Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/11/21
It was never a big deal, we a forced to believe its a big deal because of the success of a Fish Called Wanda very popular in the USA. The thing is Ponty Python’s Flying Circus was never a big deal, just like anything else they want you to think about is a big deal its not however there are ways of making things big deals. Today’s article takes a look at a lot of these things and opens the lid on the British Broadcasting Companies entertainment strategies over the past 50 years. Adam Lovejoy reports is in London in wake of the announcement that the show is to be re-released in the west end as a play. Adam’s asking the question was Monty Python‘s Flying Circus a big deal?
In today’s article find out more about Monty Pythons’s Flying Circus Graham Chapman and; how does a television series from the seventies get to be a stage act some thirty years later?
Monty Python‘s Flying Circus as some of you remember was a TV show broadcast on the BBC starting in the late 1970′s. The humor was very unusual and it made a lot of comedians well-known.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus teamed up with some interesting people Eric Idle for example, the two Terry’s; Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. The sketches in the show often made in the art work shop were very left wing and it took a while for people to understand what they were laughing at. Since that time the left have taken more control of what goes on and things are already getting out of hand.
The BBC in the late sixties needed to expand ratings because viewers were not very happy, now reports about selling shows like Doctor Who on iTunes to British TV license owners whilst in America people got to download the Doctor Who TV series free.
The BBC said they would refund the difference after the complaints came in online from the Doctor Who fans. Does this mean the same thing is going to happen with Monty Python’s Flying Circus, well no one can really say. Anyway who cares anyone who is a fan of a Dead Parrot sketch, or still wanting to see reruns of that Spanish Inquisition sketch must be missing a lot of the essence of British comedy today.
We have come a long way since Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The one thing that makes people smile is when they hear a song called Always Look On The Bright Side of Life, during the nineties this song along with other popular songs like Jive Bunnies and Star Trekking were designed by Psychologists to uplift the nation. The lyrics when drunk make sense but anyone else will see right through these number one hits.
The success of any show has to follow a limited amount of options, one of them naturally is to make a film The Life Of Brian is a prime example of how Monty Python’s Flying Circus was repackaged and sold on video, then later DVD. By putting the show in the cinema it meant that parents were more pressured to go out and buy the box set for kids at Christmas.
This creates a conversation, where kids ask parents what that is all about and because the parents do not have an answer it actually makes them look as stupid as the comedians who piggy backed of the franchise. Now we are seeing a similar thing happen with the revival in the west end. Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the West End is following in the footsteps where other BBC prodigal musicians have failed Resurrection. From Spice Girls to Boy George. Not all the investments of the BBC have been in vain and there is no sure-fire way of predicting that TV license payers money backing these ventures will be lost. However if it fails, which chances are it might there is always next year and the year after that. If you want to help out the best thing to do is when it comes out go and see it for yourself, tickets will cost anything between 16 and 35 pounds a ticket, which is nothing when you compare to the price of a new XBox. Time to say it: Monty Python’s Flying Circus was never a big deal.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/10/23
R.F.Wilson reports from the East End of London: Here’s something that no mainstream economist would ever dare suggest: why not ask the criminal underworld to help sort out the British economy?
The mob has taken a hit with the news about the weather and the fuel. The economy has turned on its head. They definitions have moved into incomprehensible proportions and the dishing out of jobs to do is changing too. The data to support these new pockets of information.
Let’s get the godfathers introducing some sanity into economics for a change and a bit of roughing up as well.
Some people might object to this as morally wrong. Many people have been objecting to the mob culture and the methods have changed. The films capture the old methods as the mob moves into new ways of profiting around the world.
The political mob have been making a storm in a cup with Chancellor George Osborne and PM David Cameron are toting up the figures in 10 Downing Street, counting the notes, distributing and swapping brown satchels with next weeks notes. These compositions are secretly practiced in halls and churches around the city. Rehearsals start soon to counterbalance the scales.
The Big Jake provides a platform for the Chancellor to meet and celebrate with George, and other people. The Thames is a great place to fish for eels and all kinds of old furniture.
Years ago the culture was different, you had Queen Elizabeth I, knew all this stuff and got involved in all sorts of deals with pirates which freed up payments and gave enough dough to build the British Empire.
So it’s not like George and the gang would be doing anything out of the ordinary. How about asking the mob to help sort out the British economy?
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/10/01
Dan Majestic from Hollywood talks about special effects in films,superpowers of not so known superheroes from niche comic books. In this critique of comics you can find out more about clichés, and fantasy heroes like Captain Orgasmo,Bill Clinton , belly buttons,Bee Man and Mrs Marble Man. If Superheroes are your thing then try out this satirical article for size. Superheroes Battling Clichés (stirringtroubleinternationally.com)
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/18
Ted Obvious is in London taking a cynical look at publishing and puts the clock forward in a series of events describing how becoming popular thanks to a book can be more trouble than its worth.
