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Re: [Fluxx] Monty Python Preview Cards

  • FromAndy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 04 Aug 2008 18:00:04 -0400
Ah, but it's much funnier to call it a Sleeping Parrot even though the picture shows it's clearly a dead parrot. This puts the player into the role of the shopkeeper, insisting that the parrot isn't really dead. I think it's the contradiction between the picture and the words that really makes this card great.

--On August 4, 2008 10:54:35 PM +0100 Robert Morgan <the.real.dr.bob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I would think that "dead parrot" would be the best way to refer to the
scene or just "Norwegian Blue" .  I'm certain if I said the sleeping
parrot sketch most people would go "oh you mean the dead parrot


P.s. Hi all, long time lurker finally moved to post by Python mania!

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 10:26 PM, Andy Looney <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Just a quick question please... Is the "Sleeping Parrot" a finalized
>> card title?  Because in the Dead Parrot sketch, the parrot isn't
>> sleeping - he's "resting"  or "kipping on his back" but never
>> "sleeping."
> I think Sleeping Parrot is the best title for this card. Sure, it's not
> an exact line, but that's certainly the idea being expressed. So it's
> like Play It Again Sam - that's the best most memorable way to refer to
> that scene, even though it's not a real line from Casablanca.
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