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 Ex-Leper at 2:09 pm November 04

I just thought that!

mrsCutout at 2:23 pm October 31

Omg! It's true afterall Python has affected everyone!

arkennedy: Awhile back I was at a bookstore and there was a little boy whose mother was showing him a book about birds. All of the sudden he shouted "ALBATROSS!!!" real loud. I'm guessing I don't have to explain why that made me think of Python :)

mrsCutout at 2:51 pm October 31

Hahaha! Lol

dancing_shoes_ at 11:02 pm November 01

Haha that's priceless.

Here Comes Another One: I watched 'The Wicker Man' today and the gravedigger reminded me of Gilliam!

The Ex-Leper: we read a poem in my literature class that made a reference to the Spanish Inquisition... I need not say more...

dancing_shoes_ at 11:03 pm November 01

And I bet you didn't expect it! (hehe)

the_thina: a friend of mine just asked on facebook what a heretic was. I answered, then someone else mentioned a book where a heretic had been burned alive by the spanish inquisition... and I guess you all know what I just HAD TO scream then. haha. at least my friend who asked in the first place understood what I was on about. ^^

Here Comes Another One: Today I was in the hairdresser's, and the lady told me to put my head down, and she started cutting, and I couldn't see anything, I could just hear the scissors ... then she said something v similar to 'sorry, was that your ear?'

Well, you can guess why that reminded me of Python. Very hard work not to laugh out loud!

Mrs Attila the Hun 93 at 9:21 am October 26

Hahaha, that made me laugh out loud xD

You sure she wasn't a tape recorder, or even a disguised female lumberjack...?

What a stupid question.

gruggywoof at 4:17 pm October 26

A lumberjill!

Here Comes Another One at 7:34 pm October 26

Hahaha! I did wonder ... and there might have been traces of blood in the sink ... sink Venice gondola ship iceberg Titanic death frozen DiCaprio gitface!

The Ex-Leper at 10:39 pm October 29

did she look suspiciously jumpy when you entered?

Here Comes Another One at 9:27 pm November 01

Well, she did look a bit distracted! :-p

J.Gambolputty: Every time I see or hear about someone saying "clown" I think of Medical love song..
(This may be useless but it says: .."I'm your spirochaetal clown")
And today my finnish teacher said "and now for something completely different" in finnish. I don't know did he know where it was from, although I started to laugh a bit.

katithepythonfan at 12:37 pm November 01

I think she knew... I'm Finnish and the phrase is easy to recognize even when translated.

The Ex-Leper: somebody was talking about a Hungarian-English dictionary in one of my classes the other day and I only wish another Python fan had been around to share the moment with me

Here Comes Another One at 6:08 pm October 25

Oh yes, isn't it terrible when you have to suffer alone?!

The Ex-Leper at 10:37 pm October 29

It is! and I hate when I voice the reference quote or sketch outloud and people look at me like I am insane and all of my friends get annoyed because they know how much of a diehard fan I am and it annoys them for some reason D:

Here Comes Another One at 9:28 pm November 01

I don't know why it would annoy anyone. If I was them I'd just be really curious and want to see what all the fuss was about!

killerrabit444: my brother takes a latin class and everytime he's doing his homework i think of the part in life of brian where he's writing go home romans and the guard comes up to him and is explaining how to conjugate the verb and whatnot very random i know

Lvndr HppE at 8:57 pm October 25

Not so random, I'd have the same thought.

killerrabit444 at 12:12 pm October 26

yes and on the periodic table nickels symbol is ni hmm wonder what that reminds me something to do with a shrubbery or something lol not too expensive though

Lvndr HppE: A bunch of us were sitting around, talking about what we wanted to be for Halloween. Thats when one of the guys talked about being a lumberjack. I then imagined him in women's clothing, hanging around in a bar and started laughing.

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killerrabit444 at 3:46 pm October 25

thats funny i'd say that to

J.Gambolputty at 8:11 am October 26

That's a real good one. By the way, I've decieded to dress as a Gumby if we have somekind of dressing thingy at my school. Probably makes people think..

Not that late: My father brees chicken and sometimes I have to help him to feed them. Last week I went by myself and I found one of the chicken dead, I called him and he couldn't believe it, he asked me "are you sure it's dead?" and I answered "Look, I know a dead chicken when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now!"

