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Mazan Movie Club
"Life of Brian" MMC

Mazan Movie Club

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 61:26


Monty Python makes it's second appearance on the Mazan movie Club with "Life of Brian" directed by member Terry Jones. Comic Mark Christopher joins Host and Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan to discuss it all.  Is this Python's best? How did a Beatle help get it made? What issues were they poking fun at then that are still controversial today? Did we get a gay Jesus? What's it got to do with James Bond? All these questions and more get answered on this week's Mazan Movie Club Podcast.  "Life of Brian" on IMDb Home of the Mazan Movie Club Steve Mazan on Instagram Home of Corporate Comedian Steve Mazan

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Episode 268: Soundtracking Live With Sir Michael Palin

Soundtracking with Edith Bowman

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 76:03


This latest episode of Soundtracking is another live outing for the podcast, with a man who we've no doubt is thoroughly sick and tired of being described as a national treasure. But, let's be honest, he is ... Sir Michael Palin's CV is simply too long to run through - but we all know and love him from Monty Python, the accompanying films and his truly wonderful travelogues for the BBC. Michael was kind enough to venture out of the safety and comfort of his home to join me and a live audience at the Widescreen festival at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, which we recorded just for you ...

The Danger Room: A Marvel Crisis Protocol Podcast
You can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the Spam

The Danger Room: A Marvel Crisis Protocol Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 68:16


Jacob and Dyzard welcome Artdieart and recap their league games, talk stats on the 3-0 games, and discuss the spammiest of spams, Sam Spam Have a question for the cast? join our discord and check out the podcast questions section and let us know! Join us on our Discord server: discord.gg/5NMyGVx Check out these awesome sponsors and find a great price for MCP minis and other needs! : https://blackgategames.co.uk/ www.discountgamesinc.com/ Don't forget to check the ATB Nexus for all your MCP Content! acrossthebifrost.com Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDangerRoomPodcast/ or Twitter @TheDangerRoomP1 Also our email if you'd like to reach out to us! thedangerroompodcast@gmail.com Feel free to join in! If you are in a position to, please consider becoming a Patron: www.patreon.com/TheDangerRoomPodcas If you like what you hear, Its always appreciated to leave a review or comment! Thank you for stopping by. We do not claim any rights to the spam song this song is by Monty Python and is the Spam song

Talk to Dad
Episode 259 - Otis the Fat Bear Champion, Karen the Mean Emu and the Fiery Five Challenge - Talk to Dad

Talk to Dad

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 75:44


Will and Allison (Mom) talk to Dad about the pool construction at their house, Maisy's desire to break free, the events at the State Fair of Texas, Karen, the mean Emu, Dad's pantry war against the wheat weevils, the boys dressing up as hotdogs for their fall orchestra concert, the family movie night wheel, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In the News, we talk about a many in Turkey who joined a search party for himself, an artist who was paid $84,000 for an art exhibit, and took the money and called it art, and Otis, the winner of Fat Bear Week.  Allison, Will and Dad play a few rounds of Hum That Tune.  Finally, for Treat Yourself, we try the Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Fiery Five Challenge.

Watching America
Niall Ferguson on "Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe"

Watching America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021


The Times says Niall Ferguson is the “most brilliant British historian of his generation.” He hails from Scotland precisely, and he's now a U.S. citizen, just like Watching America's host, Dr. Alan Campbell. In this conversation between the two British Americans, we hear about Ferguson's latest book, “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.” Ferguson claims that all disasters in some sense are man-made, and we're not getting any better at managing them. In fact, bureaucratic inertia and general incompetence are making things worse. The coronavirus pandemic is discussed alongside the nature of disaster itself, ranging from modern catastrophes in Haiti and Japan, stretching all the way back to Mt. Vesuvius. Niall Ferguson is a senior fellow at Harvard and Stanford, a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and founder and managing director of advisory firm, Greenmantle LLC. He is the author of 16 books. Learn more at niallferguson.com

Pop, the Question
The Meaning of Life (S5-E35, Josh Peskin)

Pop, the Question

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 19:30


What is the meaning of life? It's a question that many (including Monty Python) have asked themselves through the annals of history and, most recently, during a global pandemic. Host Dr. Melinda Lewis evokes a discussion on the topic with Drexel University adjunct professor of philosophy Dr. Josh Peskin, exploring representations in popular film, the power of mindfulness, and the allure of woodworking that has helped Peskin design his life and make sense of the world around us. "Pop, the Question" is a production of Marketing & Media in Pennoni Honors College at Drexel University. Recorded June 29, 2021 through virtual conferencing (Philadelphia, PA, USA). Featured Guest: Josh Peskin, PhD (Adjunct Professor, Pennoni Honors College) Host and Producer: Melinda Lewis, PhD (Associate Director, Marketing & Media) Dean: Paula Marantz Cohen, PhD (Dean, Pennoni Honors College) Executive Producer: Erica Levi Zelinger (Director, Marketing & Media) Producer: Brian Kantorek (Assistant Director, Marketing & Media) Research and Script: Melinda Lewis, PhD Audio Engineering and Editing: Brian Kantorek Original Theme Music: Brian Kantorek Production Assistance: Noah Levine Graphic Design: Camille Velasquez Logo Design: Michal Anderson Additional Voiceover: Malia Lewis Copyright © 2021 Drexel University

Kino oder Couch
Özcan Cosar – 500 Frauen im Kino, Leonardo DiCaprio und Ich

Kino oder Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 104:58


Heute zu Gast ist Comedian und Podcaster Özcan Cosar. Als ehemaliger Breakdancer ist einer seiner Lieblingsfilme „Beatstreet“, eine regelrechte Hassliebe hat er aber zu „Titanic“. Da findet er in Steven auf jeden Fall einen Verbündeten, der kann nämlich die Filmmusik von Celine Dion nicht mehr aushalten. Özcan liebt die Serien „Breaking Bad“ und besonders „Family Guy“, einfach weil sie so schön doof ist, beide können aber auch herzlich über „Monty Python“ lachen. Zum Einschlafen schaut Özcan gerne „Medical Detectives - Geheimnisse der Gerichtsmedizin“ und vor allem liebt er es Serien und Filme auf dem Handy zu schauen. Bevor er sein Geld mit der Comedy verdient hat, war Özcan der erste Zahnarzthelfer in Baden-Württemberg und kann seit seiner Berufsschulzeit hervorragende Nagelmodellagen und richtig gut Augenbrauen zupfen. Warum er seine erste große Liebe Annika heute immer noch ab und zu googelt und Würmer mittlerweile sein zweites Standbein sind, entlockt ihm Steven nach und nach. Ein Gespräch über das erste Treffen mit Bastian Bielendorfer, seinen größten Erfolg 1997 als Schulsprecher und warum er mal vor Angst geweint hat

Cutting Class
155 – The Witchfynder General

Cutting Class

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 43:14


In the spirit of this spooky season, Joe tells us the tale of Matthew Hopkins the Witchfynder General which was mostly a self appointed title to a man with nothing much else going for him. Ever wonder where Monty Python got those ridiculous ideas about proving witches? Then look no further for many would be … 155 – The Witchfynder GeneralRead More »

