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BostonBeaneater wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 12:15pm
WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:46am


Gerry was the first person to represent MA-3...but his successors (there were apparently 2 of them) have some of the best old time white folk names ever: Shearjashub Bourne and Peleg Coffin Jr.!
We have a wealthy history of crusty old white guys with stick up their ass names.
Here are a few:
Endicott Peabody
Leverett Saltonstall
Increase Sumner
Levi Lincoln Jr.
Tristram Dalton
Prentiss Mellen
Rufus Choate

He's a photograph of Rufus:
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Good ole' Rufus Choate.
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WestwayKid wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 8:47am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 12:15pm
WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:46am


Gerry was the first person to represent MA-3...but his successors (there were apparently 2 of them) have some of the best old time white folk names ever: Shearjashub Bourne and Peleg Coffin Jr.!
We have a wealthy history of crusty old white guys with stick up their ass names.
Here are a few:
Endicott Peabody
Leverett Saltonstall
Increase Sumner
Levi Lincoln Jr.
Tristram Dalton
Prentiss Mellen
Rufus Choate

He's a photograph of Rufus:
Image
Good ole' Rufus Choate.
In 1846, Choate convinced a jury that the accused, Albert Tirrell, did not cut the throat of his lover, or, if he did so, he did it while sleepwalking, under the 'insanity of sleep'. His successful use of sleepwalking as a defense against murder charges was the first time in American legal history this defense was successful in a murder prosecution.
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BostonBeaneater wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 10:13pm
WestwayKid wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 8:47am
BostonBeaneater wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 12:15pm
WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 11:46am


Gerry was the first person to represent MA-3...but his successors (there were apparently 2 of them) have some of the best old time white folk names ever: Shearjashub Bourne and Peleg Coffin Jr.!
We have a wealthy history of crusty old white guys with stick up their ass names.
Here are a few:
Endicott Peabody
Leverett Saltonstall
Increase Sumner
Levi Lincoln Jr.
Tristram Dalton
Prentiss Mellen
Rufus Choate

He's a photograph of Rufus:
Image
Good ole' Rufus Choate.
In 1846, Choate convinced a jury that the accused, Albert Tirrell, did not cut the throat of his lover, or, if he did so, he did it while sleepwalking, under the 'insanity of sleep'. His successful use of sleepwalking as a defense against murder charges was the first time in American legal history this defense was successful in a murder prosecution.
Somewhere, a metal band has titled their album Insanity of Sleep.
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*snort*
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 12:13pm
*snort*
There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
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Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 12:13pm
*snort*
There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 12:13pm
*snort*
There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 12:13pm
*snort*
There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
It's been some time since I've watched Holy Grail. Perhaps it feels over-cited (which isn't fair criticism, I know, but actually a compliment), so my go-to is usually Life of Brian, which appeals more to my cynicism, anyway.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:37pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 12:13pm
*snort*
There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
It's been some time since I've watched Holy Grail. Perhaps it feels over-cited (which isn't fair criticism, I know, but actually a compliment), so my go-to is usually Life of Brian, which appeals more to my cynicism, anyway.
My go-to is Meaning of Life, usually. I think I like its diversity and dark tone.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 7:59pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:37pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 1:57pm


There were sentiments to this effect in 2016 too, which was about the only good thing to come out of it. Still, supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
It's been some time since I've watched Holy Grail. Perhaps it feels over-cited (which isn't fair criticism, I know, but actually a compliment), so my go-to is usually Life of Brian, which appeals more to my cynicism, anyway.
My go-to is Meaning of Life, usually. I think I like its diversity and dark tone.
I'll bet it's been over two decades since I've watched it. The black humour definitely appeals, but my recollection is that I didn't care as much for the sketch style, rather than a larger narrative. Still, individual pieces are superb.
Back off, or I'll blow the roof off—with sound!

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 8:11pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 7:59pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:37pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 2:13pm

Help, help, I'm bring repressed! (I think of that line whenever a libertarian pulls out his pocket Constitution to argue why his expired coupons should still be accepted.)
It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
It's been some time since I've watched Holy Grail. Perhaps it feels over-cited (which isn't fair criticism, I know, but actually a compliment), so my go-to is usually Life of Brian, which appeals more to my cynicism, anyway.
My go-to is Meaning of Life, usually. I think I like its diversity and dark tone.
I'll bet it's been over two decades since I've watched it. The black humour definitely appeals, but my recollection is that I didn't care as much for the sketch style, rather than a larger narrative. Still, individual pieces are superb.
Eric Idle contends that if they had had just one more writing retreat they would have nailed a more unified narrative, but everyone was too scattered with their individual projects by then. I often wonder what could have been with that film, but I do love it.
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Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 8:46pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 8:11pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 7:59pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:37pm
Kory wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 4:31pm


It's without a doubt my very favorite Python writing and performing of all time. I constantly recite the whole bit on my walks.
It's been some time since I've watched Holy Grail. Perhaps it feels over-cited (which isn't fair criticism, I know, but actually a compliment), so my go-to is usually Life of Brian, which appeals more to my cynicism, anyway.
My go-to is Meaning of Life, usually. I think I like its diversity and dark tone.
I'll bet it's been over two decades since I've watched it. The black humour definitely appeals, but my recollection is that I didn't care as much for the sketch style, rather than a larger narrative. Still, individual pieces are superb.
Eric Idle contends that if they had had just one more writing retreat they would have nailed a more unified narrative, but everyone was too scattered with their individual projects by then. I often wonder what could have been with that film, but I do love it.
Interesting. So it's their Abbey Road beyond just the final shot—very good but still not unified.
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I watched most of the Meaning of Live last night, about the 2014 shows. It was pretty clear that TJ was into the beginning of his decline - and Cleese seems to have had little patience with him.
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Silent Majority wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 2:36am
I watched most of the Meaning of Live last night, about the 2014 shows. It was pretty clear that TJ was into the beginning of his decline - and Cleese seems to have had little patience with him.
There's especially that part during Crunchy Frog where Terry was reading his lines off a piece of paper and John swipes it and reads the whole thing to get it over with. But John's never been the nicest guy.
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