Latest Monty Python Stories

2009-02-03 16:28:48

The California owner of an escaped 23-foot-long python said the snake was found a day later basking in the sun in a neighbor's yard. Brandon Dennis, a college student and owner of Clarice the female python, said the 130-pound snake escaped from his San Luis Obispo home after 10 p.m. Sunday along with a smaller python that only made it as far as Dennis' backyard deck before it was captured, the (San Luis Obispo) Tribune reported Tuesday. Dennis said that while Clarice is tame, and the snake...

2009-02-03 15:38:03

The British Academy of Film and Television says it plans to bestow its BAFTA Fellowship on U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam at the upcoming BAFTA awards ceremony. Gilliam, a member of the former Monty Python comedy troupe, has directed the films Brazil, Time Bandits, 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the soon to be released The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which features the last big-screen performance of the late Heath Ledger. Gilliam is to be honored at...

2009-01-27 16:14:23

A British survey has named the Monty Python tune Always Look on the Bright Side of Life as the country's top alternative funeral song. The survey of 764 people, commissioned by the Children's Society, found the song from Monty Python's Life of Brian was the top choice among respondents, with one fifth of those polled saying they would like the ditty played at their funerals, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. The No. 2 alternative funeral song, chosen by 16 percent of respondents, was...

2009-01-24 16:58:16

British comedian John Cleese, known for his work with the comedy group Monty Python, is very fit and active at age 69, his girlfriend says. U.S. actress Barbie Orr, who says she's 27, said the Monty Python and the Holy Grail actor also has undergone medical and dental procedures to stave off the effects of old age, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. He takes a lot of vitamin supplements and eats really well and he works out. His arms are really muscular and he still has amazing legs, Orr said....

2009-01-20 08:00:00

Attractive New Price Point for 2-Way Vehicle Security Python Responder 460 and Clifford Matrix 1X Also Debut at CES VISTA, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Directed Electronics, a business unit of DEI Holdings, Inc., is pleased to announce an affordable new 2-Way security system: Responder 350 from Viper. Based on the bestselling Viper 350HV, Responder 350 uses the same platform, and installs exactly the same way - at an attractive new price point that lets Viper dealers reach out to new...

2009-01-05 20:27:29

A councilor in England's Calderdale borough said planned pigeon awareness days is an idea that could have come straight out of a Monty Python sketch. The pigeon awareness days are part of a report to Calderdale Council's health and social care scrutiny panel that also calls for removing eggs from nests as part of an effort to rid the town of Brighouse of feral pigeons, The Daily Mail reported Monday. However, the nearly $15,000 plan was ridiculed by Councilor Paul Rogan. There is only one way...

2008-11-30 00:48:22

An Australian woman says she hated snakes even before she found 14 young carpet pythons in her bedroom. Esther Honegger of Fannie Bay told The Northern Territorian she first noticed some of the snakes as she prepared for bed Wednesday night. I hate snakes and as I walked backwards and forwards I would see another one, she said. They were everywhere -- there was one curled around my bedhead, another around the bottom of the chair, and when I went outside there was one in the hallway, another...

2008-11-14 09:05:00

Historians have discovered that a Greek 4th century AD joke book features an ancestor of Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch where a man returns a parrot to a shop, complaining it is dead. The work entitled "Philogelos: The Laugh Addict," one of the world's oldest joke books contains a joke in which a man complains that a slave he has just bought has died, its publisher said on Friday. "By the gods," answers the slave's seller, "when he was with me, he never did any such thing!" First aired in...

2008-10-20 09:00:23

Representatives for "Monty Python's Spamalot" have announced the Broadway production of the medieval musical is set to close early next year. The show, which won the Tony Award for best musical of 2005, is scheduled to play its last performance at the Shubert Theatre Jan. 18, 2009. Based on the classic big-screen comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," the musical will have played 1,582 performances and 35 previews by the end of its Broadway run. The current cast of "Spamalot"...

2008-10-16 18:00:17

British comedian Matt Lucas has signed on to co-star in the fantasy-comedy series "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire," Comedy Central said. Best known for his work on the sketch comedy series "Little Britain," Lucas recently joined the "Mandoon" cast, which includes Sean Maguire, India De Beaufort, Steve Speirs, Kevin Hart, John Rhys-Davies, James Murray and Marques Ray Mascarinas. Currently shooting In Budapest, Hungary, the series is slated to premiere next spring, the network...

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2008-11-21 16:21:55

The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.