Tag: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

That’s Entertainment

The PTL Club: One of the funniest shows ever? Mark certainly thought so. John Cleese tells a story about the early days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, when the fledgling series was difficult to catch due to its erratic broadcast schedule. A friend of his from Newcastle managed to tune in one night and laughed..

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Future Shock

My ten-year-old self would have died at the revelation that this was coming one day. Dear Bob: If this letter reaches you sometime around the summer of 1979, then you have already wondered what it would be like to receive a letter from your future self. Well, wonder no further, because this is it. That’s..

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Funny Places

Tee-hee My brother Brian once encouraged me to tag along on a social call that did not appeal to me.  My reluctance was born from a previous visit that lasted much longer than I had anticipated.  Even though Brian assured me that we would leave for home whenever I liked, I wasn’t convinced that I..

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8 Letters For “Turned Down”

 You have to be good to grab the attention of renowned puzzlemaster Will Shortz. SPOILER ALERT!  This week’s post is about a crossword puzzle that I created and submitted to The New York Times.  For the most satisfactory reading experience, I advise you to attempt to solve the puzzle first.  To do so, you will..

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