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      CommentAuthorjackcheese
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMyNk8J1c8g

    Let it not be said that you don't get first dibs on things. Nobody (apart from those nice Seesmic people and their friends) has seen this yet. You are the first. Feel free to crow loudly about how privileged you all are, copy it, blog it, and generally tell the newspapers.

    OK? Happy now?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Well, when you put it that way.....
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Oh, hi John!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot! Yes, we are happy now, at least I am very happy...
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    I'm always happy. We just come here to complain ...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    I love the way you cackle. :shamed: It always makes me laugh.

    And yes, anyone with a 3-digit IQ knows that Sarah Palin is a doofus, but gosh darn it, woodencha just like to have a beer with her and then go out and shoot some wildlife? Seriously, she's Bush in drag, except she does an even better job of garbling candid statements. But she can't just be written off, because she's inciting the lunatic fringe to yelling hateful threats and comments. It's an interesting campaign from a number of perspectives.

    We've had 8 years of a drinking buddy administration. Time to let the so-called elitists have another go. (Except I don't think Obama is an elitist--whatever that's supposed to mean. Being able to hold your temper and speak eloquently off the cuff doesn't make you an out-of-touch snob.)
    • CommentAuthorsage62
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Thank you. Wonderful observations. Have you seen author,Frank Schaeffer's observations on the latest McCain rallies? He's a very interesting fellow. His new book, "Crazy for God" is wonderful. As a former right winger hyperfundie evangelical, I can really relate to his experiences.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Hey, I'm a recovering fundamentalist too! Glad to meet you, sage62! I haven't read that book, but it sounds interesting.
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    Why don't I hear anyone in this country saying this about Sarah Palin? The Big Cheese's comments are right on the money.

    Nice shirt on the interviewer, by the way!
    • CommentAuthorsage62
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Well, hello to you too! Yes, it's a wonderful book. It really helped me in my struggles about changing careers and leaving the vocational ministry. He's a very good author and still believes on God. He's just no longer a fundamentalist.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    There are plenty of people saying that about Sarah Palin. Their voices are getting drowned out by all the hollering, and those shouting headlines about the economy. Fareed Zakaria had a very good editorial on just this topic a couple of weeks ago in Newsweek.

    But it's nice to hear it from Mr. Cleese. Always nice to hear from people with a different perspective on America. Thank you, sir! And thanks for thinking of us. We do appreciate it. :whorship: :winkkiss:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    Thanks, jack:bigsmile:

    We are very privileged!!!
    • CommentAuthorzelda
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    Right on of course. .
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    jack: didn't you wear that same shirt for the Q&A session?

    Can't you afford new shirts anymore? Damn that Alyce Faye!

    I'm sorry, i'm a woman and it's my right to notice these pointless things and have a good old nag...it's what i do best unfortunately...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008
     
    Is it possible he did it on the same day as the Q&A? SSSD. LOL

    I miss the crazy ties. I always looked forward to seeing him interviewed because no matter what he wore, he always wore some loud tie that always looked just right on him. But he said he doesn't like to dress up. I wonder what happened to all the ties?
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 14th 2008 edited
     
    I don't know...answers on a postcard please!

    The crazy ties haha. I somehow can't imagine him sat in a suit and tie in that heat.

    I should still buy him one. A tie, that is.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    Maybe he auctioned them off on eBay to help pay for his divorce.

    "Godawful loud pure silk necktie worn by John Cleese to the Whatchamacallit Awards Show in 2000-splunge. Make an offer."
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008 edited
     
    Michal Palin is not the funniest Palin anymore?! :sad: Don't miss the Sarah's Flying Campaign!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    Yeah, but she's scary, too. It's hard to know how the campaign is going. It seems like Obama is a shoo-in, but analysts are analyzing it to death. They're wondering if people are just saying they'll vote for Obama because they're afraid of what people will say if they admit they're voting for McCain--and vice versa. So who knows? I'm going to be on the same space ship as Tina Fey if McCain gets elected.
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008 edited
     
    I tend to believe that other people would see the things the same way I do. I live in my own world where people prioritize such old-fashioned things as truth, integrity, wisdom, good. My little world is quite often shaken and I find myself speechless and broken. I guess I should have learned from history by now.

