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Review of 'So, Anyway...' by John Cleese

Growing up as a part of a comedy trio, Monty Python were huge idols of mine. Because of this, So, Anyway had been on my reading list for a while, and over the summer I finally got round to reading it. 342 more words

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"As old as Sibyl and as curst..." the 1980 BBC Taming of the Shrew.

Yes, this is the one with John Cleese in it.  He is taller than the rest of the cast and uses his height to great advantage.  1,224 more words

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I’ve often been accused of thinking and talking too much about death. I do contemplate the subject and read and talk about it quite a bit, but I want to declare that I am not morbid. 200 more words

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Gerri Jones, Professor Cleese, and Me

Last summer, Gerri Jones called to tell me that Cornell Professor at Large John Cleese would be coming to Ithaca in September for a week. She told me that she had scheduled me for a public talk with Cleese on September 11th at Bailey Hall that would become the last chapter of the book we were working on together. 821 more words

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Quote: John Cleese, actor/writer

I’m struck by how laughter connects you with people.
it’s almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance
or any sense of social hierarchy when you’re just howling with laughter. 8 more words

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