This Day in History Class
Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV - October 5th, 1969

This Day in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 9:58


On this day in 1969, just before 11pm, the first episode of the groundbreaking comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus premiered in the United Kingdom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Reel Politik Podcast
Episode 221 - Late Python (ft. Will Sloan)

Reel Politik Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 118:13


Jack and Geraint are joined by Toronto's preeminent man of letters Will Sloan, co-host of the Michael & Us - @michael-and-us - and Important Cinema Club - @the-important-cinema-club - podcasts*, who tweets @WillSloanEsq. The topic of the day is the late period work of six of comedy's grandest old lions in winter - well, five really, as Graham Chapman died in 1989 at the age of only 48; yes, the old men whose turn it is to cop that trademark RP smoke today are the Monty Python team, and the work they've made both together and apart since their final feature film as a team, 1983's The Meaning of Life. We look at their varying approaches to coasting on past glories and - inspired by John Cleese and Terry Gilliam's sad decline into "you can't say anything these days" reactionary grumbling - the politics of Python. Their various reunions and semi-reunions are addressed, in addition to Eric Idle's appointment of himself as unofficial custodian of the group's legacy, steering them in an extremely lucrative kind of "Elvis in Vegas", Python-in-a-sparkly-suit, light entertainment type direction. We also relive the time Will bullied Idle off Twitter in argument over Jeremy Corbyn. *those @s are for our fellow soundcloud users.

10% Happier with Dan Harris
Joy Vs. Happiness | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:02


What if we told you that joy doesn't have to be an accident? Learn how to develop joy in this guided session from Sebene.About Sebene Selassie:Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Joy,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=8ab8948a-d112-423a-bf8b-78f1e6e2b291.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Hermetic Hour
James Branch Cabell's "Jurgen" (re-broadcast)

The Hermetic Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 69:00


On Thursday September first, 2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will discuss James Branch Cabell's romantic fantasy novel JURGEN (1919).This delightfully satirical and deeply esoteric work is considered Cabell's masterpiece and a classic of American literature. It might best be quickly described as an Oz book for adults. Modern readers will liken Cabell's tale to a Monty Python script. Chapter XXII was inspired by Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass which prompted Crowley to praise Cabell as America's greatest novelist. We will read the infamous 22nd chapter along with some of the symbolically described erotic passages that got the original book banned in New York. This backfired and made JURGEN a national bestseller in the 1920s. And it is still a great read -- so if you want to spend an hour with Messers Cabell and Crowley, tune in and we will follow Jurgen chasing his first love all the way from puberty to Hell, which is a liberal democracy and up to Heaven which is a Southern Baptist dictatorship, administered by a black house slave. Maybe we can get it banned again!

Scraping The Vault
Stitch! The Movie

Scraping The Vault

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 112:17


Dan is officially broken! Have you ever seen Monty Python? Well, so have the writers of this movie. they ride pretty hard on a few famous bits from the Monty Python crew. Jimmy liked it, Audrey was slightly swayed by Jimmy's joy and passion for the film. I mean, when I say Jimmy loved it, you gotta consider the context. Anyway, if you listen to our shows, you pretty much are disney parks nerds. Audrey is not. Ever wonder what a lay person would think of the new Magic Keys (annual passes) and the arbitrary words that make each key? Well, stay to the very end to find out. Listen, it's a fun movie with a lot of gags and puns. Listen to the episode to see if you agree Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Overlook Hour Podcast
#280 - Robbie Smith (10 Short Films, Morning Deliveries, Snake Bite)

The Overlook Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 88:16


Old friend and current Massachusetts resident, Robbie Smith comes on to talk about what he's seen at Fantastic Fest, living in a historic home, and his recent ventures with film festivals and upcoming projects. Get Robbie's shorts on VHS here: https://alreadydeadtapes.bandcamp.com/album/10-short-films Info and everything else: https://robertsmithmaps.myportfolio.com/  Films: Hush (2016), Midnight Mass (TV), V/H/S/94 (2021), We Are the Flesh (2016), Agnes (2021), Climate of the Hunter (2019), Knocking (2021), Candyman (1992), Name Above Title (2020), Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes (2021), Life (1999), 10 to Midnight (1983), Silent Rage (1982), Amsterdamned (1988), The Lift (1983), Baby Walkure (2021), Bijitâ Q (2001), Nr. 10 (2021), Old (2021), Borgman (2013), Caveat (2020), Luzifer (2021), To the Night (2018), Transit (2018), Kandisha (2020), Among the Living (2014), Copshop (2021), Stretch (2014), River of Fundament (2014), The Stone Killer (1973), Hard Times (1975), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989), Satantango (1994). The Golden Glove (2019), Bloody Oranges (2021), Mother Schmuckers (2021), The Devils (1971), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)   Hey, we're on YouTube!  Listening on an iPhone? Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!   Fill our fe-mailbag by emailing us at Podcast@TheOverlookTheatre.com    Reach us on Instagram (@theoverlooktheatre) Facebook (@theoverlookhour) Twitter (@OverlookHour)

Mind the Shift
69. The singer-songwriter who took a quantum leap – Graham Pemberton

Mind the Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 75:00


When Graham Pemberton was 29 years old, an often crucial point in life astrologically known as the first Saturn return, he had a powerful awakening. Previously he had adhered to atheism and existentialism and had a period of left wing political activism. ”I began to feel severely depressed. I then made a decision, influenced by someone who was like my mentor, to look inside instead of outside. This inward looking triggered a spiritual awakening.” Graham experienced ”a lot of weird stuff” like vivid dreams and wild synchronistic events. ”The whole world went completely mad. The veil was lifted, if you will. I saw that things were interconnected, and I realized that consciousness has nothing to do with the brain.” One powerful dream told him that his life hitherto had been like a Monty Python movie, and now it was time to get back to normal. The dramatic character of Graham's intense six-month awakening period eventually dissipated. But his life view had changed for good. I got in touch with Graham after having read some of his many in-depth essays and articles on Medium about spirituality and modern science. Lately, he has explored just about every influential book that has been written about the connection between quantum physics and mysticism. There have been some fascinating ups and downs in the interest for this topic in the mainstream. Two books in the 1970s by Fred Alan Wolf and Fritjof Capra triggered an uptick. Ten years later Ken Wilber tried to take the hype down, and then in the 1990s the quantum–spirit connection became more prominent again. Pemberton has written a whole series of articles about Danah Zohar's ”The Quantum Self”. Recently, Carlo Rovelli is with ”Helgoland” trying to take quantum physics back to almost materialism. Like many others who have looked seriously into this topic, Pemberton thinks David Bohm was the most spiritual among the leading quantum physicists. ”You could argue that quantum physics destroyed materialism a hundred years ago. But the question is, how much further have we come?” asks Graham Pemberton. ”All we can do is keep working. However, if history means anything, a new paradigm will eventually take over.” Stanislav Grof is another of Graham's heroes, as is Carl Jung. We discuss whether Jung is still today as ridiculed in academia as he used to be. We conclude that Jung has had a profound significance for the spiritual growth of both of us. Graham Pemberton is also a musician. ”That is the path I should have taken in my youth.” His songs are of a singer-songwriter type. Many of the lyrics are about the same esoteric topics that he writes about. During his period of spiritual awakening, Graham Pemberton's mentor pointed out that Graham was going through a heavy Saturn return. This information had a powerful impact on him. His growing astrological insights led him to later write a book about how this ancient knowledge might be true–from an outsider's perspective. It has not been published, but Graham puts it out on Medium, bit by bit. ”It is to a large extent based on quantum physics. Everything is interconnected. There is no reason why any part of the universe couldn't affect us.” Graham and I also have a somewhat animated discussion about whether it is possible to raise consciousness by way of traditional politics or not. And whether democracy stops at the borders of the nation state, and if that has anything to do with spiritual awakening. Please find Graham Pemberton's websites here and here. If you want a deeper understanding of Graham's thoughts in this episode, he elaborates on some of them in this article.

