Humour: Monty Python’s soccer match of Philosophers


I am done reading a book by Levi Strauss titled “History of Political Philosophy” and the first thing that came to my mind was this video of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” with a World Cup of Philosophers playing soccer:

A Philosopher’s soccer match – Monty Python

Here’s a brief of what is Monty Python for those of you who are clueless about them:

The television series, broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974, was conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach (aided by Terry Gilliam’s animations), it pushed the boundaries of what was then considered acceptable, both in terms of style and content.

The group’s influence on comedy has often been compared to The Beatles‘ influence on music.[1][2] A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, they changed the way performers entertained audiences. The Pythons’ creative control allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding the established rules of television comedy. Their influence on British comedy of all kinds has been apparent for many years, while in America it has coloured the work of many cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recent absurdist trends in television comedy. ‘Pythonesque’ has entered the English lexicon as a result.(SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)

Un poco de humor sobre el poder absoluto


El poder tiende a corromper y el poder absoluto corrompe absolutamente. Lord Acton

Siempre que pienso en la frase de Lord Acton me recuerdo de Marta Yolanda Díaz-Durán y su programas con transmisión online de la estación de radio Libertopolis.

Porque tiene mucha razón al repetir una y otra vez a los guatemaltecos una de las frases más importantes para entender la historia humana.  Claro, sí y sólo si, estás de acuerdo con la vertiente histórica de los que disfrutamos de leer a Foucalt.

Pero bueno, encontré este chiste en la página overheard.com y me recordé de ella:

Teacher: I’m leaving for a few minutes. Ted, you’re in charge.
Ted: Alright, everyone get naked.

Where? High School Classroom.

Englewood, Colorado vía: Power Corrupts, Short-Lived Power Corrupts Immediately

¡hahaha!