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  1. Monty Python Really Planning That Reunion Show

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    The off again on again promises and denials that have gone along with the idea of a much awaited reunion of the prolific comedic troupe, show, and movie makers may have finally been answered. The Telegraph is reporting that the five remaining living members of Monty Python are planning a get together.

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  2. Right in Our Wheelhouse: New British Citizenship Test Demands Knowledge of Monty Python

    The United Kingdom has updated it's citizenship test to better reflect a knowledge of the nation's history and culture, rather than practical skills in everyday life. Questions about whether you can use the Internet or know where you're water meter is, for example, have been replaced with trivia about everything from Margaret Thatcher and Stonehenge -- the U.K.'s two most famous rock formations --  to the work of British entertainers like The Beatles and Monty Python. We're really hoping that you can skip the whole exam in favor of doing a solo show of the entire Knights Who Say Ne bit, in which case we are soooooo in.

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  3. Eric Idle Declares Today “Dick Day,” Celebrates by Releasing Play Online

    Eric Idle has declared it "Dick Day," and so "Dick Day" it must be. The Monty Python alum has been working with a group of British comedy legends and also Russell Brand on a project called What About Dick? which is being released online today for the low, low price of six dollars. Why not five dollars, which seems to have become the standard price for purchasing funny things online? We assume it has something to do with the exchange rate from American dollars into British currency. Then again, maybe it's just twenty percent funnier than anything else on the Internet.

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  4. 12 Gorgeous Photos From The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony

    eye candy

    The London Olympics have come and gone, and the world has a slew of amazing athletes to celebrate, in addition to a lot of  dreaming young future Olympians to tend to. Here are 12 photos from the dazzling closing ceremony that capped off the 2012 London Olympics, an event that proved to be just as beautiful as the two weeks of peaceful and inspiring competition that preceded it. Oh, and our favorite pre-Olympics rumor totally panned out, the Spice Girls did perform during the ceremony! Be still my made-in-the-90s heart.

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  5. The Late Graham Chapman Will Narrate a Film About His Life

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Fifteen different animation companies will come together to take on one respective chapter of Graham Chapman's fake autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI and turn it into a film. Chapman is a former member of Monty Python, and I say "former" only because he is no longer living. But before he died in 1989, he recorded himself reading part of his own book, so that is going to be used for the film's narration. And it only took someone over 20 years to think to do this.

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  6. Leonard Nimoy Joins Cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    and let it be known

    In one of the geekiest cases of "keeping it in the family," it was confirmed that Leonard Nimoy will join the cast as Sentinel Prime in Michael Bay's upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Why do I say "keeping it in the family"? For one thing, Nimoy was part of the first (animated) Transformers movie, The Transformers: The Movie, released in 1986. He voiced the role of Megatron/Galvatron and was featured among an all-star cast that included Eric Idle and Orson Welles. (So this character change will only complicate Transformers continuity even further ...) But Nimoy is also married to Michael Bay's cousin. On asking Nimoy to join the cast, Bay said
    “I was too scared to ask him. Plus, he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, ‘I would be honored. I’m glad to be back!’”
    Sentinel Prime is the predecessor of Optimus Prime. Nimoy will join a cast that includes Shia LeBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tyrese Gibson, Ken Jeong, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (aka Not Megan Fox). All cast members are doing this movie for the "art" and definitely not the paycheck. (SciFi Mafia)

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