The Tightrope with Dan Smolen
Is the Future of Work Funny?

The Tightrope with Dan Smolen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 40:00


A stand-up comedian and workplace culture expert answers the burning question: Is the future of work funny? David Horning is the principal of Water Cooler Comedy. He works closely with organizations to inject humor into the workplace, to help them build strong, positive, and enduring cultures. As a young child, David discovered that he could make family, friends, and teachers laugh. Later on, he found inspiration listening to Monty Python, George Carlin, Jim Gaffigan and others to do his own stand-up comedy sets. In describing his process for improving workplace culture, David offers this insight: "Humor makes problems [in the workplace] seem smaller. If we can laugh about it then we can do something about it." Full interview starts at 3:14 In an episode that covers a lot of ground, David: Describes Water Cooler Comedy and his mission to improve workplace cultures. Starts at 4:14 Digs into his funny origin story and comedic influences. Starts at 5:50 Explains how comedy and humor can improve the workplace experience of professional talent. Starts at 7:58 Provides insight into how expressing humor can improve the talent recruitment process. Starts at 15:15 Offers his thoughts on how humor in the workplace can be expressed in ways that don't hurt people. Starts at 24:49 Discusses the comedians who influence his stand-up comedy. Starts at 33:38 Answers the burning question: is the future of work funny? Starts at 36:14 Is the future of work funny? We'll offer this: David Horning believes that comedy and humor can bring people together in the workplace. That way, they thrive and the organization succeeds. Full interview starts at 3:14 About our guest: David Horning earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Akron. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. EPISODE DATE: September 24, 2021 Social media: – LinkedIn – Twitter – Website Please Subscribe to The Dan Smolen Podcast on: – Apple Podcast – Android – Google Podcasts – Pandora – Spotify – Stitcher – TuneIn …or wherever you get your podcasts. You may also click HERE to receive our podcast episodes by email. Image credits: Laughing professional, Cecilie Arcurs for iStock Photo; Stand up, David Horning; Water Cooler Comedy; Podcast button, J. Brandt Studio for The Dan Smolen Experience.

She Will Rock You
Meet the Writer: Jonathan Hogue, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical

She Will Rock You

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 24:01


What happens when you mix the Netflix hit sensation with a Broadway musical? Enter Stranger Sings, a musical parody that just wrapped a 5 week run off-Broadway. We sat down with writer Jonathan Hogue (Book, Music, & Lyrics) to discuss what writing a musical was like, getting it going in the middle of a pandemic, and the cast album recording process (which is available to stream now!) Show Notes and Images: https://shewillrockyou.com/2021/09/24/meet-the-writer-jonathan-hogue-stranger-sings-the-parody-musical/ Visit Our Website: https://www.shewillrockyou.com Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@shewillrockyoupodcast Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shewillrockyoupodcast Shop Our Merchandise: https://she-will-rock-you.creator-spring.com/ About Jonathan: Jonathan Hogue is thrilled to be making his NYC writing debut with Stranger Sings!, bringing to life all the delightful idiosyncrasies of his favorite Netflix obsession. Parody has been his theatrical love language since the 7th Grade, where he was known by his classmates to perform Monty Python-inspired skits in lieu of traditional history presentations (and often roasting his own teachers in the process). He is a NYC-based playwright, director, performer, and producer, and has collaborated on a number of festival productions, developmental labs, and industry readings. About the Show: The goal of She Will Rock You has always been to educate our listeners. Whether that is about a classic rock artist or a new and emerging artist. We want to help promote new rock artists, especially those who are women or minorities. Rock and roll is not dead, and we aim to do everything that we can to spread the love. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/she-will-rock-you/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/she-will-rock-you/support

Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast
Quick Bites: The Age Old Question: Is It Venomous or Poisonous?

Dose Makes The Poison: The Toxcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 10:18


Welcome to episode 18 of The Toxcast. It's our second ever quick bites episode where I talk about the age old question - is it venomous or poisonous? Intro music is Psychedelic Mushrooms by T Morri. Run Away audio clip is from my personal copy of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I do not own the licenses or copyright for it.

Crossroads Cantina
One Light Town

Crossroads Cantina

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 23:15


In another book of choices episode, we meet Jake, a reluctant recipient, in a story crafted by Redd Herring.  Redd grew up on The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Ray Bradbury Theater, Dark Shadows, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Add to that a good helping of Monty Python, Benny Hill, MST3K, and Douglas Adams, and you have a very warped child! https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/redd-herring/ (https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/redd-herring/) Credits: Episode Written by Redd Herring and Produced By Beth Connor Cast: Michael Connor as the Bartender, Frank, and the man from the city Joe Murdock as the narrator, and Max Redd Herring as Jake Beth Connor as Sally Hollow City, by Beth Connor, is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09FFVPRPQ (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09FFVPRPQ) Don't forget to subscribe to the show and leave a rating and review.  See you next episode! https://www.patreon.com/CrossroadsCantina (https://www.patreon.com/CrossroadsCantina) https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsCantinaPodcast (https://www.facebook.com/CrossroadsCantinaPodcast) https://crossroadscantinapodcast.com.fm (https://crossroadscantinapodcast.com) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Support this podcast

Cinema Stash Rehash
EP #71 Yellowbeard....We're Back!!

Cinema Stash Rehash

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:23


In the welcome back episode the Rehashers talk pirates...but not good pirates, in this ridiculous 1983 classic?...is it a classic? In this classic comedy called Yellowbeard.. about an imprisoned pirate's quest to reclaim his buried treasure before everyone else does, and he meets some folk along the way. So please join us and tell us if you remember this stupid movie or not.

WhatCulture
8 More Moments That Literally Stopped Movies - Monty Python And The Holy Grail! The Simpsons Movie! Spaceballs! A Ghost Story's Pie Scene?!

