Python mascot proposal

Bud Rogers budr at localhost.localnet
Sun Dec 12 23:31:48 CET 2004

richard wrote:

> Having said that, don't forget that Python's name has *nothing to do
> with snakes*. Please consider sticking to the original roots of the
> language's name: Monty Python's Flying Circus. IIRC, Guido has said a
> number of times that he's not fond of using a snake for logos.

Some time ago while cruising a Barnes & Noble I found a Python book I
hadn't seen before.  I don't remember the title at the moment, and I
don't have the book at hand, but the cover had a large python staring
down at a small frightened rodent.  When I went to check out, the
person at the counter was a kind of frumpy librarian type.  She looked
at the cover and made some snide remark about frightening small
children.   I thought for a moment about trying to explain to her that
the cover art was an inside joke on an inside joke.  When I realized
how far back I would have to go to unwind all the references, it just
didn't seem worth the trouble. 

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