Monday, December 29, 2008

African or European Swallow?

Get an early start on your abs or at least the part centered around the laugh muscles, by reading Dave Barry on Bailing out 2008. Chris just read it to me and I'm still drying my eyes.  Dave Barry is probably one of my favorite comedic writers, next to Jack Handy, Erma Bombeck, and Monty Python or whatever the writer's name was/is.  See Mr. Python's sample below if you question his brilliance.

Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

3 comments:

Melisa said...

I love that movie! I don't even know why I love it so much.

"It's just a flesh wound."

I love Dave Barry too. My parents have a couple of his books. SOOOO dang funny!

Brenny said...

That totally made my Tuesday. Thanks for sharing.

I am now going to copy you and post it on my blog. :)

-Ang said...

I agree that is one of the greatest comic quotes of all time. I was probably with you the first time I ever saw that movie. Those were the days :D!
Hey, I actually put a post on my new blog -though I'm not nearly as clever as you :).