WhatCulture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 9:31


Margot Robbie explaining the plot should be in EVERY confusing movie, right? Jules Gill presents 8 More Moments That Literally Stopped Movies... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Cine-Files
247 Duck Soup

The Cine-Files

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 85:01


There are many arguments about the funniest team in the history of cinema. There are die hard Laurel and Hardy fans. Some people love Abbot and Costello. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made some of the most successful comedies of all time and, of course, one cannot overlook the genius of Monty Python. Still, for the combination of physical comedy, brilliant wit and pure chaos it's tough to beat the Marx Brothers and for Max Brothers Movies, it's tough to beat the brilliant and irreverent Duck Soup. If you haven't seen this incredible film you can buy or stream it right here. https://amzn.to/3yKx3wt Don't forget to support The Cine-Files at https://www.patreon.com/TheCineFiles and purchase any film we feature at https://www.cine-files.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCineFilesPod/?ref=bookmarks John @therochasays Steve @srmorris The Cine-Files Twitter @cine_files Instagram thecinefilespodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecine-files/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecine-files/support

RHLSTP with Richard Herring
RHLSTP 345 - Barry Cryer

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 63:27


#345 Bruce Forsyth's Tobacconist - Richard is shedding body parts in his dreams, but making the most of the first class medical treatment that comes from having the Big C in your Big T. His guest is comedy legend and parrot joke expert Barry Cryer.Barry reminisces about the many stars he's worked with over the 60+years of his incredible career including Bob Hope, Graham Chapman, Kenny Everett and basically any big name comedian you can think of. Plus Morecambe and Wise's views on Monty Python, what it was like doing comedy in between nude tableaux, Tony Hancock's ashes, the delight of getting a birthday joke from Uncle Baz, the joy of spoonerisms and some first rate swearing from the 86 year old honorary gay man with the perfect smokescreen. Absolute class.Get in on the live stream action for this series here https://www.gfsboxoffice.com/rhlstpAnd/or become a badger here http://gofasterstripe.com/badgesSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Topic Lords
99. I Want You To Never Show Me This

Topic Lords

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 61:51


Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! (https://www.patreon.com/topiclords) Lords: * Mitch * https://twitter.com/hbmmaster/ * https://www.youtube.com/user/HBMmaster8472 * Xander Topics: * The title "Super Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS" is the first two lines of a haiku * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejJ6PzPtEw * Spectrum of porcupine tunings by eigenmonzos * The Letter C * Finding the light switch in this bed and breakfast * https://twitter.com/mogwai_poet/status/1419337769386536964 * The bizarre CD-ROM game Monty Python made in the 90s * Tumblr would be a good website if it wasn't such a bad website Microtopics: * Starting to meet up just in time for the Delta variant to show up. * jan Misali of the Youtube channel jan Misali. * Using Bing to google things. * A recent video you will have made. * How many games are in the Super Mario series. * Super Smash Bros / For Nintendo 3DS / It's Coming This Fall * Super Mario 64DS HD For Nintendo Switch. * The only three games that everyone can agree are Super Mario games. * Super Mario's Wacky Worlds for the Phillips CD-i. * Not knowing who to vote for comptroller so googling each candidate's name with "is good" and picking the one with the most results. * Whether Super Mario Run is a platformer. * The bare minimum of procgen required for a game to count as an endless runner. * When there's no consensus, there's no communication. * The Super Mario Artist series. * Any game you can look at counting as a "video game* because video is Latin for "I see." * Xenharmonics and microtonal music. * Subdividing the octave into 19 psychoacoustically equal segments. * The Venn diagram between people interested in microtonal music and people who understand singular value decomposition. * Enjoying 17-TET music but only the parts that would've sounded better in 12-TET. * Learning enough about Super Mario Bros. Special to decide whether it's a game. * All the different ways you could count things. * The only nontrivial solution to the cannonball problem. * Finding the center of a shape by cutting it out of cardboard and balancing it on your finger. * The Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers. * 39,474 different ways to find the center of a triangle. * Being wrong about the letter C. * Spelling it SD-ROM but still pronouncing it CD-ROM. * The fault of vulgar Latin. * Proto-Western Romance. * What Q means to us. * Slicing up a house into apartments by roping off a stairway. * Things depicted as normal in Hollywood movies that can't possibly be normal, such as flipping a switch to activate spinning blades in your sink. * Dedicated garbage knives that are just for cutting up garbage, that you keep next to the regular kitchen knives and they look the same but you know which ones are which. * The part of the infomercial for the Sink Knife Gun that's black and white where the lady is struggling to cut up her sink drain trash by sticking knives down there and wiggling them around. * Making a smoothie with a mortar and pestle. * Whether the Sarlacc Pit inspired garbage disposals or vice versa. * A Taco Bell built into a striking, memorable building. * A game you could check out at the local video store. * Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time. * CD-ROM experiences. * Minigames that mess with your interface. * The outer space labyrinth mine cart puzzle tying together all the unrelated Monty Python sketches. * Completing a game and it changes your desktop wallpaper to a congratulations screen. * Completing a level and unlocking audio you can set as your answering machine message. * Solving the secret for intergalactic success. * Topics you might like: food. * The quintessential Tumblr story. * The Tale of John Green's Favorite Taste. * Reblogging a post and then editing it so it looks like the person you were reblogging said something else. * John Green as in "The Bum Bum Song" John Green. * What it took to convince Tumblr to finally make it so you can't edit other people's posts. * Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra discussing John Green's Favorite Taste. * The Insane Clown Posse's web master writing a web chat server with no security whatsoever. * Feeling cool because you ruined it for everybody else. * Googling just the letter W. * Dueling George W. Bush to the death over ownership of the letter W.

500 Greatest Films Podcast
381. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (with Mark David Christenson)

500 Greatest Films Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 85:45


Hector Navarro and Keller Knoblock are joined this week by Mark David Christenson as they continue their ???-year-long movie watching journey with number 381 on the list of the 500 Greatest Movies of All Time: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Will Hector and Keller get through the whole list? Before the world tries to end again? Follow along with Keller, Hector, and their friends as they tackle a movie a week! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/500greatestfilmspodcast/support

Quantum - The Wee Flea Podcast
Quantum 163 - I am Woman - The Threat to Women and why Women won‘t Wheesht

Quantum - The Wee Flea Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 36:07


This weeks Quantum deals with the very real threat to women in towards world.  We look at abuse, the redefinition of women, the Scottish Governments attack on women; Lisa Townsend; Monty Python; pornography, prostitution; abortion; the anti-woman bias in the media; women in Afghanistan, Japan, Columbia and Mexico; Wombs for sale; the Church; the Handmaids Tale and lots of women singing - including Mahalia Jackson. 

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
PEL Presents PMP#104: King Arthur Reigns O'er Pop Culture

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 59:06


With the recent theatrical release of The Green Knight, Mark and Brian along with Den of Geek's David Crow and the very British Al Baker consider the range of cinematic Arthuriana, including Excalibur (1981), Camelot (1967), King Arthur (2004), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), First Knight (1995), Sword of the Valiant (1983), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1973), and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). For more, visit prettymuchpop.com. Hear bonus content for this episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by subscribing via Apple Podcasts to the Mark Lintertainment Channel. Sponsor: Visit hellofresh.com/14pretty and use code 14pretty for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping.