In this interesting article there are some virtual points made about everyone having a book wrote about then, he creates the question “Imagine thinking after you kick the bucket a book is wrote” this in essence is true an obituary is often made and a speech needs to occur but by thinking a book will be wrote what do you want to be in that book. What have you done that is interesting, what kind of things would you like included in your book of choice. Don’t go down without trying the recommendations of today’s article.
The think sheet comes when you look at the future. Imagine this you have Trouble because you can no longer use the Tube and trains because of all those raving fans so when you write a book and create a life avoid any sensationalism.
So are you excited about your Book written all about you? Lean in listen to your own story and how it unfolds in life and on the page.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” Salinger, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” Dickens, ‘Oliver Twist‘
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/16
Here are a list of things that men do not find attractive in women, the first tip is crucial try not to laugh to loud in social settings. Ben Delicious is an expert in London who has observed thousands of women to find out what makes them look unattractive and the way laughter occurs is one thing men agree on is that laughing in strange ways can really destroy women’s beauty.
Find out what makes Russian men tick, and find out instrumental ways of not talking about your husband, or boyfriend to other people. In today’s satirical study observe how the woman in question announces to a large crowd her matrimonial status and watch how not a single member of the audience laugh at the events that follow. In short you will find out why it is that women are not beautiful to laugh loudly.
Attention Women and Laughter
Intimacy in public
Leona Lewis ‘Trouble’.
Cristina Kirchner, oil wells and Argentina
Of Cops bearing Horses As Gifts, And SBC Losing His Comedy
Helpful women s beauty articles
- Women:You Aren’t That Beautiful To Laugh That Loud (stirringtroubleinternationally.com)
- Signs and Wonders (naijahusband.com)
- Job Search / Beautiful women get more callbacks for job interviews, study says (jobmarketmonitor.com)
- Check Out How Much More Often Beautiful Women Get Callbacks (businessinsider.com)
- Boyfriend not Husband:Confusing Boyfriend Role With That Of A Husband (johneshiet.wordpress.com)
- Laughter Meditation? Are you serious? (stmarksmeditation.org)
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/11
BBC big wigs do it again and the members of Parliament have taken notes.
Thomas Mathew’s report from London about news filtering into the British parliament desk via the BBC big wig insiders.
Find out the massive justified payments agreed by the Commons Public Accounts Committee and read more about the squabbling going on behind the scenes.
Read also about Jenny Abramsky and the British Broadcasting Company payoff system. Its a state owned Corporation, though you would not think so judging by the amount of public relations Labour party promotions, its little wonder people say they like the ads more than the shows on rival channels like ITV.
The two Mark’s Mark Byford and Marky Mark Thompson from the USA juggling similar roles moving money from one account to another bleeding the company of all its resources.
New Broadcasting House has been doing a similar thing for about eight years, find out how the chairman of the Beeb has been rubbing shoulders with Hong Kong for a similar amount of time. Time out why over on Stirring Trouble Internationally.
Mathew Thomas strengthens this stupidity watch by revealing some interesting information about Margaret Hodge who is a go to medium between BBC Big Wigs And Members Of Parliament.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/10
He has been described as a Lilliput of a man. Ben Delicious reports from London about US rep John Kerry and President Barack Obama. The IRS and the American connection with the US Prez. Read all about leader examples in politics from Richard Nixon to Pol Pot and George Bush Junior in relation to Syria, John Kerry and the decisions to be made in the United States.
Reflections on the no-fly zone over Libya as an example of histories mistakes. Read all about the failed examples with the Colonel Gaddafi case, the failure of the Vietnam War over on Stirring Trouble Internationally, that and much much more about John Kerry and how chemical weapons in Syria are brewing similar possible mistakes.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/10
Space research funds pumped into the project to find out exactly what they already know is this weeks stupidity watch debate. Dan Majestic reports from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia in United States America about the space ship sent to the moon. Dan points out this is a new reviving of space exploration researching the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer something that NASA has been waiting to do that will eventually lead to an International Space Station an important goal for Space Research. You can read the rest of the article on the main website (Stirring Trouble Internationally).
