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Fri, 30 Sep 2005:

I finally finished watching, School of Rock. It's a good movie, but more like an improbable underdog story. Except for one bit - the part where they don't actually win the Battle of the Bands. I always liked Jack Black, especially his work in High Fidelity, Mars Attacks and Shallow Hal to name a few.

Anyway, I ended up feeling very awake even after having finished the first movie. So I pulled out Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I ended up practically rolling on the floor laughing, though it wasn't the floor - because I was sitting on my bed. Wish you could've seen me when I was watching the Swedish subtitles go crazy in steps, ending up with this :-

Anyway, the story is full of jokes at various levels. For example, the joke about the horse riding sounds using coconuts sorts of vanishes as it goes on. But the European vs African swallows, air-speed velocity just becomes funny when they get to the bridge. Or even the political jokes are much funnier. Watch...

ARTHUR:  Well, we all are.  We are all Britons, and I am your king.
WOMAN:  I didn't know we had a king.  I thought we were an autonomous 
ARTHUR:  Please!  Please, good people.  I am in haste.  Who lives in that castle?
WOMAN:  No one lives there.
ARTHUR:  Then who is your lord?
WOMAN:  We don't have a lord.
ARTHUR:  What?
DENNIS:  I told you.  We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune.  We take it 
         in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week, but 
         all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special
         bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of purely 
         internal affairs, but by a two-thirds majority in the case of 
         more major--
ARTHUR:  Be quiet!  I order you to be quiet!
WOMAN:  Order, eh?  Who does he think he is?  Heh.
ARTHUR:  I am your king!
WOMAN:  Well, I didn't vote for you.
ARTHUR:  You don't vote for kings.
WOMAN:  Well, how did you become King, then?

[Arthur explains about Excalibur and the lady of the lake]

DENNIS:  I mean, if I went 'round saying I was an emperor just because 
         some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
ARTHUR:  Shut up, will you?  Shut up!
DENNIS:  Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
ARTHUR:  Shut up!

There's only one way this could be funnier. When someone incidentally posts something that refers to this.

The jokes just keep on coming. Like the part about the holy grail

ARTHUR:  Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a 
         sacred quest.  If he will give us food and shelter for the night, 
         he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
FRENCH GUARD:  Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen.  
         Uh, he's already got one, you see.
ARTHUR:  What?
GALAHAD:  He says they've already got one!
ARTHUR:  Are you sure he's got one?
FRENCH GUARD:  Oh, yes.  It's very nice-a.  (I told him we already got one.)
FRENCH GUARDS:  [chuckling]
ARTHUR:  Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?

Then there's the part about Sir Galahad and eight score young blondes and brunettes, all between sixteen and nineteen-and-a-half, cut off in this castle with no one to protect us, the Knights who say Ni ! who want shrubberies, the part where Sir Lancelot accidentaly saves the groom from an unwanted marriage ROTFL, the Bridge of Death where Galahad fails to answer What is your favourite color ? . And finally the end of the movie when the knights are arrested and a policeman puts a hand over the camera. Monty Python just rocks !!.

In other good new, tum has appeared with the Xsharp flicker free patches which are going into CVS right away. Solves one issue.

My next blog is a Mercedes.

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