Friday, September 11, 2009

Spanking John Cleese

This morning I received an email from John Cleese (of Monty Python fame). I have been getting these emails on an irregular basis for a few years now, and they're usually full of nonsense and fun, but this one was the best yet. The subject line was Spanking, Shirts and Non-sequiturs, and I wondered why a spanking email had arrived at my vanilla account.

Here's the spanking part of the message, for your enjoyment:

Hello from Team Lemur!

John has asked us, his loyal minions, to write on his behalf this month. He says that he's working hard on his new script and that you'd be kind and understand. He went on to explain that he is a creative man, making him prone to random bursts of unavailability. He told us to maintain his highest standards or we'd be flogged. We'll try not to disappoint.

Spanking the Non-Sequiturian

Now that summer holidays are coming to a close for many of you, are you feeling particularly non-sequiturian? Do you awake disjointed from your slumber with an overwhelming desire to shout "Nougat-pilfering cheese-cretins!" and then immediately wonder how your plants are?

If you've answered "yes" to this question, you are not alone. In fact, right now on The Spanking New John Cleese Forum there is a veritable horde gathering to share non-sequiturs. The community is playing along in a quest to remain true to the rules of the game, whilst teetering dangerously on the edge of being Tourette's candidates.

The Spanking New John Cleese Forum is a marvelous place filled with lovely people, who, despite being utter lunatics, are quite a lot of fun. Though some have remarked that "the people in Michael Palin's forum are much more polite," we steadfastly encourage you to seek out the warm embrace of the spanking denizens. we are certain that they would genuinely love to welcome you to their bosom.

Here's the link to the forum, if you're interested. What I like best about it is the name:

So is it about spanking or not?

Cleese also produced a very funny and helpful video called Meetings, Bloody Meetings, about how not to conduct a meeting at the office. While it's a bit dated now, the message is still right on the money. I wonder if he might consider making a similar video about the correct way to administer a spanking, by demonstrating how not to give one.

From Hermione's Heart


Spanky said...

Thanks for the link, I'll have to check that out for sure. I love John Cleese!

Hermione said...

I'm a huge Python fan myself.


ronnie said...
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ronnie said...

Will definitely check this out Hermione, thanks for the link.

I love Monty Python and John Cleese. Used to always watch Faulty Towers. Ops now I'm showing my age :)

Thanks Hermione.


Sorry deleted comment was mine x

Hermione said...

Ronnie - I loved Fawlty Towers too. Remember the episode where John Cleese spanked himself? "Who's a naughty boy? Don't do it again".