"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mmmmm.... cheese

Peter Jackson makes a pop-culture reference:

[Danny Williams’] “preference” for the route no doubt stems from frustration with Quebec. Last spring’s ruling by Quebec’s energy regulator sent a maddening mixed message — a proclamation of open access combined with rejection of every proposal submitted by Nalcor. It was a little like Monty Python’s cheeseshop sketch, where the customer is assured there is cheese in stock, but told each requested variety is unavailable.
Indeed it was a little like that Python sketch.

Except that, unlike in the rational, practical, and not crazy universe populated by Monty Python characters, Danny Williams marched into the cheese shop but never actually ordered any cheese.

He then stormed out of the shop, feigned indignation that he didn’t get any cheese, and hurled ethnic invective against the cheese merchant, all the while being met with cheers from most of the chattering classes, and awkward silence from those discomfited by the demagoguery.

Great fighter, that Danny Williams.

He’s gonna get us that cheese we deserve.

He’s gonna get us that cheese.


At 2:22 PM, August 24, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...


1. Alcibiades

2. Cleon

3. Charles Coughlin

4. Adolf Hitler

5. Joe McCarthy



*Please feel free to insert a name of your choice .

DEMAGOGENVERFOLGUNG ... how is that for a word !

At 6:41 PM, August 24, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

We have a commenter named Polly, a column about the Lower Churchill, and a reference to Monty Python sketches.

Wait a sec... reminds me of... could it be?
Yes - Here is actual footage of a Newfoundland voter asking Danny Williams when the Lower Churchill is going to come on line.

At 6:52 PM, August 24, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

Polly has "The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus". 16 Ton Megaset ....

And now for something completely digital .

At 8:13 PM, August 24, 2010 , Blogger Ed Hollett said...

Aside from the fact Peter may still not have read the documents on which he commented, I was struck by the fact that there are now two uses of the parrot sketch in relation to recent managerial fiascos.

One was the cock-up at grad studies and now there's this one.

There's something in that but I haven't figured out the joke.

Meanwhile, I always thought that one of the local TV news shows should include a commentary on local politics that consists entirely of stringing together a bunch of Python VoxPops at random.

I can just hear Mr. Gumby now: "I fink he's got beautiful legs."

At 9:13 AM, August 25, 2010 , Blogger Polly said...

An Apology

We would like to apologise for the way in which poloticians are represented in this programme .it was never our intention to imply that politicians are weak-kneed political time servers who are concerned more with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than the problems of government , nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by denying free debate on vital matters in the mistaken impression that party unity comes before the well being of the people they supposedly represent , nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toads without an ounce of concern for the vital problems of today . Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby ulcerous little self-seeking vermin with furry legs .

The part that you can't read has been redacted due to its reference to alcohol and explict sexual practices ..... Monty Python's Flying Circus , circa 1972 ?


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