30 October 2007

This is an ex-parrot!

Believe it or not, I chanced upon this video as part of some genuine philosophical research. As a bonus, it's hysterical.

"This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff: bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot!"

So much of Monty Python's style has either dated badly or been incorporated into the fabric of contemporary comedy as to seem passé that one forgets how funny they really were!

24 October 2007


Little reason but for the facts (a) that this is a good video, and (b) that it's been a Portishead kind of day (whatever that means) ...