Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR: Found at Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener is this gem John Cleese couldn't convice the other Pythons to include in The Life Of Brian.
...the Judeans are first proclaiming Brian as messiah. He begins losing pieces of personal property that is on him, and two parties pick up a couple of these things (a gourd, and a sandal), and proclaim them as being true relics of the messiah.

According to Cleese, his suggestion for that scene is that when Brian drops the gourd, it shatters into a number of fragments. At that point, one of the followers picks up one of the shards of shattered gourd, and proclaims:

Look! The piece of gourd that passeth all understanding!


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