Things that make us think of Python

Sometimes there are things not really related to Python that make me think of Python. Since I doubt I'm the only one that happens to, I decided to start this thread so if anyone else has things that make him or her think of Python he or she can share it here.

To start us off, there is a candy company called "The Gilliam Candy Company". I don't think I have to explain why that makes me think of Python :) although as far as I know Terry's family doesn't own it. They've been around since 1927 and as long as I can remember that has been my favorite brand as far as hard candy is concerned.

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the_thina at 1:27 am February 15

"en idiot på resa" if I remember correctly, or something very similar. its got idiot and resa in it anyway. haha. svt I think

Tanya_Birklid19 at 10:10 pm February 14

Oh! I think the English verison is 'An Idiot Abroad', pretty sure that's what it is.

the_thina at 1:28 am February 15

yeah, its sounds right. as I said, not seen much of it at all...

Miioo: I walked by the kitchen table and saw a brochure for my mom's upcoming trip to the United States and the name of the travel agency was Albatros Travel so of course I started shouting 'Albatross, albatross!'. :)

the_thina at 3:13 pm February 14

haha. did she get it?

Miioo at 3:28 pm February 14

No, she doesn't know anything about Monty Python. When I told her last year that Eric had visited Malmö (where we live) and the Nöjesteatern for the (then) upcoming premier of Spamalot, she just said "who?" And I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. Here I've been an avid Python-fan for seven years and talk about it quite alot, and tell her all sorts of things about MP and she has no idea who Eric Idle is!? Gahh, she has the memory of a goldfish.

the_thina at 1:32 am February 15

hahaha. oh well, my mom dont know their names, not even johns name, but she does know their faces. but she does have a real sickness that makes her forget close to everything so that is ok.
oh, so eric really did come here then? I read in interview with him in aftonbladet then, but it didnt tell if he was here or if they done it over the phone.

Miioo at 11:43 am February 15

Yes, he met the press and the actors at a rehearsal (I think) in Malmö last year, can't remember exactly when, though. I sooo wanted to see Spamalot in Malmö, but as a student my pockets are quite empty, like, all the time.

l_wojcik: So, I was walking to the caf at University with Tess and this woman representing a campus organisation approached us. The woman said to Tess, "Excuse me, Miss?" (Same inflection as Cleesey, oddly enough!) Tess responded, "What d'you mean 'miss'?".I couldn't help it, I just had to laugh.

a_nervous_wreck: I went to see the supercross race at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday, and when my mom showed me the tickets, the first thing I thought of was Graham saying, "Ooh, motocross!" From the Light Entertainment War episode

Here Comes Another One at 9:56 pm February 07

I think I'm gonna start saying that whenever any sport comes on TV at all.

Miioo: I just saw an episode of Americas Next Top Model, where they had to walk on a runway made of treadmills and this girl who wasn't very good at keeping balance said "I felt like such a gumby" and that made me think of one of my all-time favourite sketches, Gumby brain specialist. :D

the_thina at 3:24 pm February 07

haha! oh I feel like such a geek when I watch that show, but I cant help that I find it kinda interesting. photography is in my blood, and I think its cool watching real photographistst (is that the right word?) at work

Holly at 9:47 pm February 07

(photographers) but I love the way you talk, so I wouldn't change a thing.

the_thina at 3:01 am February 08

oh, of course. when i get tired my english skills go down in a dramatic way. haha. but thank you dear! :)

l_wojcik: There was a woman who walked through the Caf at University today wearing this very long, very black hooded robe- coat- thingy. She looked like one of the monks from Holy Grail. Before I could say anything, my friend Carli started doing the chant. I couldn't help but laugh hysterically.


Of course sometimes I go out of my way and PUSH an issue, just to make a few Python Points. Like this (Sorry, I put my Python Memorial Garden in the cellar)!

BroMaynardG at 6:34 am February 06

Yes Biggles, I also have Anne Elk, a Moose (with squirrel), and an Urn (which brings me back to the point of this Post - things in everyday life that reminds one of the Pythons. Well cooking with Basil is a dead giveaway. But a simple URN? Well, David Bowie "Ashes to Ashes" SPIT! I laugh when I use a Dustbuster!). {But then of course, no-one understood when I sent out Valentine Chocolates, claiming they were made by The Whizzo Chocolate Company.} Their loss!

Here Comes Another One at 4:52 pm February 06

Hahaha! I would have written back and said I'd had my cheeks pierced and wondered why the almond whirl was so particularly crunchy!

I'm hopeless too - everything that could be slightly, implicitly, in any way linked with Python, my brain manages it.

BroMaynardG: Oh, you mean like The Beatles' song "Get Back"?

"Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman,
But she was another man."

STAN: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me 'Loretta'.

arkennedy at 10:50 pm February 06

I haven't heard that song in a long time but I think from now on whenever I here "Get Back" I'll think of Python as well :)

the_thina: I am watching "the brothers lionheart" now. I wont bore you with the plot, you can read about it here: but I highly recomand you reading the book, its beautiful and very lord of the rings-like.
anyway, got to the bit where the two main characters (the brothers) sets off to free a prisoner in a cave. the movie is a fairly low-budget story from the 70s (but with amazing actors) so the effects are a bit iffy. and jonatan points at a castle clearly made of cardboard and says to karl "thats tengils castle!" and I could just hear a trumphet-fanfare and gilly going "its only a model!"