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
IN THE WILD LIGHT by Jeff Zentner, read by Michael Crouch

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 6:36


Host Jo Reed and AudioFile's Michele Cobb discuss Jeff Zentner's story of two teens making their way in the world. Michael Crouch's Southern accent depicts the East Tennessee origins of Crash Pruitt and stresses the gentleness and sensitivity at the core of his character. He also portrays the headstrong certainty of his brilliant friend Delaney Doyle, whom Cash met in a support group for children whose parents struggle with drug addiction. Crouch shows his gift for adding richness to spot-on, emotion-filled dialogue, powerful shared moments, and Cash's lyrical view of the world. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile's website. Published by Listening Library. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Support for Behind the Mic comes from Naxos AudioBooks. Rupert Degas, Earphones Award Winner, reads Saki, The Complete Stories. Satirical, sly, and sophisticated--listen closely, and you'll hear why everyone from P.G. Wodehouse to Monty Python owes a huge debt of gratitude to this Edwardian comic genius. Find out more at naxosaudiobooks.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fallacious Trump
Appeal to Nature - FT#82

Fallacious Trump

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 79:11


In the eighty-second episode we explore the Appeal to Nature, starting with Trump complaining about artificial light, Mike Pence asking how natural things like CO2 and coal can be bad, and Rand Paul suggesting the natural immunity gained by those who survive a deadly disease is way better than the artificial vaccine and never getting the disease in the first place.In Mark's British Politics Corner we look at the UK government's early flirtations with herd immunity as a natural response to COVID.In the Fallacy in the Wild section, we check out examples from Monty Python, Jurassic Park, and Parks & Recreation.Jim and Mark go head to head in Fake News, the game in which Mark has to guess which of three Trump quotes Jim made up.Then we talk about the unbelievably depressing Texas abortion law.And finally, we round up some of the other crazy Trump stories from the past week.The full show notes for this episode can be found at https://fallacioustrump.com/ft82 You can contact the guys at pod@fallacioustrump.com, on Twitter @FallaciousTrump, or facebook at facebook.com/groups/fallacioustrumpAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast
Lacanian Analysis & Racist Jokes (ft. Jack Black)

PlasticPills - Philosophy & Critical Theory Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 78:18


Jack Black (no, the Other Jack Black) joins the Pill Pod to discuss his new book "Race, Racism and Political Correctness in Comedy: A Psychoanalytic Exploration." Cover the hits from Hegel to Monty Python, and up to Žižek, Zupančič and Sacha Baron Cohen. Check out Jack's book here: https://amzn.to/3kGAEq6

Planet Porky
219: It's all about the press

Planet Porky

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 51:23


Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones have returned to Planet Porky following their month off to bring you all the very latest stories from the world of news, showbiz and entertainment. Topics include: The start of autumn, taking revenge on the bullies, Jan Leeming's bleak outlook, Peter Shilton's gambling addiction, Freddie Mercury's posthumous legacy, the sad passing of Charlie Watts, music streaming, the Corby trouser press, Married At First Sight, Monty Python, versatile performers, underhanded ways to sting celebrities, Benny the Binman, and civil servants wasting money on calls to the speaking clock. You've got all the time in the world now you're back on Planet Porky.  Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: planetporkypod@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! 

History Is Sexy
Episode #60 - How Smelly Was the Past?

History Is Sexy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 72:03


Was the past stinky? Were medieval peasants covered in poo like Monty Python? Did people really piss out of windows like in Blackadder? Were the streets of medieval London rivers of animal guts and dung? Or were the people of the past just like us? Let's find out! Show notes: https://historyissexy.com/show-notes/episode-60-how-smelly-was-the-past

The Tom Barnard Show
BEST Of The Meaning of Life

The Tom Barnard Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 103:09


Today we revisit with Costaki for a little Super Bowl Fun then to add more humor, we laugh with David Morgan talking Monty Python.....Seriously, always look on the bright side of life. You need it! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Completely Churched
Contending For The Faith: Medieval Era

Completely Churched

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 58:04


Brett Gibson and Perry Garrett continue their series of examining different eras of church history and their implications for the church today. In this podcast they pick up at the end of the Patristic time period and do a fly-over of the following 1000 years known as the Medieval Era...the setting for Monty Python and The Holy Grail...!

Reel Doofs
37 | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Reel Doofs

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 51:14


Welcome to Reel Doofs! This week your favorite boys watch the 1975 comedy classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Does this one have Arthur and all his friends? Maybe a Green Knight? Is Camelot a shitty place? Will you turn to old bones if you drink from the holy grail? Find out this week on Reel Doofs! Find out this week on Reel Doofs! linktr.ee/blacklivesmatter linktr.ee/aapisolidarity Intro by Dooby Douglas: doobydouglas.bandcamp.com Outro by TimeCop1983: timecop1983.bandcamp.com

Farthouse
Brazil by Terry Gilliam

Farthouse

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 65:32


The “Cinephile Cuties” are ready to get stuck in the bureaucracy. That's because they're chatting about Terry Gilliam's Brazil. In this episode, Patrick and Casey admit their love for this movie is dwindling. Plus, the boys put this film through their proprietary Fartsy Test. And Patrick recommends a drink pairing. If you like this show, tell a friend!Follow Farthouse on Twitter and InstagramFollow Patrick and Casey and on TwitterAnd follow Patrick and Casey on Letterboxd

More Movies Please!
Predator

More Movies Please!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 50:33


On the podcast this time, Steven and Sean are tearing the jungle a new one with the 1987 film from John McTiernan, Predator. If you've spent any time on the internet in the last half-decade or so, you're probably more familiar with this film than you realize. That was the case with me, at least. Large portions of online language are borrowed directly from it. That bicep-flexing, hand-clapping handshake that Arnold and Carl Weathers share? Oh yeah, that's from this film. “Get to the choppah!” This film right here. Um, pretty much everything else that Arnold says? Yeah, you know where to find it. Because of its prevalence, you'll probably find yourself feeling a bit of déjà vu while watching it. The thing has made its way into the global zeitgeist as few other films have. For a film with such remarkable displays of machismo and clear compensating for small “egos,” it's amazing to see that it's also far more than the sum of its parts. It's all too easy to go into this film for the first time and think that you're just going to get a balls-to-the-wall, blow ‘em up action fest, but that's not the case. You're going to get a piece of film work that has stood the test of time for a good reason. Not to toot our own horn, but you don't get featured on this podcast for no good reason. Even the truly terrible films we've seen (and there have been a few) were talked about because there was something special about them. In the case of our B-movie bonus episodes, are those movies special because they're truly god-awful? Oh yeah. We're looking at you, Sharktopus. With Predator, you have a monster movie (well, an alien movie, but that's a different franchise) that transcends its action movie tropes. It goes beyond bullets, explosions, and greased-up pecs. By the end of it, you'll have watched a thrilling cat-and-mouse adventure between one of the great action stars and a murderous, yet respectful monster. Now, who doesn't want to watch that? (Recorded on July 12, 2021) Links to Stuff We Mentioned: Predator - IMDb Predator trailer - YouTube Arnold Schwarzenegger - IMDb Carl Weathers - IMDb BROFORCE Shane Black - IMDb Bill Duke - IMDb A Fish Called Selma | The Simpsons - IMDb Superman II - IMDb Alien vs. Predator - IMDb Big Game - IMDb Jesse Ventura - IMDb Sonny Landham - IMDb M. Night Shyamalan - IMDb The Happening - IMDb Blockbuster (Bend, Oregon) - Wikipedia (Turns out that the last Blockbuster is in Oregon, and not Alaska. The second to last Blockbuster was the one in Alaska. There can be only one and now the Oregon Blockbuster is the Blockbuster Highlander.) Monty Python and the Holy Grail - IMDb Predator 2 - IMDb Danny Glover - IMDb The Predator - IMDb Predators - IMDb Rubber - IMDb I'm Gonna Git You Sucka - IMDb Follow Us: Give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! Our Libsyn site! Our Instagram profile! Our Twitter profile!

