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The best Flying Circus

Hi Blog, it’s been awhile. I’ve been cheating on you with Twitter.

I made a big call on twitter recently and named what I thought the best Monty Python Flying Circus sketch is. Avail yourself here and behold https://youtu.be/5qfauCJ_BsM

So why would I say this one and not the eternal favourites Dead Parrot or Cheese Shop? Not even Ministry of Silly Walks? Because the fathers of British surrealist humour (the grandfathers being The Goon Show, naturally) have taken their classic pepperpot lady, who is completely nonplussed by a stranger in wet weather gear bursting through her door while she stuffs a chicken with household items, and let’s her narrate the story of her house not being a lifeboat which she later goes on to completely falsify by going out to buy cakes on the lifeboat while the sailors are trying to deal with the new reality of their lifeboat not existing. Fucking genius.

But there’s also the quantum physics of it, what is our reality? Does our world exist if it’s not observed. My world is different to your world because the way we view it shapes it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_(quantum_physics)

Or does it? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_(physics)

And on a more personal note don’t you just love that feeling of lying in someone’s arms and the outside world just disappearing? Maybe it doesn’t disappear though, you could be on a lifeboat.