23 Jan I fart in your general direction
Terry Jones died on Tuesday January 21 night at age 77.
A founding member of British comedy group Monty Python, Jones was the co-creator of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He also co-directed the group’s first film, 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with fellow member Terry Gilliam, and directed the two following sequels, 1979’s Life of Brian and 1983’s The Meaning of Life.
A line up like no other:
Terry Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman…Jones and Chapman now gone. “Two down, four to go” wrote John Cleese.
My sister introduced me to “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” way back in…uh shit. I can’t remember. (They’re already yelling ‘Bring out yer dead.‘)
We both possessed a loving sense of intellectual brit humor. You may not agree that “I fart in your general direction” is intellectual. But then you don’t know Monty Python. MP was challenging the norms of politically IN-correct humor LONG before Bill Maher, John Oliver, and Key & Peele.
CLASSIC quotes from the one movie:
- “I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
- “It’s just a flesh wound.”
- ‘How could a 5-ounce bird possibly carry a 1-pound coconut?’
- “O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.”
- “Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!”
- “Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who.”