Monday, November 17, 2008

Trivial News of the Day

For all you history buffs and lovers of trivial knowledge, let me just say to you that Monty Python humor isn't forty years old, but centuries old.
To quote the news article:
For those who believe the ancient Greeks thought of everything first, proof has been found in a 4th century AD joke book featuring an ancestor of Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch where a man returns a parrot to a shop, complaining it is dead.

The 1,600-year-old work entitled "Philogelos: The Laugh Addict," one of the world's oldest joke books, features a joke in which a man complains that a slave he has just bought has died, its publisher said on Friday.
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"By the gods," answers the slave's seller, "when he was with me, he never did any such thing!"


So now we all have the excuse of studying greek humor when watching Monty Python.

2 comments:

yellow m&m said...

Who needs excuses to watch Mighty Python? Not me!

Then again, this is a good rationalization when I should be doing homework. "It's research!"

But that is my excuse when procrastinating homework...

yellow m&m said...

Also: you've been tagged. Details are on my blog. :^D