Yesterday and Today
Beatles '78 pt1

Yesterday and Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 83:29


What was it that people loved so much about the pre-fab four? I think it was the trousers. But while mysteries may surround the appeal of Rutland's favorite sons, there's no mystery about the appeal of Lorne Michaels' epic Monty Python collaboration and Beatles tribute known as: THE RUTLES. Of course, plans were also in the works from the actual Beatles, starting with some new, optimistic compositions from George Harrison that signaled the coming of a follow-up to his successful Thirty Three & 1/3 album. As a refreshed, upbeat George commands his problems to blow away, Ringo Starr was setting his own sights on a reversal of fortune - choosing the songs which would comprise a new record...and a new TV Special. His comeback plans were ambitious, but a determined Ringo was not going to let the underperforming Ringo The 4th LP be the end of his hit-making in the 1970's. The Lennons, meanwhile, were dealing with a different kind of determination -- a terrorist organization which had been targeting John and Yoko for some time in an elaborate extortion scheme which necessitated the involvement of the FBI. All this on the eve of a new Wings album release - heralded by another monster hit single from Paul & co.: With A Little Luck. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Creative Principles
Ep304 - Trent O'Donnell, Writer-Director ‘Ride the Eagle,' ‘The Moodys,' & ‘No Activity'

Creative Principles

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 22:13


Growing up on comedies like Monty Python, Trent O'Donnell has always been fascinated with “dumb comedies.” He got his start making shorts, commercials, and eventually landed some work in television. As a writer-director, he's known for The Moodys, No Activity, and most recently, the movie Ride the Eagle. Trent O'Donnell met Jake Johnson while directing episodes of New Girl for Fox. In their latest collaboration, Jake Johnson stars as Leif. The description reads, “Leif is left with a conditional inheritance when his estranged mother Honey dies. Before he can move into her picturesque Yosemite cabin, he has to complete her elaborate, and sometimes dubious, to-do list.” In this interview, O'Donnell talks about making friendships rather than networking, how he got a movie made during the pandemic, writing with creative limitations, putting pressure on “the word,” how to edit improv based on story, the lack of comedy movie stars today, and how to keep minimal environments visually interesting. If it's your first time listening, make sure to subscribe and visit my new website for information on the YouTube channel, the blog, this podcast, and my new book ‘Ink by the Barrel' which takes advice from these 200+ interviews at the link below… Follow us on Instagram: @creativeprinciples If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It only takes about 60-seconds and it really helps convince some of the hard-to-get guests to sit down and have a chat (simply scroll to the bottom on your iTunes Podcast app and click “Write Review"). Enjoy the show!

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Trivia
Ep 125: General Trivia

Quiz Quiz Bang Bang Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 22:45


On Today's Trivia Podcast Episode David and Annie are here to challenge you with 20 new questions from art to film trivia: Which greenish, poisonous halogen gas is represented by the symbol CI? Before going on sale to the general public in 2008, the domain suffix .me belonged to which Balkan country? Which Venezuelan Waterfall plunges uninterrupted for a half mile down a cliff? Which bone in the human body is the one that is most frequently broken? Of the six Monty Python memers, which one was responsible for the animations and illustrations? Who is the current Prime Minister of Japan? What kind of animal is Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher? What is the name of the sweet drink originating in New Orleans that is often cited as the first "cocktail"? The Palk Straits separates India and which country? Who painted Luncheon at the Boating Party, exhibited in 1882? Which musical ends with the line "Eliza? Where the devil are my slippers?" Music Hot Swing, Fast Talkin, Bass Walker, Dances and Dames by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to follow us on social media for more trivia: Patreon - patreon.com/quizbang - Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Check out our fun extras for patrons and help us keep this podcast going. We appreciate any level of support! Website - quizbangpod.com Check out our website, it will have all the links for social media that you need and while you're there, why not go to the contact us page and submit a question! Facebook - @quizbangpodcast - we post episode links and silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Instagram - Quiz Quiz Bang Bang (quizquizbangbang), we post silly lego pictures to go with our trivia questions. Enjoy the silly picture and give your best guess, we will respond to your answer the next day to give everyone a chance to guess. Twitter - @quizbangpod We want to start a fun community for our fellow trivia lovers. If you hear/think of a fun or challenging trivia question, post it to our twitter feed and we will repost it so everyone can take a stab it. Come for the trivia - stay for the trivia. Ko-Fi - ko-fi.com/quizbangpod - Keep that sweet caffeine running through our body with a Ko-Fi, power us through a late night of fact checking and editing!

You Had Me At Hell No
Episode 29: New Diaper

You Had Me At Hell No

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 65:19


We continue the Twilight Saga this week with New Moon. The gals make a correction for the last episode, address the movie's racism, and of course discuss which member of Monty Python is the cutest.

The History of Computing
Spam Spam Spam!

