Finally August 09 is on its way to becoming extinct, and the promise I made about a post-a-day has almost been fulfilled.
The problem of the 20th day, the day I completely missed is very easily excused by a busy day being attacked by terrorist ferrets or something, but come on, should I need to excuse just one day out of 31?
I’ve had a very interesting August, I started off the month by learning that I was getting promoted in my job, which was really nice considering the decision to leave media and teaching, for retail, tends to pop back into my head and test my loyalty.
I have talked about many things, from police dogs, gnomes, the meaning of life, MOT and loads of completely random things, but today I’m going to talk about… Fish!
I don’t really have any type of measured obsession with fish at all, as I am a Flexiterian ( a vegetarian who eats fish, in other words not a proper veggie! )
I do occasionally eat fish, but that’s not the context I want to talk about them, I want to explore the little appreciated place for fish, in comedy.
Starting off with the one image which enters into my mind every time someone really annoys me…
Monty Python’s sketch “The fish slapping dance” never fails to keel me over into a mass of giggles!
Two men standing next to a canal one slapping the other in the face with a wet fish… Well just look at this and you will understand.
Another Python snippet “fishy fishy fish” from the Monty Pythons meaning of life.
After showing everyone this clip, no one seems to get it! Its almost like the undiscovered random dimension where almost anything can happen, there are no reasons, or thousands of reasons which matter significantly, but at the end of the day no one seems to remember so that’s ok.
Ok…well I have only just now discovered that the only comedic fish I can remember are all connected in some way or another with Monty Python!
So let’s raise our pints of haddock to the amazingly creative chaps outside the box drinking tea, who hold themselves to the ongoing cult Monty Python and thank them for bringing fish onto the stage of the comedy wars!
Thank you all I’ve enjoyed August 09
I’m off to lie down in a tumble dryer for a month.