Maybe he's just pining for the fjords.
Actor, writer and Python Terry Jones has died at the age of 77. Jones died on Monday, less than five years after being diagnosed with a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that progressively impaired his ability to communicate. Famously a member of the Monty Python team, Jones teamed up first with Sir Michael Palin to write …
I used to run home from secondary school yo watch Do Not Adjust Your Set.
I often wonder if Jones was making a serious suggestion when he gave Pontius Pilate a speech impedemement in Life of Brian; "Fwee Bawabas"?
It must have benen awful for him and his family and friends, especially Michael Palin, to watch his brilliance ebb away to demetia so a blessing that they are all freed of that now.
Just about to leave work and about two dozen students have just gathered in the courtyard and shouted "Yes. We ARE all individuals!" up at the building.
Wonder if that was meant for Alison Telfer?
Anyway, so soon after Neil Innes as well. :(
Every Python lost is a light gone from the world.Missed greatly.
Python the language is named after these Pythons, not the snakes. The documentation has "spam" all through it, e.g. https://docs.python.org/2/library/csv.html#module-contents. That's relevant enough for me!
If I've killed your buzz-killing buzz with an injection of facts.... tough!
It seems the downvoters don’t appreciate your humour, Mr. Luxury-Yacht…
FWIW the IT angle would be Python, surely?
I must admit I never understood why he was so worried about the baggage-retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow. In my experience it’s been at least as effective as at any other airport.
So long, Terry, and thanks for all the laughs.
"I saw him at the Cheltenham literature festival in 2014 on a panel talking about a new book about Douglas Adams and it was so sad to see him struggle. Such a sad loss."
It only seems to me like yesterday, that I went to the O2 in Greenwich to witness the Pythons on stage again in summer 2014.
And sadly, Terry Jones had a few little "moments" when he forgot some line or other and the others made a big joke about the "missing bit" and they just carried on, but the audience (who all knew what should have been said) were entranced and enjoying the fact that everyone was human and mistakes happen.
RIP Mr Jones....or should I say Mrs Scum ;-) ?
I certainly agree.
<rant>But I fear you're too optimistic - there are, sadly, plenty of miserable joyless shitpails around these days who will argue that Terry Jones, being a) white, b) over 25 years old, c) middle-class, and d) straight-as-far-as-we-know, is not worthy of our admiration. Terms like "check your privilege", "heritage of oppression" and "intersectionality" will be thrown around by over-earnest po-faced wankers who wouldn't recognize true genius if it dropped on their heads.
If I ruled the country they'd all be slapped with fish.
RIP Terry Jones.
... between Welsh and English dialects: in English the inflection goes down at the end of a sentence, but the Welsh are excitable and so the inflection goes up. Handy tidbit for this left-pond'ian. Peace unto him, his family, and his loved ones.
These guys were responsable for creating the most absurd, outrageous and damned funny comedy that we have ever seen.
The Pythons were incredibly clever people, it wasn't slapstick because it was just too absurd. It went far beyond that in a very delicious manner.
Rip Terry.. You will be missed but you left a legacy that will never be forgotten...
Monty Python was in a class of it's own, very clever and ground breaking in so many ways. There are comedy acts more recently but not a team like this.
In 1981 my youth orchestra went to Germany by coach and the "Monty Python Live at Drury Lane" was played almost continuously. It was so much better than the studio stuff.
And the bonkers three sided record...….
"the bonkers three sided record"
That was a nightmare - I remember finding a skit on it I wanted to play to a friend, so I dutifully got the record on the turntable and lowered the arm....totally different record. Confused, I changed sides. Nope. I tried again, and after 3 attempts found the "original" side. Genius.
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