[lit-ideas] Re: Monty Python Upstaged by Reality

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 09:21:36 -0700

on 7/1/04 8:30 PM, Andy Amago at aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> A.A. Seen in this light, smuggling sheep makes perfect sense.

Until you think about the logistics--getting the sheep onto a small boat,
keeping them from bleating, getting them to *stay in* the small boat.  I was
thinking of the Monty Python sketch in which a shepherd is trying to teach
sheep to live in trees, the best line of which is, "They don't so much
perch...as plummet."

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon

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