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Monty Python

  1. High School Cancels Performance of Spamalot For “Inappropriate Content” (aka A Wedding Of Two Men)

    But what about the curtains???

    No doubt the theater nerds at South Williamsport Junior Senior High School in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania were excited to learn that they'd be performing the hit musical Spamalot next spring, because if there's one thing I remember from being a high school theater nerd, it's that there's a lot of Monty Python overlap there. Well, too bad, nerds! You're not allowed. No more singing from the diaphragm-a-lot for you.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Strong Words on the Hobby Lobby Birth Control Mandate

    As do we, incidentally.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a passionate 35-page dissent on today's Hobby Lobby mandate, condemning a ruling that will revoke thousands of women's contraceptive coverage.

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  3. The Ministry of Silly Walks Is Now a Video Game and I Can’t Stop Playing It

    Looks like I'm not getting anything else done today. 

    Stop what you're doing. Grab your phone. Download The Ministry of Silly Walks. That's right, one of the best Monty Python sketches of all time is now a timesucking mobile sidescroller. Play as John Cleese (who voices the game!) and silly walk your way over and under obstacles to collect coins.

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  4. Singing Plants and Sweet Transvestites: Top 10 Best Geeky Musicals

    Once More With Feeling

    Comic books, science-fiction dystopias, and B-movies of the 1960s are not obvious subjects for Broadway musicals, but geek culture and the Great White Way have intersected with surprising frequency throughout the years. A few weeks ago, ABC announced a new musical comedy Galavant which promises to satirize medieval legends and the knight’s quest. In honor of Galavant, here is a countdown of my top 10 geek musicals.

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  5. Game of Thrones Throws A Delightful Monty Python Reference Into Some Valyrian Dialogue

    I'm Ghiscari. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly queen?

    Ever wanted to learn how to say "Your mother is a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries" in Low Valyrian? Well, then we hope you were paying very close attention to the Meereneese champion from the end of Game of Thrones Episode 3, "Breaker of Chains." According to show linguist David Peterson, that's what he was saying.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Her Universe Doctor Who Dresses

    Things We Saw Today

    When we put these Ten and Eleven dresses in our annual Holiday Gift Guide they weren't for sale yet, but now they are! Treat yo' self. (Fashionably Geek)

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  7. 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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  8. Monty Python, Recut Into a Modern Trailer for a Serious Period Piece

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin star it what is certain to be this fall's breakout period piece. Previously in Monty Python

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  9. Allow Me To Taunt You With Monty Python and the Holy Grail LEGO Playsets That Don’t Actually Exist

    where does he get those wonderful toys

    Man. A few days ago we saw an awesome Jurassic Park LEGO set that you can't actually buy, and now there are these Monty Python and the Holy Grail sets that are similarly fictional. At least the Jurassic Park one might get made if enough people vote for it (VOTE FOR IT). Sadly, LEGO's Monty Python line is likely to exist only in the mind of Adam Monostori, aka Rifiröfi. Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

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  10. NASA Abandons Plans to Fully Repair Kepler, Hopes For New Mission

    So long, and thanks for all the exoplanets.

    NASA's Kepler spacecraft used to survey space to find potentially habitable exoplanets, but that was in the before time, in the long long ago. When one of its reaction wheels failed back in May the craft could no longer operate as intended, and now NASA is giving up on trying to get it back into full working order.

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