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 Post subject: historical fiction
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 10:27 am 
I'm looking for some really good historical fiction about British Royalty...specifically around the time of Anne Boylyn...i just finished reading "The Other Boylyn Girl" but Phillipa Gregory, and I really enjoyed it...not to mention I have a slight obsession with Anne Boylyn, Mary, Queen of Scots, etc.

~anna


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 6:58 pm 
Are you Mary, Queen of Scotts? :D



Um, I read this book called Mary, Bloody Mary, by Carolyn Meyer once. It was good, and I thought it was interesting, but I think it's more of a kids book because I was a seventh grader at the time.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 7:07 pm 
Nah, she's Anna, Princess of Austria.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 9:23 pm 
Pronto wrote:
Nah, she's Anna, Princess of Austria.


No, no, the correct response would be

"I am."

Then somebody else says...... oh, forget it, Monty Python references are no fun if you have to explain them :(


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 9:50 pm 
Monty Who?


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 10:49 pm 
Monty Python

A very funny British television program from days of yore, featuring a group of actors who put did some really random sketches and a coupple of cartoon things. My description does it no justice. They basically satired everything. Also made a few movies, including "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", one of my all time favorites. See the following link for an example:

http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/writings/being_repressed.htm

Rent the movie. Now!

The "Mary, Queen of Scotts" thing is just too hard too explain so I'm not going to :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 10:51 pm 
Ah. Guess I'm just too old.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 11:00 pm 
Actually Pronto, you're probably too young. Most of their work was in the early 70's. The only reason I know of it is through my Dad, and from the sort of cult following it has in my school.

More stuff if your're interested:
http://bau2.uibk.ac.at/sg/python/monty.html
I know it sounds weird, but its kinda one of those things you just have to see to get :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 6:25 pm 
Trust me. I'm too old.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 6:59 pm 
You know, many of us, by default, are fans of not only monty Python...but also of Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, etc.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:02 pm 
Boy, I must be way old.
Who?


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:13 pm 
More British humor. Something I addicted myself to many, many years ago.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2003 7:14 pm 
Ok. I can live without anymore addictions, Dave.


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 5:03 pm 
This is not right. Everyone knows Monty Python!

How I fear the coming of the next generation, to be ignorant of such great things as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters II, and the dozens of other magnificent films and media that have dwindled in the last decade.
On the bright side, they'll still have things like Office Space.


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 5:06 pm 
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...has no one realized that Pronto is more than likely pulling your legs?

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 7:29 pm 
The General wrote:
How I fear the coming of the next generation, to be ignorant of such great things as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Young Frankenstein, Ghostbusters II, and the dozens of other magnificent films and media that have dwindled in the last decade.
On the bright side, they'll still have things like Office Space.


If it helps any, I love Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as both Ghostbusters movies, and I'm fourteen. I've heard of Office Space but never watched it. At any rate, I hear it's a lot funnier to people who actually have jobs and can get more of the jokes.

Oh, and I like Monty Python's Flying Circus too. Hooray for satellite television and BBCA! (British Broadcasting Corporation America. Is it me, or is there a slight contradictoin there?)


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 8:09 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
...has no one realized that Pronto is more than likely pulling your legs?



lol

I was your age when Monty Pith-on (sic) first started up. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:47 pm 
...take THAT, Mary Queen of Scots! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:44 am 
Oooh... John Cleese. *runs off to watch fawlty towers*


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:19 pm 
Basil: "Manuel?"

Manuel: "¿Qué?"


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:34 am 
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British Humour, eh?

Can't forget Benny Hill, who was on TV almost from the beginning of the BBC's TV broadcasting. His show runs on BBCA, but still only the episodes that PBS used to run back in the 80's. There's a heck of a lot more Benny the Beeb won't let us see on this side of the pond. :(

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