Bishop"..slays me every time.
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:07 PM
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38. Don't say the baby's name!
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:53 PM
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47. "We was too late!!!"
"Okay Devious, DON'T MOVE!!!"
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 06:29 PM
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35. absolutely
Attack of the 'Keep Left' signs!

:D
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:18 PM
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40. I love 'em
I think they were embedded into my brain as a small child when my dad would watch them. I remember having these surreal cartoon dreams at a very early age.
Still think they're quite witty. :D
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:21 PM
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42. Always.
Summer, 1970. I was in Red lake, Ontario in a hunting/fishing camp deep in the woods. I was watching TV in a trailer (The CBC, from Winnipeg) and Monty Python came on.
i think it was the "Blackmail" sketch. I laughed so hard i damn near fell off my chair. My parents and their friends didn't get it. They thought it was rude and couldn't understand the satire.
From that point on, I DEVOURED anything Monty Python. There are still some things they did that will NEVER be done again.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:25 PM
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44. "...well...can we have your liver...then?"
:D

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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:40 PM
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45. That is an ex-parrot.
Love 'em. We used to get stoned and watch them on PBS (at 9:30, I think) when I was in college.
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-04 07:52 PM
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46. I vote for the girl with the biggest tits.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 04:19 AM
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48. "The object of this expedition...
is to see if we can find any traces of last year's expedition."

"I am very proud to be in charge of the first religion with free gifts."

"No, dear, this is the dream, you're still in the cell."

"It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?"

"Well, I feel that they have missed the whole point of my disease."

The only things I memorized in high school were every Kentucky Derby winner since 1875 and line after line of awesome Monty Python. Great, now I'll be reciting in my sleep tonight: Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson. The man with three buttocks. My theory about dinosaurs. Dirty rotten Belgian bastards. Upperclass Twit of the Year Competition...

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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 06:03 AM
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49. "She chaynged me into a newt!"
"uh.. I got bettah."

Big fan here... and how 'bout "The Black Adder?"
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 06:35 AM
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50. "There's trouble at the mill."
-Oh, no! What sort of trouble?

Th' cross beam's go' auta skew ona treadle

-What?

Th' cross beam's go' auta skew ona treadle

-I can't understand what you're saying.

The cross beam has gone out of skew on the treadle.

-Well, what on earth does that mean?

I don't know! I was supposed to come in here and say "There's trouble at the mill", that's all! I didn't expect some kind of Spanish Inquisition!
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zauberflote Donating Member (179 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 06:53 AM
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51. No one expects the Spanish Inquistion
n/t
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 08:04 AM
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52. It's people like you what cause unrest.
Fish License Sketch.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 08:15 AM
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53. Still my all-time favorite -
Customer: Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?
Owner: Yes, sir.
Customer: Really?
(pause)
Owner: No. Not really, sir.
Customer: You haven't.
Owner: No, sir. Not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time, sir.
Customer: Well, I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you.
Owner: Right-oh, sir.
(BANG)
Customer: What a senseless waste of human life.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 11:23 AM
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55. Great, great, great, great and great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obviously lots of fans on this board--good!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 12:46 PM
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56. "Upper Class Twit Of The Year" contest - a classic !
:evilgrin:
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-22-04 01:04 PM
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57. Confuse a Cat, Unexploded Scotsman Disposal Squad,
Upper Class Twit of the Year, Four Yorkshiremen (We used to live in a rolled up newspaper at the bottom of a septic tank; luxury, we dreamed of a newspaper . . . we had to get up at 9:30 the night before, half an hour before we went to bed, we'd eat half a handful of cold poison before going off to work 25 hours a day in mine, then when we got home our dad would murder us and dance about on our graves . . .but you try to tell the yong people today, and they won't believe you) Harold, the flying sheep, the blancmange that won wimbledon, all tooo funy.
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