Meaning of Life ~ Monty Python

Uploaded on May 23, 2008 by trotel

Item six on the agenda: “The Meaning of Life” Now uh, Harry, you’ve had some thoughts on this.

Harry: Yeah, I’ve had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we’ve come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts.

One: People aren’t wearing enough hats.

Two: Matter is energy. In the universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person’s soul. However, this “soul” does not exist ab initio as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved owing to man’s unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.

What was that about hats again?

The Devil’s Dictionary ~ Ambrose Bierce

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Some definitions found therein:

April Fool: The March fool with another month added to his folly.

Archbishop: An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop.

Convent: A place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the  vice of idleness.

Coronation: The ceremony of investing a sovereign with the outward and visible signs of his divine right to be blown sky high with a dynamite bomb

Coward: One who in a perilous emergency  thinks with his legs.

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude.

Some others evoke a sharp intake of breath…

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THIS BE THE VERSE

By Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.