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Cooking French in southern Germany

Competitive beer drinking season has started here in the south of Germany, or maybe never ended, and I celebrated today with a traditional Bavarian lederhosen purchase, made from real cow hide if we’re translating it right, and I look nothing like the model on the packaging, it’s stiff in the knees walking up the steps but looks good enough for how it’ll be used, in tents singing and spilling on myself. 491 more words

Memoir

7 Stress Fighting Tips with Relevant Monty Python Song Interludes and Book Recommendations

In writing this post, I realized that Monty Python provides the I-Ching of life wisdom. If they don’t say it, it may not need being said. 1,396 more words

Books

LGBTQWERTY

These drag queens, they ain’t never had no period – Andy Warhol

As Germaine Greer, a contemporary of Australia’s most famous drag queen is well aware; they are of the same generation, from the same middle-class origins in the same city and were part of the generation of ‘expats’ that made a name for themselves in ‘Swinging’ London during the 1960’s.  380 more words

Satire

Minister of Silly

It’s this quality, manifested in an appreciation of the ridiculous (he cites Monty Python as an important political influence), that just prevents his intellectual confidence from brimming over into arrogance

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Minister of Silly. Σκέτο χωρίς το walks

Classic Monty Python................

By way of some light relief one of my favourite Monty Python sketches

Trailer | Absolutely Anything - Uma Comédia Intergalática Absolutely Anything - Uma Comédia Intergalática (2015)

Chega esta semana às salas de cinema, uma comédia de ficção científica da autoria de Terry Jones, membro dos Monty Python, e que conta com um elenco recheado de grandes nomes da indústria como Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard e ainda vozes de membros dos Monty Python. 205 more words

Trailers

The Holy Grail: Television in the 1960s

“It was the keyhole to a wider world.”

‘TV always made me feel…happy’ Julia, 60, tells me with an introspective grin. Bending forward slightly in her favourite teal upholstered armchair, her bespectacled eyes remain transfixed to the plasma screen in front of her.

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