MIAMI -- A passenger heading to Barbados was stopped on Sunday for attempting to sneak a snake on a plane, CBS Miami reports. The passenger tried to "artfully conceal the snake inside the electronics of a hard drive, which was placed in a checked bag," said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at Miami International Airport. After baggage screening detected what the agency described as an "organic mass," a TSA bomb expert was called to investigate the inside of the electronic component where the baby python was found. TSA said the "interception prevented a possible wildlife threat on an aircraft." "Animals of many species have been known to escape and chew through wires with fatal results," the agency said. The TSA said in an Instagram post that the python "had not gone full monty." "It was wearing a nylon stocking." The passenger did not embark on the flight to the Caribbean island, and neither did the snake. The snake was impounded by the U.S. Fish and … [Read more...] about Airline passenger tries to “artfully conceal” baby python in hard drive, TSA says
Terry Gilliam has weighed in on the debate over whether Monty Python’s comedy is too white, male, and elitist. “I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian.” The American-born Python was speaking at the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic at a screening of his movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.Gilliam was responding to remarks by the BBC’s Head of Comedy that Monty Python were insufficiently “diverse” to “reflect the modern world”. This drew an irritated response from fellow Python John Cleese: Now the ‘Yank’ member of the team has joined the fray. According to the Guardian: “It made me cry: the idea that … no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that, everybody represented… this is bullshit. I no longer want to be a white male, I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black … [Read more...] about Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam: ‘I’m a Black Lesbian’
John Cleese has been defending Monty Python‘s legacy. He was responding to the ludicrous suggestion by the BBC’s Head of Comedy Shane Allen that Monty Python were somehow not “original” because their members were too white, male, and middle class.Allen said: “If you’re going to assemble a team now it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes. It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.” and: “And I think we’ve heard the metropolitan, educated experience. I think it’s about how original a voice you have over what school you went to.” Because that’s what we’re all craving, all those of us in Britain who have to fork out £150.50 every year for our obligatory BBC licence fee: “Don’t give us the ‘Knights who say “Ni”‘ or ‘Don’t tell him, Pike!’ or comedy that makes us laugh!”, we are forever yelling at our … [Read more...] about Delingpole: ‘Monty Python Was Too Male, Pale, Stale,’ Says Diversity-Obsessed BBC
In 2004, former Monty Python actor Eric Idle penned Spamalot, a musical adaptation of the famous film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s a clever and ridiculously successful production that went on to win a Tony Award for Best Musical. Now, because time is a flat circle and Hollywood is an ouroboros, Deadline reports that Fox is planning to adapt the adapted musical as yet another film. Spamalot largely follows the plot of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, throwing in a number of other references from the group’s other films and sketch comedy. It follows King Arthur on his quest to unite England by going off in search of the legendary Holy Grail in 932 AD. Along the way, he gathers a motley team of knights, faces off against rude French soldiers armed with bovine catapults, braves bloodthirsty bunny rabbits and inscrutable bridge guards, and soft-shoes through a number of catchy musical numbers. The musical streamlines the film’s story a bit and throws in more than … [Read more...] about Fox is turning Monty Python’s Spamalot into a movie, for some reason?
Often when a new programming language is introduced, there is a debate which starts amongst some of the genius minds in the industry wherein the language is compared with the one already spreading its roots. A kind of buzz often spreads in the IT industry and the new one is often compared on every aspect may it then be features, syntax or core cpu and memory aspects including GC time and all, with the existing one of its kind. Many examples of such cases can be picked up and investigated from past including the debate between Java and C#, C++ etc. One of such case which drew a significant amount of attention was the debate between two languages which came out one after the other in short span i.e. Python and Perl. Whereas Python was invented initially as a successor to ABC language merely as a “hobby” programming project (which would attract Unix/C hackers) for the author who named it after the series of his biggest star Monty Python. Suggested Read: Getting Started with … [Read more...] about Dive Deep Into Python Vs Perl Debate