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Re: [Fluxx] Monty Python Feedback Feedback

  • FromKevin Welch <kawelch@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 5 Aug 2008 18:06:51 -0700 (PDT)
I have been out of town for three days and came back to 64 mesages... I was patiently reading all before responding...and there at the end was Carl referenceing XKCD which was what I wanted to do 60 posts ago.  Glad I waited....

call it a sleeping parrot... if you are truly a MP fan... you should appreciate that it has been made into fluxx and GET ON WITH IT

Anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of.

--- On Tue, 8/5/08, Carl Worth <cworth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Carl Worth <cworth@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [Fluxx] Monty Python Feedback Feedback
> To: "Fluxx Discussion List" <fluxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 7:40 PM
> On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 17:39 -0400, Andy Looney wrote:
> > their favorite bit, whatever that might be, is
> missing. Those issues are 
> > obviously at play here -- "resting" may be
> more canonical, but it's more 
> > awkward sounding and doesn't convey the essence of
> the situation as well 
> > "sleeping."
> > 
> > I just wish the shopkeepr had used the word sleep in
> the sketch somewhere 
> > instead of using so many odd colloquialisms...
> The odd colloquialisms are the essence of the sketch. But
> putting
> "sleeping parrot" on the card doesn't harm
> the memory of the sketch at
> all. "Sleeping parrot" plus the drawing of a
> clearly dead parrot
> captures the actual humor of the sketch on a card better
> than any other
> phrase, no matter how "authentic" that phrase
> might be when compared
> with a transcription of the sketch. In fact, it's the
> only suggestion so
> far that sets up any humor for someone entirely unfamiliar
> with the
> sketch.
> For backup, here's a great line from the xkcd comic
> that applies
> remarkably well to the current situation:
>         Does anyone else find it funny that decades later,
>         people are still quoting---word-for-word---a group
>         loved for their mastery of shock, the unexpected,
>         and defiance of convention?
>         [Full comic at http://xkcd.com/16/ ]
> -Carl (who fears he might be violating that sentiment just
> by joining
> this debate...)
>         *Honor* Monty Python: promote surreal humor.
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