    Sorry everyone, I have been constantly frustrated with politics and scared of public opinion.
    Tilting at windmills can be quite exhausting. :sad:
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    KLARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back!!!!! How are you? Did you visit the website recently (on silly march)? I liked your earlier comment on Sarah-Michael-Palin...:bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    You come to accept things being unfair a bit more when you get older. Well, you learn to pick which things to fight and which things to let someone else fight. It's not quite the same thing as giving up--it's just realizing that it doesn't all depend on you.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008 edited
     
    I think he's probably auctioned off his entire wardrobe - including all of his shirts.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008 edited
     
    Just read this, from Christopher Buckley, son of William F. Buckley (deceased):

    "My colleague, the superb and very dishy Kathleen Parker, recently wrote in National Review Online a column stating what John Cleese as Basil Fawlty would call “the bleeding obvious”: namely, that Sarah Palin is an embarrassment, and a dangerous one at that."

    Is it a coincidence that John just went online to say that very thing?

    Buckley also says:

    "I am—drum roll, please, cue trumpets—making this announcement in the cyberpages of The Daily Beast (what joy to be writing for a publication so named!) rather than in the pages of National Review, where I write the back-page column. For a reason: My colleague...Kathleen...has to date received 12,000 (quite literally) foam-at-the-mouth hate-emails. One correspondent, if that’s quite the right word, suggested that Kathleen’s mother should have aborted her and tossed the fetus into a Dumpster. ... I don’t have the kidney at the moment for 12,000 emails saying how good it is [my father’s] no longer alive to see his Judas of a son endorse for the presidency a covert Muslim who pals around with the Weather Underground. So, you’re reading it here first.":rolling:

    Satan must be saying, "Is it cold in here, or is it me?" Because I thought hell would have to freeze over before I'd ever agree with a conservative.

    Here's the whole blog, well-written, not too long:

    Buckley

    I got this, because I watched John's 1:22 minute clip on Sarah Palin, then saw a link to a video called "When Conservatives Attack", which featured Elizabeth Hasselbeck (a foaming-at-the-mouth conservative on "The View", which is America's answer to "Loose Women") criticizing Sarah Palin. That clip was posted by someone who said his last name was Buckley, and gave a link to the blog. There are quite a number of prominent or at least well-known conservatives coming out against the McCain/Palin ticket, and not just because of Sarah Palin. All I can say is:

    YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY! :cheer:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008 edited
     
    This interview is all over the online news now.

    We were the first to see it.

    Because we're special!!!!

    This is all old news to us now - the online press really should speed themselves up a bit:cool:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    JC's quick interview is all over the online news? Where? I guess I don't visit the right sites.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    Yes, Lozzy!!!!!! And we must be grateful!!!!!!! Oh, John, it was a great honour!!!!!!! :whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    I can't find it anywhere but on YouTube. Did you mean the poem about Hannity? That's been all over the place.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2008
     
    No, his comment on Sarah Palin is online, indeed. I'll look for a link for you, MrsThing. It's in the Daily Mail, that's for sure, but I'm certain about that I saw it many more places too. It's also on the Pythonline, but it doesn't count in this case.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2008
     
    Oh, the British news sites. I googled "John Cleese Interview" and only got the Seesmic link. Oh, I see--I should have googled "John Cleese Palin". That got me LOTS of hits!
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2008 edited
     
    His poem about Hannity hahahahhaha! It's crazy!

    Wonderfully written John, welldone.

    I shall give you an A*.

    jack: I have made a thread about that Batteries Not Included documentary you have done/are doing...but you've most probably not ventured into that part of the forum so i shall just ask you again here if you don't mind.

    Do you have any information on when this programme will be shown? I know it's on that DAVE channel thingy isn't it...but that's about all i know.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 16th 2008
     
    Yes, it's a great poem, John! Well done.
    • CommentAuthorsage62
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2008
     
    Hows 'bout a poem about Bill O'Reilly?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2008
     
    All smiley
    Very wiley
    Opinionated highly
    Never shyly
    Often slyly
    Sometimes vilely
    Like Captain Bligh-ly
    Bill O'Reilly


    Nope. Definitely lacks the Cleese wit and accuracy.

    Sir?
    • CommentAuthorsage62
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2008
     
    But very creative nonetheless. Thank you.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    It's a good start, anyway, MrsThing!!!
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      CommentAuthorjackcheese
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    What election?
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008
     
    Good morning, sir! Sorry I missed you.