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 11:42


Today's episode on spam is read by the illustrious Joel Rennich. Spam is irrelevant or inappropriate and unsolicited messages usually sent to a large number of recipients through electronic means. And while we probably think of spam as something new today, it's worth noting that the first documented piece of spam was sent in 1864 - through the telegraph. With the advent of new technologies like the fax machine and telephone, messages and unsolicited calls were quick to show up. Ray Tomlinson is widely accepted as the inventor of email, developing the first mail application in 1971 for the ARPANET. It took longer than one might expect to get abused, likely because it was mostly researchers and people from the military industrial research community. Then in 1978, Gary Thuerk at Digital Equipment Corporation decided to send out a message about the new VAX computer being released by Digital. At the time, there were 2,600 email accounts on ARPANET and his message found its way to 400 of them. That's a little over 15% of the Internet at the time. Can you imagine sending a message to 15% of the Internet today? That would be nearly 600 million people. But it worked. Supposedly he closed $12 million in deals despite rampant complaints back to the Defense Department. But it was too late; the damage was done. He proved that unsolicited junk mail would be a way to sell products. Others caught on. Like Dave Rhodes who popularized MAKE MONEY FAST chains in the 1988. Maybe not a real name but pyramid schemes probably go back to the pyramids so we might as well have them on the Internets. By 1993 unsolicited email was enough of an issue that we started calling it spam. That came from the Monty Python skit where Vikings in a cafe and spam was on everything on the menu. That spam was in reference to canned meat made of pork, sugar, water, salt, potato starch, and sodium nitrate that was originally developed by Jay Hormel in 1937 and due to how cheap and easy it was found itself part of a cultural shift in America. Spam came out of Austin, Minnesota. Jay's dad George incorporated Hormel in 1901 to process hogs and beef and developed canned lunchmeat that evolved into what we think of as Spam today. It was spiced ham, thus spam. During World War II, Spam would find its way to GIs fighting the war and Spam found its way to England and countries the war was being fought in. It was durable and could sit on a shelf for moths. From there it ended up in school lunches, and after fishing sanctions on Japanese-Americans in Hawaii restricted the foods they could haul in, spam found its way there and some countries grew to rely on it due to displaced residents following the war. And yet, it remains a point of scorn in some cases. As the Monty Python sketch mentions, spam was ubiquitous, unavoidable, and repetitive. Same with spam through our email. We rely on email. We need it. Email was the first real, killer app for the Internet. We communicate through it constantly. Despite the gelatinous meat we sometimes get when we expect we're about to land that big deal when we hear the chime that our email client got a new message. It's just unavoidable. That's why a repetitive poster on a list had his messages called spam and the use just grew from there. Spam isn't exclusive to email. Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel sent the first commercial Usenet spam in the “Green Card” just after the NSF allowed commercial activities on the Internet. It was a simple Perl script to sell people on the idea of paying a fee to have them enroll people into the green card lottery. They made over $100,000 and even went so far as to publish a book on guerrilla marketing on the Internet. Canter got disbarred for illegal advertising in 1997. Over the years new ways have come about to try and combat spam. RBLs, or using DNS blacklists to mark hosts as unable to send blacklists and thus having port 25 blocked emerged in 1996 from the Mail Abuse Prevention System, or MAPS. Developed by Dave Rand and Paul Vixie, the list of IP addresses helped for a bit. That is, until spammers realized they could just send from a different IP. Vixie also mentioned the idea of of matching a sender claim to a mail server a message came from as a means of limiting spam, a concept that would later come up again and evolve into the Sender Policy Framework, or SPF for short. That's around the same time Steve Linford founded Spamhaus to block anyone that knowingly spams or provides services to spammers. If you have a cable modem and try to setup an email server on it you've probably had to first get them to unblock your address from their Don't Route list. The next year Mark Jeftovic created a tool called filter.plx to help filter out spam and that project got picked up by Justin Mason who uploaded his new filter to SourceForge in 2001. A filter he called SpamAssassin. Because ninjas are cooler than pirates. Paul Graham, the co-creator of Y Combinator (and author a LISP-like programming language) wrote a paper he called “A Plan for Spam” in 2002. He proposed using a Bayesian filter as antivirus software vendors used to combat spam. That would be embraced and is one of the more common methods still used to block spam. In the paper he would go into detail around how scoring of various words would work and probabilities that compared to the rest of his email that a spam would get flagged. That Bayesian filter would be added to SpamAssassin and others the next year. Dana Valerie Reese came up with the idea for matching sender claims independently and she and Vixie both sparked a conversation and the creation of the Anti-Spam Research Group in the IETF. The European Parliament released the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications in the EU criminalizing spam. Australia and Canada followed suit. 2003 also saw the first laws in the US regarding spam. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 was signed by President George Bush in 2003 and allowed the FTC to regulate unsolicited commercial emails. Here we got the double-opt-in to receive commercial messages and it didn't take long before the new law was used to prosecute spammers with Nicholas Tombros getting the dubious honor of being the first spammer convicted. What was his spam selling? Porn. He got a $10,000 fine and six months of house arrest. Fighting spam with laws turned international. Christopher Pierson was charged with malicious communication after he sent hoax emails. And even though spammers were getting fined and put in jail all the time, the amount of spam continued to increase. We had pattern filters, Bayesian filters, and even the threat of legal action. But the IETF Anti-Spam Research Group specifications were merged by Meng Weng Wong and by 2006 W. Schlitt joined the paper to form a new Internet standard called the Sender Policy Framework which lives on in RFC 7208. There are a lot of moving parts but at the heart of it, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, or SMTP, allows sending mail from any connection over port 25 (or others if it's SSL-enabled) and allowing a message to pass requiring very little information - although the sender or sending claim is a requirement. A common troubleshooting technique used to be simply telnetting into port 25 and sending a message from an address to a mailbox on a mail server. Theoretically one could take the MX record, or the DNS record that lists the mail server to deliver mail bound for a domain to and force all outgoing mail to match that. However, due to so much spam, some companies have dedicated outbound mail servers that are different than their MX record and block outgoing mail like people might send if they're using personal mail at work. In order not to disrupt a lot of valid use cases for mail, SPF had administrators create TXT records in DNS that listed which servers could send mail on their behalf. Now a filter could check the header for the SMTP server of a given message and know that it didn't match a server that was allowed to send mail. And so a large chunk of spam was blocked. Yet people still get spam for a variety of reasons. One is that new servers go up all the time just to send junk mail. Another is that email accounts get compromised and used to send mail. Another is that mail servers get compromised. We have filters and even Bayesian and more advanced forms of machine learning. Heck, sometimes we even sign up for a list by giving our email out when buying something from a reputable site or retail vendor. Spam accounts for over 90% of the total email traffic on the Internet. This is despite blacklists, SPF, and filters. And despite the laws and threats spam continues. And it pays well. We mentioned Canter & Sigel. Shane Atkinson was sending 100 million emails per day in 2003. That doesn't happen for free. Nathan Blecharczyk, a co-founder of Airbnb paid his way through Harvard on the back of spam. Some spam sells legitimate products in illegitimate ways, as we saw with early IoT standard X10. Some is used to spread hate and disinformation, going back to Sender Argic, known for denying the Armenian genocide through newsgroups in 1994. Long before infowars existed. Peter Francis-Macrae sent spam to solicit buying domains he didn't own. He was convicted after resorting to blackmail and threats. Jody Michael Smith sold replica watches and served almost a year in prison after he got caught. Some spam is sent to get hosts loaded with malware so they could be controlled as happened with Peter Levashov, the Russian czar of the Kelihos botnet. Oleg Nikolaenko was arrested by the FBI in 2010 for spamming to get hosts in his Mega-D botnet. The Russians are good at this; they even registered the Russian Business Network as a website in 2006 to promote running an ISP for phishing, spam, and the Storm botnet. Maybe Flyman is connected to the Russian oligarchs and so continues to be allowed to operate under the radar. They remain one of the more prolific spammers. Much is sent by a small number of spammers. Khan C. Smith sent a quarter of the spam in the world until he got caught in 2001 and fined $25 million. Again, spam isn't limited to just email. It showed up on Usenet in the early days. And AOL sued Chris “Rizler” Smith for over $5M for his spam on their network. Adam Guerbuez was fined over $800 million dollars for spamming Facebook. And LinkedIn allows people to send me unsolicited messages if they pay extra, probably why Microsoft payed $26 billion for the social network. Spam has been with us since the telegraph; it isn't going anywhere. But we can't allow it to run unchecked. The legitimate organizations that use unsolicited messages to drive business help obfuscate the illegitimate acts where people are looking to steal identities or worse. Gary Thuerk opened a Pandora's box that would have been opened if hadn't of done so. The rise of the commercial Internet and the co-opting of the emerging cyberspace as a place where privacy and so anonymity trump verification hit a global audience of people who are not equal. Inequality breeds crime. And so we continually have to rethink the answers to the question of sovereignty versus the common good. Think about that next time an IRS agent with a thick foreign accent calls asking for your social security number - and remember (if you're old enough) that we used to show our social security cards to grocery store clerks when we wrote checks. Can you imagine?!?!