Jatta at 1:21 pm February 05

Oh my gods, I LOVE that book! It's one of my childhood favourites, never seen the movie though, but I can imagine just what you mean :D

the_thina at 1:35 pm February 05

yes! one of the best things with beeing a swede is growing up with astrids books and the movies based on them! its LOVE, pure and simple! dont know if you are one of the finnish people that somewhat understands swedish, if you are you can see the whole thing on youtube, just search "bröderna lejonhjärta the movie" it has subtitles, but they are also in swedish...

Jatta at 1:51 pm February 05

oh yes,all her books were wonderful, Ronja Rövardotter was my other favourite.. still got the books somewhere... should really read them again. and thanks for the tip, I think I can manage with Swedish, growing up in bilingual town sometimes helps :)

the_thina at 2:05 pm February 05

yes, I love ronja too, that movie is amazing as well btw. :) and then of course pippi is another favourite. but all her books and characters are amazing. :)
and happy that I could give you the tip, and hope you will enjoy the movie! the actors playing mattias (grandpa) and orvar are two of swedens best actors, sadly both of them are dead now. if you could not find it for some reason here is a link to part 1:

Jatta at 2:26 pm February 05

Oh Pippi, every girls rolemodel :)
Thanks for the link... I'll save it for better time :)

the_thina at 3:00 pm February 05

haha, yeah! from a feministic point of view astrid is really interesting. have you thought of that? the girls in her books are all very girl-powery, but the boys are usually a bit more... weak is not the right word, but they dont go and kick ass in the same way the girls do.
oh, do tell what you thought of it when you seen it. :) its a shame you could not see it as a kid tho, but since you know the story from your childhood it should be allright. :)

Jatta at 4:38 am February 06

Actually I have been thinking about it. That's probably what made her stories so appealing to a little girl. It wasn't all about the prince always saving the day and rescuing the oh so helpless little princess. And I found it (and still do) very refreshing :)

the_thina at 8:09 am February 06

yes, it is, and keep in thought how old the books are, the earliest ones over 50 years old, and that makes it even cooler.

Jatta at 12:35 pm February 06

Oh yes, Lindgren was one hell of a Lady :) In a very good way

the_thina at 1:16 pm February 06

that she was in deed! :) have you ever heard her voice btw? have a few of her audiobooks read by HER and they just makes me happy. she was the best fairytale-lady ever and her voice was so calming.

Here Comes Another One:

Just watching the 1998 version of The Parent Trap & it's a lot funnier when you imagine Eric Idle as Meredith ...

The Ex-Leper at 9:04 am February 05

HAHAHAHAHA I am going to have to watch this movie again just so I can do that

Here Comes Another One at 9:41 am February 05

:-) Excellent ... oh, and it's also hilarious to imagine Michael Palin as her slightly camp assistant, Richard.

a_nervous_wreck: Okay, a long time ago, we used to have a ball python named Bingo, and we had her till we moved for the third time, then we gave her to my big sister, and then a year later she died. And a few days ago, my sister came by, and she had a faux snake skin purse with her. I immediately asked if she'd made Bingo into a purse, then I went up to the purse, and yelled to the shoulder strap, "HELLO MONTY!! I MEAN BINGO!!!" I just thought I'd share that with you guys

The Ex-Leper: I was eating with some friends and one of us was talking about people throwing up in restaraunts and... well... I am sure you know what I thought of...

Lvndr HppE at 8:59 pm January 30

Mr. Creosote!!! Eww.

Mrs Attila the Hun 93: I was watching a comedy called Benidorm on TV, and this tranny is about to leave a Spanish restaurant and he asks the waiter:

"You don't fancy comin' back to my place, d'ya?"

After a long pause, the waiter responds, "Yeah, all right," and they walk off together.

Me and my parents started laughing and my Dad says in a very triumphant way that that's from Monty Python. Congratulations, Captain Obvious xD

Here Comes Another One at 10:08 pm January 30

LOL! So Benidorm's a Python poacher eh? I've never watched that show but it's gone up a tiny bit in my estimation now!

J.Gambolputty at 1:04 pm January 30

I think I've watched this series once or twice. Wasn't it that the characters were on holiday all the time or something like that?

Mrs Attila the Hun 93 at 2:11 am January 31

Yeah, more-or-less. It's mainly about the typical British chav family from Manchester who go to this hotel and stuff happens and they meet other holiday makers consisting of a gay couple, some posh gits who aren't supposed to be there and a couple of swingers. That's it in a nutshell really.

The old granny in the mobility scooter cracks me up.

J.Gambolputty at 12:04 pm January 31

Yes! I've watched this! And I remember laughing a lot :D

champagneeyes: I remember when I was watching The Fountain with a friend. When the Spanish Inquisition torture/execution scene started, I turned to her and whispered, "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition." She said she was thinking the same thing. LOL. I was always joking about holy hand grenades when my baby cousins had a pet rabbit with a mean personality.


this is a sandwich-spread that has been around in tois countrey since I was a small kid (that is, for at least 25 years) i dont know if it is made in france or just supposed to sound exotic, but anyway... "fetche la vace!" XD

champagneeyes at 8:15 am January 29

Yeah, that is called Laughing Cow here in the U.S. It is yummy.

the_thina at 8:45 am January 29

yep it is very tasty. :)

Lvndr HppE at 1:00 pm January 28

We have that here. I believe it's called the laughing cow cheese.

the_thina at 7:44 am January 29

in swedish its called "den skrattande kon" wich means "the laughing cow" so, yep, same name here. wonder where it IS made, if it really is frence, since it has both frenche, swedish and norweigan on the package here and existst in america as well...

the_thina at 9:52 am January 28

woops, spelled it wrong, but then again, I never took french in school. "fetche la vache!"