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/09/01
Ted Obvious writes from London foreign ministries the United Nations in Syria the President Bashar al-Assad. Middle East and North Africa a duty free shop Remember the Wikileaks the Middle East. Today’s article over on Stirring Trouble Internationally is about Bashar al-Assad and other diplomats talking about Syria. Find out the latest news from the United Nations, Middle East, United States, Turkey and London.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/08/26
Anton Goryunov is in Oslo again talking about the US President Barack Obama and the European Union a few years ago and how the Norwegian capital gave out Nobel Peace Prizes. Read all about Herman Van Rompuy and European Parliament President. You can also enjoy some interesting reflections about the Nobel Prize Committee and how the EU Nobel Peace Prize was distributed. Read all about Thorbjoern Jagland, the Norwegian Nobel Committee leader in the EU Council of Europe.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/08/26
News from a New York Post about Bradley Manning, Eustace Mullins, Chelsea TV news Manning and Chelsea Clinton. Manning is sending out signals to President Barack Obama and here in the UK a few years ago Tony Blair received similar transitional, transactional messages. Plus Bo Xilai is being compared to Julian Assange who is currently living in an Ecuadorian embassy in London.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/08/07
A reporter in the Washington area talks about the White House and President Barack Obama 52nd birthday party. He adds contrast by looking at the topic of President Vladimir Putin and the recent G20 meeting scheduled cancellation in St Petersburg thanks to fugitive Edward Snowden defector of the US National Security Agency.
The American leader won the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway which may have changed his rescheduling on the G20 meetup. He is going near there to Sweden instead of Russia. George W Bush did a similar thing a few years ago.
You can find out more about that by watching the video above in this post with Jay Leno from the Tonight Show.
President Obama Cancels His Summit With President Putin. How Stupid Is That?
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/08/02
Dan Majestic reports from New York, Hollywood and television for young people. He has watched the TV show The F-word and explains the art of cursing with swear words on the show. He has taken a big look at the C-word and all the debates around the use of the word. He uses cynical and political correctness in his objective article to highlight verbal abuse these days. This is a blunt article about verbal abuse in entertainment and how it is creating a newly accepted objective terminology in the workplace.
He examines a piece of shit and what is looks like to him when watching people say these sorts of things on television.
You can also read about the recent interview on television with David Attenborough.
So is The F-Word Sparkle still intact, find out over on Stirring Trouble Internationally
Posted in the topic of lets be cynical Dan uses The f-word as an example of the new rules in language and has tested out the sparkle software in the image you see above. He takes swearing from under the carpet to what is going straight back in the bin to point out the abnormalities in things these days.
He also gives a nudge to watch an Attenborough interview in the TV archives this week with Bjork to show how comedy and classical music are converging together.
From this you will learn how to tell people to go away just like the celebs do on telly. You will also get a basic incite into being funny on stage.
More importantly you will be able to navigate around the English vernacular more when using swear words to make a point. You can also read the usual tips that are out there from New York west end comedy scene and a nostalgic reflection of George Carlin famous quotes to wet your appetite for good examples of using the “F-word”.
Stirring Trouble, F-Word
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/07/20
Assad it seems is bothering peoples views about Syria, representatives of the USA Barack Obama and John McCain chips in with the discussions. The United States Joint Chief of Staff have to observe Obama and never forget what happened to leaders like Richard Nixon and the situation with the Internal Revenue Service not forgetting the Osama Bin Laden blunder by Washington. Martin Dempsey reveals all in this interesting article.
Dan Majestic reports from Washington about rumours of war in Syria.
So what if the Islamists will be in power in Syria and two million people die? President Barack Obama’s
Richard Dimpsey, who runs the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has revealed at a Senate hearing that he has provided the commander-in-chief with all the option available to launch a military strike against Al Assad.
The FBI investigation accompanied by the Internal Revenue Service a similar investigation happened years ago with Richard Nixon, the media had a field day. Senator McCain is only too aware of what happened with the PoW losses in the sixties. Drones flying all over Syria so people can watch on television Assad as what happened with Osama Bin Laden in a previous mission. Are the yanks seriously considering invading Syria. Find out over on Stirring Trouble Internationally.
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Posted by Jm Bob on 2013/07/16
Todays la-la land entry is about David Cameron and goes into a little bit more detail about the UK Independence Party plus updates from the Tory party and little bits of info about George Osborne, Ed Miliband, The Guardian and their Liberal Democrats who help Labour to report the news.
R.F.Wilson reports from London about the Tory party and the way they feel about the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP for short. David Cameron Ed Miliband’s Liberal Democrats were basking popularity.
Two things in this so-called survey of public opinion. The Office of National Statistics George Osborne.
In La-La Land of opinion polls the Tories surge ahead in popularity while UKIP falls.
So now you know a little bit more about David Cameron and the UK Independence Party, you now take a look if you wish at the Tory party proposals mentioned over on Stirring Trouble Internationally with more information about George Osborne, Ed Miliband and get the latest news from the Guardian, the Liberal Democrats and Labour.
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