March 15, 2015


The shortest answer is doing the thing.
Ernest Hemingway



"Let's not shoot the crazy end-of-the-world machine just yet."
— Marshall Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson ), Eureka (2006–2012)



"I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
Elvis Presley



TV TRIVA
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974) (part 1 of 6)
  • The usual casting process for a sketch was that the lead role would be given to the member who came up with the idea. Michael Palin has said that if he'd known the abuse he would have to tolerate as the "It's..." man, he never would have suggested the idea.
  • Following a television interview in which Graham Chapman mentioned (not for the first time) that he was a homosexual, the Pythons received a letter from an enraged woman who said she heard an "anonymous" member of Monty Python had confessed to being gay. She enclosed several pages of prayers for his salvation and said that if he repeated them every single day he might acquire some form of purgatory. Eric Idle replied to her saying that they had found out who it was and had stoned him. Shortly thereafter, John Cleese left the show for the last season. The woman never wrote back.
  • Following a television interview in which Graham Chapman mentioned (not for the first time) that he was a homosexual, the Pythons received a letter from an enraged woman who said she heard an "anonymous" member of Monty Python had confessed to being gay. She enclosed several pages of prayers for his salvation and said that if he repeated them every single day he might acquire some form of purgatory. Eric Idle replied to her saying that they had found out who it was and had stoned him. Shortly thereafter, John Cleese left the show for the last season. The woman never wrote back.
  • The head of comedy at the BBC said that the title had to include the word "Circus", because the people at the BBC had referred to the six cast members wandering around the BBC offices as a circus, so they added "Flying" to make it sound less like a real circus and more like something out of the first world war. And in front of that, added "Monty Python" because it sounded like a really bad theatrical agent, and also that the large, constricting snake was appropriate imagery.



  • Great necessities call out great virtues.
    Abigail Adams



  • During the depths of the Depression, telephones in use fell from 16 to 13 per 100 population and by the late 1970's the number had surpassed 75 per 100 population.
  • Western Electric mass-produced color telephones for the first time in 1954.
  • In Japan, Western Electric first sold equipment in 1890, then in 1899 helped form the Nippon Electric Company (NEC). This was Japan's first joint venture with an American firm.



  • In olden days you are a clever theif charged with treason against the king and sentenced to death. But the king decided to be a little lenient and lets you choose your own way to die. What way should you choose?




    Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It's very time consuming.



    "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity".



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