[Edu-sig] From Kirby's corner...
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 16:23:24 CET 2006
> For my taste, you are getting your rap down way too well.
Wait'll you hear the music that goes with it! (I haven't yet either). ;-D
> For the record - I found it necessary to walk out of - yes - a Monty Python movie.
I had a lot of trouble with 'The Meaning of Life' when I saw it. I
was already feeling dark, ended up feeling darker.
> Limbs were being severed, and people were laughing. Wasn't in that kind of mood.
Hey, I understand. I've found MP's stuff hilarious, other times I
just wasn't in the right frame of mind.
That's how it is with humor. I'm not a fascist when it comes to
making others laugh (not even at my own jokes).
I like Ali G. quite a bit, when it comes to mentioning the talented
comedians of our day.
Paraphrasing from memory:
Ali to retired astronaut: when youz came to the moon, what was the
reaction of the peoples there?
Astronaut: What?? We never had any thought that the moon would be populated!
Ali: do you think man will ever walk on the sun?
Astronaut (stifling incredulity): No.
Ali G: how about in winter, when the sun is cold?
His interview with Pat Buchanan -- I've watched it several times -- is
a riot. Here's a blog entry with a link to QuickTime (still works,
just checked it):
> My sisters might think that the fact I couldn't sit through that at the time
> was a manifestation of mental imbalance.
> Trite stuff, your paragraph above, IMO.
S'OK. The question seemed kinda trite too. Fact is, we're gonna
explore some options. Call it a tsunami, call it what you will.
I don't see any high risk that these experiments in using Gnu Math to
make GUI TV will leave a lot of dead bodies in my wake (on the
contrary, more likely we'll attract geek girlz), so I'm gonna go for
Here's the *real* reason then: because I *want* to. And I'm not
asking you to laugh.
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