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Wherefore taming of the shrew?

A couple of weeks ago, my lover and I watched BBC Television 1980 production of Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew . I watched it without no prior knowledge about this play except that this is a comedy play and it has John Cleese in it. 908 more words


“Listen, don’t mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.” – Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), Fawlty Towers

The Stupid Vaccine Revisited

One of my first blog posts was called The Stupid Vaccine. (It was actually my second post. Technically speaking, I can only have one “first” post)  I pondered what the world might be like if stupidity were a disease that could be eradicated by vaccination. 517 more words

Social Commentary

Press: An article in The Southwark & Lambeth Weekender 17/04/2015

A fabulous interview by Laura Burgoine with Aimi Macdonald in this week’s Southwark and Lambeth Weekender, ahead of The Misty Moon Film Society Presents An Audience With Aimi Macdonald on Thursday the 7th May at The Cinema Museum. 22 more words


This parrot is definitely not dead

John Cleese may not technically be a Baby Boomer (he was born in 1939) but his entire life’s work reflects the Baby Boomer’s credo of challenging the status quo and turning the mirror on our idiosyncrasies. 801 more words

And Now For Something Completely Different...

A word of utter truth from a legendary comic genius:

You can’t beat logic.  And admit it…You know who he’s talking about.   ;)


Movie Monday: A Fish Called Wanda

Title: A Fish Called Wanda

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline,  Michael Palin and Tom Georgeson

Synopsis: Written by and starring Monty Python… 367 more words