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Mike Devlin
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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RIP Terry.
(My brother recently gifted me the complete Monty Python on disc.
Must break them out tonight.)


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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

So sad, but ultimately a release.
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 7:42am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Sad news. Such a funny, talented individual.  When I think back upon Python sketches and films, Jones was a part of many of the most absurdly hilarious to me.  Heartbreaking as well that his last years were spent in the unrelenting grip of dementia.  His talents will be sorely missed. 
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 9:04am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Really sad news. Man, he was funny. In one of those life regrets, I had a chance to meet him once but didn't take advantage of it.   
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 9:13am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I didn't know he was suffering dementia. How absolutely
terrible. Such a comedic mind!
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 9:19am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

For those of you, like me, interested in medieval
literature, I highly recommend Terry Jones' book, Who
Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery
. Mr. Jones studied
Chaucer at Oxford and he never lost his strong scholarly
chops.
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 9:25am | IP Logged | 7 post reply



I was just listening to some of their live shows after Neil
Innes' death. Monty Python had such an influence on me,
and their work continues to be among my favorite to
revisit.

The films are quotable and the kind of "events" people
remember, but it's the TV show that is the true and best
representation of their work. I have the DVDs, and Netflix
is currently streaming the series.

I'm looking forward to comments from his fellow Python
members, which will likely be as rude and inapprpropriate
as they were when Graham Chapman passed.


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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 10:17am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Very tough to face the eventuality of loosing another Python, but the time has come. Now that Jones has left the circus he can get to all that overdue owl stretching time. I have nothing but fond memories of this man and his comedy.
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Apparently John Cleese has commented on Terry's passing.  While he had nice things to say, he ended his tweet with "Two down, four to go. 


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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Expected, considering his condition, but still very sad news. Losing a Python is like losing a Beatle. Jones was multi-talented, he could do everything, it seemed. And he was so damned funny. 
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 12:41pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I didn't realize he'd directed "Life of Brian" (really, I never thought about who had directed it.) Given his deep knowledge of history, it makes perfect sense and "Brian" is, to me, Python at their absolute zenith.
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Posted: 22 January 2020 at 12:50pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Probably my favorite among them... I really loved The Ripping Yarns he wrote!

Well, stretching to find something humorous to say, I suppose he might be playing that mouse xylophone in the place the dead parrot went to?

He's been missed for all the historical programs as well, and that Charlie Chaplin one was also very enjoyable. :^(
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