Discover Indie Film
170. 4Qs with John Venable

Discover Indie Film

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 16:39


John Venable (right) with actors Anita Leeman Torres and Charlie Baker at SOFF 2019 What are the 4Q's? Name your favorite films of all time (limit 3) Name a film you think is underrated Name a film you think is overrated Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out In this podcast we find out what films inspired (and maybe didn't inspire) filmmaker John Venable.  As a writer, actor and producer, John has kept busy for years and in 2019 he brought his film "First Person" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival.  This hilarious comedy launches Season 3 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video by being the first film in the first episode. Comments are blocked on this website. To discuss Discover Indie Film podcasts or TV episodes, visit the Facebook Page. You can listen to the podcast using the media player below or on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, or Stitcher. Here are John's 4Qs answers: Favorites: Blazing Saddles, The Jerk, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Underrated: Apocalypto, Lucky Number Slevin, Lords of Dogtown Overrated: Brick, Godford Park Seek Out: In America, 24 Hour Party People Podcast

Retro Movie Roundtable
RMR 0121 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Retro Movie Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 106:10


Join your hosts Dustin Melbardis, Chad Robinson, and Russell Guest for the Retro Movie Roundtable as they revisit Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [PG] Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Satire   Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth, Carol Cleveland,   Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones Recoded on 2031-07-18

The Top 100 Project
A Fish Called Wanda

The Top 100 Project

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 48:00


It's not every comedy that features 2 of the brilliant stars of the Monty Python troupe, but it's actually the Americans who stand out. Kevin Kline was known as a serious actor before A Fish Called Wanda and Jamie Lee Curtis was still mostly thought of as the Scream Queen. So when legendary cut-ups like John Cleese and Michael Palin are overshadowed, you know you're in from something hilarious. Director Charles Crichton's swan song runs the risk of alienating audiences (33 years ago…and especially now) by daring to make fun of animal death and stutterers. Funny is funny though. So eat your fish & chips (wait, put Wanda back in the bowl, Otto!) and don't be DISAPPOINTED as you steamroll through the 404th Ellises' Analysis. A pretty great addition to your fish meal is coffee. Sparkplug Coffee remains our groovy sponsor. They'll help you out with a 20% discount when you apply our promo code (“top100project”) to your next order. Are we Twitterers? Sure. We are: @moviefiend51 and @bevellisellis Our website is top100project.com Scoring At The Movies is Ryan's other podcast. We talk about sports o'er there

The Nostalgic Front Podcast
Episode 022 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)!

The Nostalgic Front Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 113:03


In this episode we talk about the 1975 classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

The Overlook Hour Podcast
#266 - Llana Barron & Mehran Torgoley (Curse of Aurore, Committed)

The Overlook Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 82:42


Fresh off their glowing review from "The TBR Report", the writers and director of "Curse of Aurore" join the boys to talk about the infamous "leg injury" and whether it was real, filming in a familiar location, and how particular Canadians are with accents in films.    Films: Curse of Aurore (2020), Committed (2014), Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire (2019), Hell House LLC (2015), Anything for Jackson (2020), The Sacrament (2013), The Green Knight (2021), A Ghost Story (2017), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Old (2021), Phoenix Forgotten (2017), The Last Exorcism (2010), The Fear Footage (2018), The Fear Footage 2: Curse of the Tape (2020), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Bullitt (1968)   Hey, we're on YouTube!  Listening on an iPhone? Don't forget to rate us on iTunes!   Fill our fe-mailbag by emailing us at Podcast@TheOverlookTheatre.com    Intro Music by Engineer Randy Reach us on Instagram (@theoverlooktheatre) Facebook (@theoverlookhour) Twitter (@OverlookHour)

Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger
How to Use Your 4,000 Weeks (with Oliver Burkeman)

Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 53:05


Oliver Burkeman is the author of the new book, 4,000 Weeks: Time Managment for Mortals, which Adam Grant calls “The most important book ever written about time management.”    In it, Oliver argues that using your life (4,000 weeks = about 80 years) most meaningfully requires abandoning the illusion that we can—or should try to—get everything done. And that the attempt to do so just leaves us miserable and isolated. So indeed, one of the keys to productivity is deciding what to ignore.    Further, Oliver reckons, when you put your existence into the context of the enormity of the universe, you realize that many of our “plans” are just distractions from the knowledge that we will all eventually be dead and won't be remembered for terribly long. So why shouldn't we just spend our days taking hikes and cooking for our children? Hey, that's not a bad question.    I am a big fan of Oliver's deeply-informed, highly-thoughtful, and quite funny writing. On his first Crazy Money appearance, we discussed his book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking in which he lays out an equally counter-intuitive (well, counter-narrative anyway) that being happy starts with lowering your expectations. And that he argues leaves us with a reasonable expectation of where we actually derive meaning in our lives.     In addition to his books, Oliver wrote the "This Column Will Change Your Life" column for The Guardianfor about 14 years.    Sign up for Oliver's newsletter here. Listen to Monty Python's The Galaxy Song here.  Listen to Oliver's first Crazy Money appearance here.    Click HERE to ✍️ RATE / REVIEW Crazy Money!   CONNECT WITH PAUL:

10% Happier with Dan Harris
Try This for Stress | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 8:51


Being kind to ourselves in hard times bolsters our resilience, so we can learn from setbacks rather than getting stuck in rumination. Watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. Subscription required. Apple TV+ and/or select content may not be available in all regions. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Self-Kindness for Stress,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=135d547d-18a1-48a6-a562-e325f74ffe40. About Sebene Selassie: Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.

10% Happier with Dan Harris
Try This for Stress | Bonus Meditation with Sebene Selassie

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 8:06


Being kind to ourselves in hard times bolsters our resilience, so we can learn from setbacks rather than getting stuck in rumination. Watch Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. Subscription required. Apple TV+ and/or select content may not be available in all regions. To find this meditation in the Ten Percent Happier app, you can search for “Self-Kindness for Stress,” or click here: https://10percenthappier.app.link/content?meditation=135d547d-18a1-48a6-a562-e325f74ffe40. About Sebene Selassie: Growing up, Sebene felt like a big weirdo. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and raised in white neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., she was a tomboy Black girl who loved Monty Python and UB40. She never believed she belonged. Thirty years ago, she began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. Now, Sebene is a teacher, author, and speaker who teaches that meditation can help us remember our inherent sense of belonging, that our individual freedom affects absolutely everyone and everything, and that our collective freedom depends on each and every one of us. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of Stage III and IV cancer.