Happy Birthday, Monty Python

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first airing of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Since I like to blog about self-defense, I figure it’s only fitting that we learn how to defend yourself against anyone who attacks you armed with a piece of fresh fruit. No pointed sticks (SHUT UP!).

… who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

Behold! The ultimate weapon! The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Oldest likes Monty Python. He gets it. I recall the first time he saw this clip and he got it on both levels: the absurdity of it in and of itself, and the whole religious/Catholic satire. I was impressed.

Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

No, this isn’t a comment about the stimulus boondoggle or anything else Obama, Pelosi, and company are doing… but it sure could be.

No, this is about one of the classic Monty Python sketches, one that any good geek has memorized in full.