I feel bad about the chicken, poor little thing, but it was a joke sooooo easy, I couldn't resist.

Sgt. Looney at 4:15 pm October 28

aahahaha, that's a great one!!!
and don't worry, i know what ya mean....but hey, at least ya didn't start banging the thing all over! ;)

Here Comes Another One: Was just reading a newspaper article from 1842, and my eyes alighted upon the word BURMA!

the_thina: the song surabaya johnny. dont know about the english version, but in the swedish the word BURMA is in it. haha. at 00:26 he sings "och du kom från BURMA hitåt" witch translates to "and you came from burma this way" ^^

the_thina at 4:28 pm October 22

another version where you might hear it better. 01:15 in this one. ^^

the_thina at 4:33 pm October 22

AND its in the german version as well! haha 00:09

Here Comes Another One at 9:50 pm October 22

Haha! :-)

the_thina at 10:01 pm October 22

wonder if brecht was into python.... hmmm... no? haha

Here Comes Another One:

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mrsCutout at 3:52 pm October 22


Here Comes Another One: I gave a paper today and one of the women in the audience was coughing all the way through it - made me think of Anne Elk (Miss). :-)

the_thina: think I had told this before, but I say it again. I went to art-schools for 6 years of my life. and in art-school you have art-history, where you basicly get shown slides and the teacher talk a bit about the painting, the style and the artist.
and this one time, my insomnia had been hard on me, I was half asleep in art-history class and had enterd the stage of tired when everything is really really funny.
and the birth of venus came on the slide-show, and naturally I thought of gilliams animation and formally exploded in giggeling. my class-mates did not get what was so funny, but the teacher did, he later said something like "yes, I would like to have a class about gilliam"
and I still cant see that painting without starting to laugh

gruggywoof at 8:28 am October 23

That's great, good on your teacher for picking up on such a subtle reference! (Suppose you never did get to do a class on Gilliam?)

the_thina at 9:30 am October 23

haha, no, never a class on gilly. but man, that would have been soooo great!

killerrabit444 at 6:23 pm October 25

ha my science teachers a python fan so we have discussions on it all the time

Mrs Attila the Hun 93: I was reading the Bible... like you do (:-P) and I spotted something really weird (In my opinion, anyway.) I quote:

And the sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. - 1 Chronicles 8:35

I'm sorry, but I had to laugh, even if it's spelt wrong and it's in the most boring book in the Bible XD

thewastelandr at 3:30 pm October 14

Hahaha... love it! I usually glaze over those passages, so good for you for pressing through them and finding something amusing!

Not that late: This is not "a thing" but recently I took a trip and it was more than eight hours of flight, people were walking up and down the hallway of the plane to stretch their legs and I felt tempted to do a silly walk, to stretch mine.

Finally I didn't but I had fun, in my head anyway.

Mrs Attila the Hun 93: Slightly off topic, but I was in College a week ago and we were cooking (something involving potatoes, can't remember) and Keith, my teacher was getting something out the fridge and he said (this is completely true):
"And now for something completely different... A man with three buttocks."
I tittered very much. My friends had no idea what the heck he was talking about, but since he comes out with random things all the time anyway, they just ignore him XD
And around November/December last year at College, both Keith and another teacher named Ian started singing 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot' to each other during this competition thing we had. Again I had to laugh :D

Lvndr HppE at 7:43 am October 06

Nice. I wish I had a college professor who quoted Monty Python. Although, I did have an astronomy professor who played "The Galaxy Song" one day as we were walking into class.

Here Comes Another One: Nearly everything reminds me of Python. What can I say? It's an illness. Not that I'm particularly keen to cure it. :-p But it's also their fault for making such widely applicable comedy. For example, I had to conduct tutorials on French witch-hunting yesterday, which included discussion of Cardinal Richelieu - and I was telling my students about him, feeling quite clever, then I realised where I'd got my knowledge from - and then I thought: 'Curse you Inspector Dim, you are too clever for us naughty people.' And then I thought of Cardinal Richelieu as Petula Clark ... and then Napoleon as the R101 disaster, one of my all-time favourite Python moments ... and I had to manage not to laugh out loud. Yep, serious academic, that's me. :-)

killerrabit444 at 4:11 pm October 26

wow i think we must have the same disease!