Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's...

Monty Python's Flying Circus
Here's a little heads-up for y'all. BBC America has started a Flying Circus festival. They're airing them all in order on Fridays in Huge blocks. The prints have been cleaned up and remastered so they're in fantastic condition. I'm DVRing them and we watched a couple last night... awesome as always. We got to see the Kamikaze Scotsmen, the Exploding Penguin, & How to Recognise Different Parts of the Body, which has always been a fav of mine... "Margret Thatcher's brain..." With this in mind, I thought I'd give y'all a little extra Python and then you can feel free to discuss your favorite sketches from the show. Here are what I consider to be the 5 best... I know a lot of people will point to the Dead Parrot as the pinnacle of their comedy, but I'll give you these instead:
Philosopher Football Match I love that Marx argues offsides
Cheese Shop It's runnier than you like
Bicycle Repair Man No ordinary man! (complete w/ Spanish subtitles)
The Ministry of Silly WalksIt's not really that silly at all, is it?
The Fish LicenseHe is an halibut

Moving Day
Things are coming together well and we've picked the beginning of next week for the big move. If you happen to have the time & want to stop by and help out I'd be greatly grateful. I would like to have the beds and other main things done on Monday, but Tuesday & Wednesday are fine too... anytime you can stop by would be awesome.The Perfect Alibi
Now that I'm moving and I have 15 years of vegetarian animal loving under my belt, I think I have the perfect cover story for when I see to it that the monstrosity next door joins the barking choir invisible. I've never hidden the fact that dogs aren't my favorite animimals, but it's gotten ridiculous. It has gotten to the point that this shit-head is outside backing for at least 15 hours a day. Maybe it doesn't spend the whole time barking, but it's damn close. (I know, I know... it's not the dog's fault... well it wont be my fault either because after a year & a half of this, I'm sure the psychological trauma is obvious). I've thought of knifing the mother fucker, or just jacking it upside the head w/ a shovel, but I think poison will be the best plan. There are only 2 holes in otherwise watertight plan. 1) the raccoon story & 2) the fact that I had a couple coney dogs a& some chili cheese fries a couple years ago. If we can keep these 2 little facts under wraps, I think the plan should work & we'll be less 1 annoying asshat mutt. (I suppose this post might be used against me too.)

16 comments:

Megan said...

You better not kill that dog. I'm gonna get PETA on your ass.

Tierra said...

yes, i agree that it's not the dogs fault. is this the same neighbor that screams at her kids and almost lost one of them due to being poisoned by drinking bleach?

unfortunately, there are too many of these trashy people with dogs, which only makes the dogs stupid.

you know my dog, right? well, ever notice how well behaved she is and that she doesn't bark?? that's because i am a responsible pet owner and i even went to training school with her. (yes, i'm patting myself on the back thankyouverymuch).

i understand your frustration; i have one of these rabid mean type barkers living right behind me, even though it is mostly kept inside.

and i know you must be joking but i have to say-please don't poison the dog. you're moving anyway; it will all be over soon!

Holly said...

That is the cutest pup! You kill it and I'll disinherit you!

Joe said...

Yeah, you shitbird! That dog is just bored. Its owners are the asshats not he/she. You should take the dog with you and make it your own. i'm sure the kids would love having a dog.

that pooch is a herding mix. its very intelligent and needs daily exercise.

Anonymous said...

Monday? I'll be there.

Andre said...

It's photogenic cuteness is just one of its many evil tricks.

And yes... same neighbors.

ypsipearl said...

It's true, your neighbors should have gotten themselves a beagle if they just wanted a lawn decoration. Because that dog is smart enough to know that she can rule over her humans and she's just trying to keep busy with her obnoxiousness. If you were staying at that house it probably would have been worth it for you to find ways to keep the dog busy (i.e. "quiet") but it's not going to be your problem anymore.

Because you're going to have some new nutcase neighbors pretty soon! Nutcase neighbors are everywhere!

Zoe the Wonder Dog said...

When my Georgia buddy moved from one small to the next, she "liberated" the abused dog next door and he was the sweetest, most well-behaved pet ever for the next 10+ years. Anybody need a dog? Ze needs a little extra love, but I bet there's a good dog under that freaky/barking exterior...

Anyway, I'm willing to help Monday or Tuesday later in the afternoon or in the evening, but I'd prefer a few other helpers on my shift... so let me know when a group seems to be gathering.

BTW, I think the "anonymous" offer to help move is brilliant. After all the work is done, that person can chime in "I offered to help but you never called me" Ha!!!

Andre said...

I was wondering about that anonymous offer too. That's pretty funny.

But what about Monty Python? What's everyone's favorite sketch?

jason said...

I like dogs. I have a dog. But I've encountered that dog a few times and I agree with Andre, it sucks. I was always afraid it was seconds away from pulling a full on Cujo and getting over that fence and ripping some poor child limb from limb.

stephanie said...

Intercourse the neighbors dog!!! (there, you get a monty python quote and some kuddos for your dog-hating)

I'm usually on the side of dog lovers and when the dog was a puppy, I thought he was adorable... But now I'm just concerned that fence won't hold him and someone is going to get hurt.

p.s. And now...
The Larch

ypsipearl said...

Maybe she's gotten more vicious, but I've seen that dog get out before and she just ran around like an idiot until I lured her back into the yard.

peltierinator said...

I have 2 dogs and wouldn't mind seeing that dog get hit by a beer truck. Maybe you should leave the fence open?

biscodo said...

Philosopher Football. Definitely.

Are German philosophers typified by solipsism? Or was if just Python creative license? The fast break (or whatever it's called in football) reminds me of the Edward Abbey quote “if someone tells you he is a solipsist, throw a rock at his head. If he ducks, he is a liar.” Clearly, the Greeks resolved back to consensual reality before the Germans did.

Dude, don't whack the dog. There's a reason why we learn phrases from all the mobster movies like "he 'retired'" or "the thing? it's done."

Maybe the dog needs to be liberated and sent down to a farm in Kentucky to hang out with Bree. (OK, maybe that's going above and beyond.)

Have you tried talking to the dog? Maybe you'd be able to get somewhere with it by making provocative comments on the dog's blog?

Andre said...

Well, I've told it to piss off on more than a few occasions if that counts as talking.

Anonymous said...

it's "backing for at least 15 hours a day"? i wish i could spell like professor andre... when are we going to get a bear? g