BBC Comedy Boss Says Comedy Should Be Politically Correct Rather Than Funny

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After the head of BBC comedy Mark Allen commented that TV shows like Monty Python’s Flying Circus could not be made today because they were “too white, too posh and too politically incorrect” and that audiences were tired of the “metropolitan, educated experience” and craved sketch shows and sitcoms with a “sense of place” rather than “six Oxbridge white blokes.”

Ex Python John Cleese has defended the iconic comedy show, calling it “remarkably diverse for its time.”

Referring to Allen as the “head of social engineering,” Cleese defended the diversity credentials of Monty Python, joking that the show would meet the state-funded broadcaster’s diversity targets as it had a “poof” – referring to the late Graham Chapman – and “no slave owners.”

From its beginning in 1969, Monty Python’s Flying Circus ran as a sketch show of half – hour episodes until 1974 was followed up by a series of movies which have since become cult classics including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty’ Python’s The Meaning of Life, and The Life of Brian, which lampoons the life of Jesus Christ, all of which it must be said, generate more laughter among the BBC’s beloved “16 to 24 demographic” that the parade of sad, self loathing losers paraded in the BBC’s current comedy output. These posh, ethnically and sexually diverse but monoculturally untalented millennials tend to take the stage, spout ten minutes of extreme left wing propaganda, five minutes of middle class angst and conclude with one of three standard punchlines: (1) Aren’t Conservatives horrible, (2) Isn’t Donald Trump horrible, (3) White people are all racists.

Surreal and absurdist in style, Monty Python often pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable at the time, in sketches featuring cross dressing and poking fun at Britain’s class structure.

In the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which mocks Arthurian legend, class-conscious peasants of an “anarcho-syndicalist commune” discuss the merits of constitutionalism with a feudalist King Arthur.

The Life of Brian meanwhile, sees Eric Idle’s Stan, a member of anti-Roman independence movement the People’s Front of Judea, express his desire to “be a woman,” requesting from then on that he be called “Loretta” by his (“or her”) fellow revolutionaries.

Cleese,78, also  accused Allen of being “the latest in a long line who don’t really know what they’re doing,” at the BBC, recalling that executives at the corporation in the 1960s were skeptical of the Monty Python’s merits when the show was first pitched and aired. In the
Python era it was regularly the case that what was hated by authority was loved by the public, now it seems what is loved by authority is ignored by the public, while thirty year old shows on archive channels pull bigger audiences than the politically correct shite of the current output.

 

 

 

 

The Killer Joke

I hear that Cameroink is vacillating about joining the attack on ISIS in Syria, torn between his desire to keep his tongue up Obama’s arse and the growing feeling of heaviness in his lower bowel as he contemplates the likely consequences of pissing of Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping.

What Cameron needs is a weapon that will frighten ISIS so much they will surrender, without looking as if it is being used to bring down the Assad regime which is supported by Russia and China.

Something like this for example:

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No Poofters

As Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (the screechers favourite statesman) pledges he will do all in his power to stop marriage between people of the same sex being made lawful in Australian and the Australian gay community erupts in outrage, we reflect that while Social Media gives the impression that there are no longer any straight men of women in Australia we reflect that it is not long since Australians were proud to say there were ‘no poofters’ in the country. As this factual documentary illustrates.

From Breitbart, London
Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott is no fan of gay marriage. At a personal level he has described himself as “probably the last holdout for the traditional position” in his family – a reference to his outspoken lesbian sister.

Last month Mr Abbott reaffirmed his view on gay marriage, with a spokesman telling the media: “The Prime Minister’s position remains the same as it has always been… he supports the current policy that marriage is between a man and a woman.”

At the political level that personal belief has held just as true. As recently as last May, Mr Abbott ruled out a national referendum on the matter after the Republic of Ireland voted in favour of constitutional changes to allow same-sex marriage.

Mr Abbott said “questions of marriage are the preserve of the Commonwealth Parliament. Referendums are held in this country where there’s a proposal to change the constitution. I don’t think anyone is suggesting the constitution needs to be changed in this respect.”

That was then and this is now. Today Mr Abbott is facing increasing pressure from some elements within his own coalition and opposition Labor Party to allow a conscience vote on the matter to go before the Parliament during this term.

This blog never needs an excuse to post a Monty Python clip, but if somebody gives us one (oops, pardon) we will happily take it. Thanks Tony, you’re an Okker legend mate.

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Your Lupins Or Your Life! EU Bureaucrats To Ban Your Favourite Flowers

Remember the incompetent highwayman Dennis Moore from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, come on you must know the song, “Gives to the rich, steals from the poor, Dennis Moore, Dennis Mooore, Dennis Moore.” It wasn’t only that which made him incompetent of course but his M O of refusing money, gold, jewllry and other valuables and demanding “You Lupins or your life.”

In the latest case of life mimicking art, the bureaucrats of the EU are now planning to point a pair of loaded regulations at you ad demand not only your luipins or your life, but your rhododendrons, buddleia, hydrangeas and cistus. EU bureaucrats are working towards giving themselves powers that would allow their inspectors to remove any plants on the Brussels hit list.