    You know, elections like this one are what prevent Americans from thinking about the rest of the world. That, and our natural predilection for analyzing everything to death. A headline like "Obama Takes Two Days Off Campaigning to Visit Dying Grandmother" is followed by a long list of "related" articles: pundits arguing about how this will affect the polls and whether or not that effect will change his chances on November 4; someone explaining in excruciating detail how McCain will take advantage of this windfall of public attention and what effect, if any, it will have on the polls and the election; and bloggers out the wazoo commenting on this latest turn of events. The comments will take the form of:

    a) This makes Obama a better choice for president because it shows he has strong family values,

    b) This makes Obama a worse choice for president because it shows a lack of commitment and too much self-interest on his part,

    c) Angry outbursts of "How can he take two days off with less than two weeks to go to the election?"

    and d) A few of the lunatic fringe rambling on almost incoherently about the dangers of having an America-Hating Muslim n****r in the White House who grew up in a foreign country (Hawaii)and who will never be a good president because he'll never be able to decide between his white side and his black side.
    Etc.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2008 edited
     
    what? what? what?

    what have i missed? what is jack rambling on about now?
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2008
     
    Oh...! John posted his message right after mine!!!!!! What a honour!!!! :whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::whorship::shades::shades::shades::shades::shades:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2008
     
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/ParrotPalin/WorldWideWadio/prweb1472774.htm

    looks like jack has become a popular figure on youtbe...everyone's making Sarah Palin parrot cartoons.:jumping:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2008
     
    "AWK! Palin wants a country!"

    How about Russia, dear? It's not too far...
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2008 edited
     
    Jack Cheese: OK? Happy now?

    Quite frankly I'm not.

    That is a simple ad hominem attack, not an argument or even a jumping off point for discussion; quite below the standards of a Cambridge man I would have thought. And while it may be of some amusement to the twittering classes, it's quite a waste of time.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2008 edited
     
    Nice to hear from you again, Gungas.

    I've been thinking about this for a bit. I don't think John meant to start the firestorm this thing turned into. Someone asked him his opinion; he gave it. He wasn't hosting a political discussion. If he had been, I'm sure he would have offered something a bit more even-handed and thought-provoking.

    If John were wrong about anything he said, I might agree with you. But he was right: she *did* receive training on how to deflect questions on topics she knows nothing about, if I can believe the mainstream news media and the few bits of the debate I listened to. When called upon to ad lib an answer to just about anything, the best she can do is drop buzz words and mangle syntax. Some of her sentences are just strings of unrelated phrases. Perhaps "parrot" is extreme, but it seems clear to me that she doesn't have an original thought in her head about how to run the country. I'm not even sure she understands McCain's policies and ideas--she hasn't said anything of substance about them. And that's pretty scary, given that she's poised to become not only VP but very possibly the president. I've been reading about her, trying to keep an open mind, trying to find something that makes her more qualified than either of the other two candidates, and I keep coming up empty.

    I think the real ad hominem attacks are coming from Ms. Palin when she says that Obama is "palling around with terrorists", and and from Mr. McCain when he drops the word "socialist" knowing that ignorant Americans will be shocked into voting Republican at all costs.

    I didn't think John (C.) was attacking Sarah Palin personally as much as expressing his complete disbelief in her qualifications, to the point where he doesn't think she knows what she's talking about. He's not the only one to be incredulous that anyone takes her seriously. Quite a number of people feel the same way.

    Including Garrison Keillor, who put it as eloquently as I can imagine is possible:

    Keillor on Palin
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2008
     
    I think it's a great interview, Gungas!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2008
     
    Is Gungas joking???

    Everyone to their own opinion i guess.

    I on the other hand enjoyed the interview...but i find it somewhat difficult to get involved with the whole American election because i am not American and i don't live there...so to me...whoever gets in, good luck to 'em. And you Americans too.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2008
     
    Sorry, I'm so tense about this election I can't see the satire in things sometimes. And after that thing from the religious right, which really ought to be satire, I'm even more tense. So if you were joking, Gungas, I'm sorry for missing it. :shamed: And if you were serious, well, what I said before. :wink:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     
    A bit of election humor for the homestretch:

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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2008
     
    :rolling::rolling::rolling:
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     
    I try to keep alive John's thread!!!
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
     
    But can you try and keep John alive? That is the question...