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…