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germans vs greeks

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Here’s an OLD favorite – Monty Python’s philosopher’s football match, the Greeks vs the Germans. 

You can read the sketch here.

Here’s the commentary for the game deciding, and only goal:

Football Commentator 
 Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel.  Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored!  The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad. Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it.  Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.  But Confucius has answered them with the final whistle! It’s all over! Germany, having trounced England’s famous midfield trio of Bentham, Locke and Hobbes in the semi-final, have been beaten by the odd goal, and let’s see it again.  There it is, Socrates, Socrates heads in and Leibnitz doesn’t have a chance. And just look at those delighted Greeks.  There they are, “Chopper” Sophocles, Empedocles of Acragus, what a game he had. And Epicurus is there, and Socrates the captain who scored what was probably the most important goal of his career.

Written by Peter Rudd

March 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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crimson permanent assurance

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From Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, this is the Crimson Permanent Assurance film in which the old powdered wigs get rid of new blood and initiate corporate raids … with buildings that move like pirate ships through central London.

Written by Peter Rudd

February 20, 2009 at 5:37 pm