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John Cleese: Iran deal might 'work for everyone' except Netanyahu, the GOP and this terrorist group

Founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, John Cleese, knows the only people who will be disappointed if the Obama administration reaches a nuke deal with Iran: 102 more words


MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS - Episode 34, "The Cycling Tour," orig. broadcast on 7/12/1972

The following is my contribution to the “Favorite TV Show Episode Blogathon,” being held March 27 through 29 at the blog A Shroud of Thoughts… 1,566 more words

Monty Python

Comedy is Hard, So Copy Your Heroes to Start Off

“So at the very beginning, to try to master the whole thing is too difficult, so pinch other people’s ideas and then try to write them yourself, and that’ll get you started.” 2,092 more words

Lecture On Creativity by John Cleese.


You know, when Video Arts asked me if I’d like to talk about creativity I said “no problem!” No problem! Because telling people how to be creative is easy, it’s only being creative that’s difficult. 5,051 more words


Life of Brian

Year: 1979
Director: Terry Jones

Summary: Brian is born on the original Christmas, in the stable next door. He spends his life being mistaken for a messiah 81 more words


Emotional sound barrier (quote from John Cleese's memoir, ‘So, Anyway…’)

One night I did, as near as dammit, a perfect show. I got every laugh, never missed a beat, my timing was exquisite; I was relaxed, disciplined and hilarious.

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I think of most organized religion as simply crowd control.

-John Cleese

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