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[Jul. 1st, 2010|10:06 pm]
Zoethe
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As Ferrett and I were out walking, a couple teens walked toward us. The girl - who was built remarkably like an anime character - was talking and gesturing enthusiastically while the boy looked askance at her. As they neared us, I overheard her say, "The comfy chair!" Unable to resist, as we passed I turned back, gesturing, and cried out "The comfy chair!!" The boy staggered and yelled, "What?!!" and she said, "Yes! See!!!" It was nice to provide a casual, walk-by confirmation that she was not only not crazy but also not alone in knowing about Monty Python.
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[User Picture]From: walkertxkitty
2010-07-02 02:17 am (UTC)
In our family, it's an in joke not associated with Monty. We like to watch those horrible half hour shows about cops and jails and such. In the detention area they have a plastic chair with restraints in which they put difficult or violent offenders. I immediately yelled, "Comfy chair" and we were talking about the probable uses of said device for bondage.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yipes! LOL!
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[User Picture]From: walkertxkitty
2010-07-02 09:19 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, they're available for just that. Rule 34, doncha know :P
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[User Picture]From: hyrkanian
2010-07-02 02:27 am (UTC)
Nice to know there are teens continuing the fine tradition of quoting Monty Python. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 12:47 pm (UTC)
Very heartening, indeed.
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[User Picture]From: tithenai
2010-07-02 02:39 am (UTC)
In my brain, I immediately go to "we have no need of comfy chairs" from the most recent season of Doctor Who. :)
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[User Picture]From: ladyfox7oaks
2010-07-02 03:18 am (UTC)
(Snicker,) "I made him say 'Comfy chairs'!"
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 12:49 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen it yet. No spoilers!!
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[User Picture]From: vampslayer85
2010-07-02 04:29 am (UTC)
Even though I wasn't even there, this made me smile like I was in on it too. I'm alone when I quote Monty Python to my friends, it's nice to feel connected by something so simple. The other day at work I mentioned "woody words" and "tinny words", and everyone walked away from me, I guess it's like a secret club. (for the cool kids)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 12:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is the cool kids' club.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-02 04:38 am (UTC)
Are you saying that the boy didn't get it? He should have been slapped with a fish.

-Alex
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 12:30 pm (UTC)
He not only wasn't familiar with it, he appeared to be convinced that she was going on about something completely obscure. Fish slapping was definitely in order.
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2010-07-02 12:38 pm (UTC)
Walking with a friend (akicif) through Richmond, Surrey one evening a young couple were walking towards us ... and as we got close, they stopped us and asked "What's Captain Kirk's middle name?", we both said "Tiberius", they said thanks and we walked on.

Looking at myself and my friend, neither of us was wearing anything overtly SFnal ... so I guess either it was a random drive-by trivia quiz, or something about our beards and glasses that gave it away!

Yay for Monty Python references (as I recall it's the thing that made "Sliding Doors" such a fun SF movie!)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-02 02:33 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: mazlynn
2010-07-02 03:37 pm (UTC)
I still have a soft spot in my heart for Sliding Doors. Now you're making me want to go watch it again! :)
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[User Picture]From: kilbia
2010-07-09 09:20 pm (UTC)
Magician, a friend of mine once had a co-worker spontaneously ask him "Hey Mike, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"

Of course, he replied "Spongebob Squarepants", and the co-worker turned to another colleague and said "Told you he'd know." =)
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[User Picture]From: mseuphrates
2010-07-03 05:26 am (UTC)
For some reason, "The Comfy Chair" always (always!) takes my brain to "The Prickly Heat!" and suddenly I'm remembering a skit from the Sonny and Cher show, where Cher (and several other female cast members) are all tied up and being sold as slaves, and when he pics her (since she's been given the choice of her new owner or some torture called "The Prickly Heat") she begs for the prickly heat. Or something. (That's how MY brain remembers it anyway)

Did I mention I wanted to be Cher when I grew up? No wonder I'm kinky. *sporfle*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-03 02:04 pm (UTC)
I don't remember that skit, but I do remember the show. Why wouldn't you have wanted to be Cher?
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2010-07-03 07:24 pm (UTC)
I got to play the Monty Python version of FLUXX at CONvergence yesterday :) Fun stuff!
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[User Picture]From: kagomeshuko
2010-07-04 06:06 am (UTC)
I hope quoting Monty Python never goes out of fashion. A few years ago when a senior in college, my friend helped me out by being an actor in my scene I had to direct and as we'd walk around to find things we needed and places to rehearse, we would yell Monty Python insults back at each other.
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[User Picture]From: kilbia
2010-07-09 09:18 pm (UTC)
I do believe my favorite story about Monty Python quotes was one year when my friends and I went to Scarborough Faire on its closing day (Memorial Day, so the employees have been there for *three* days in a row on top of any other exhaustion).

We didn't actually hear the triggering quote, but the faire staffer suddenly got very loud and said "Oh! Yes! Please quote more Monty Python at me! I haven't heard nearly enough this season!" Might have actually chased the offending patron a short distance too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-07-09 10:12 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant!!!
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