Garden favourites such as the Virginia creeper and Hottentot fig are likely to be top of the list along with several types of rhododendron. The aim is to eliminate invasive non-native species that threaten to cause problems in the countryside. However, the Royal Horticultural Society last night expressed its concern at the secrecy behind the decision-making and warned that whole species, including garden hybrids, could end up being banned. Under the new rules, authorities will have the power to come into people’s homes and destroy plants, including popular shrubs such as cotoneasters, which could well be on the banned list.

Eurosceptics suspect however that the move has more sinister undertones. The EU is furtively negotiating a trade treaty, the Trans Atlantic Trade Agreement which like the notorious trans Pacific Partnership goes way beyond trade to facilitate the transfer of sovereign powers from nation to corporations. And many fear the new powers now being sought will be used to ban the planting of legacy seed varieties to ensure only GM crops can be planted.

Well they aren’t going to sell us GM foods that’s for sure.

The measure, which would prevent the import, transportation or ownership of a banned plant, will be voted on by the European Parliament next month. In spite of a year-long consult­ation, it is still unclear just how many species will be subject to the ban or what criteria are being used to compile the list. The RHS’s chief scientist Dr John David said: “Our concern lies around the definition of species they are using. It’s so inclusive that totally innocuous plants could become subject to the regulation. Continue reading at The Tap

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Ragnarok – Spammageddon Is Upon Us

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Ragnarok, the Viking Armageddon is almost upon us. Some plank has wasted part of their precious time on the planet calculating the date on which the final battle between the Norse Gods and the forces of darkness will take place. And it is on February 22 this year. yes folks just ten days away, only a week and a half left to eat Spam, drink beer and swive flaxen haired maidens (if you can get hold of any – if not, bleached blondes will do).

In case you didn’t know Ragnarok is the final, bloody battle between gods and heroes, and the assorted baddies or north European myth including trolls, goblins, elves (not cutesy pie ones with wings but nasty pieces of work like dragons like Nidhogg which will emerge from Nifleheim, the nether world and chew through the sapwood of Yggdrasil, the tree of life. Oh and the Midgard serpent will eat its tail.

According to that unimpeachable source the tourist brochure published by the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, Ragnarok is due in just a few days. Makes one wonder why they bothered with a brochure for the 2014 summer season when Skoll the ice wolf is going to swallow the sun and refuse to sick it up.

Ragnarok does promise to be quite a spectacle however, Angrbodr, the she demon, mother of all evil with have a really bad bout of PMT, the Earth will split open, releasing the inhabitants of Hel. As they attack the ice giants of Jotunheim come crashing over the horizon, the dead heroes of Valhalla led by Odin and his twelve berserkers and including my ancestors Erik Bloodaxe and his best mate Thorfinn Skullsplitter will rush down from heaven to fight them.

There will be – among other highlights – a giant serpent writhing out of the sea, the aforementioned Skoll eating the polar ice cap because he’s learned that swallowing the sun was an extremely bad idea, Himinhrjot the giant man eating Ox eating giant men, Garm the hellhound will escape and my favourite, a ghost ship made from toenail clippings will attack cities and villages. It all sounds like the auditions round of The X Factor.

Just like classical mythology, the Bible and Shakespeare, the Norse myths can be traced like a thread running through Western culture and yet nobody has ever thought of teaching them in schools. Not surprising in this politically correct era, all the raping, pillaging and plundering would have bleeding hearts in a right old tizzy and the goblins, elves, wizards that Wagner and the Nazis adored makes it a tad embarrassing for the rest of us to admit an interest. As J RR Tolkien said, “that bloody little ignoramus Hitler ruined the Norse myths for everyone”.

The best revenge against The Fuhrer then is to reclaim the myths he hijacked and return them to their true place in cluture. Or at least get to know them before Ragnarok. Happy swiving.

Enjoy a Viking feast with Monty Pythons Flying Circus:

Link to video: http://youtu.be/g8huXkSaL7o

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SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM

The Spammers are back. I just spent half an hour clearing spam comments from my blog. I used to be very lazy and let spam comments go unless they particlarly offended me (e.g. Payday loans ads and for some season Ugg Boots)

But unfortunately blog.co.uk were hit with a Google ‘spam site’ penalty which killed our traffic and proved more difficult to get rid of than syphilis.

So ignoring the links to online gambling sites and other such crap is not an option this time round. From now on the only SPAM Boggart Blog will accept is the pink stuff.

Monty Python – The Spam Sketch

Death To The Infidel. Oops Sorry.

Al-Qaeda publicly beheading prisoners and posting videos on YouTube is gruesome and barbaric. Al-Qaeda mistakenly beheading and publicly displaying on video one of its own commander’s heads is like something from Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Judean Peoples’ Front Suicide Squad from The Life Of Brian:

Islamist rebels in Syria have done just that however (and yes, these are the people Obama and Cameron wanted to hand that nation to.

A public execution that was filmed and then posted online in a video brought to light the error. Members of other Al Qaeda affiliated Islamist groups recognized the bearded head to be that of one of their commanders. A BBC reporter in Syria said:

“In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham group, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They described the executed man as being a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad.”

Unfortunately the mistakenly beheaded bearded man was not an Iraqi volunteer for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad’s forces but in fact a member of the Sunni Muslim extremist Islamist group, Harakat Ahrar al-Sham. After seeing the public video of the bearded beheaded man, the hardline Islamist group announced that he was not a government fighter but a rebel commander called Mohammed Fares Maroush.

Trouble is when you have chopped somebody’s head off, “oops, sorry” seems a bit inadequate.