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Python Arcana and Minutia
"We know you all know the parrot sketch by heart. We know you know the lyrics to the "Lumberjack Song". Let's get into some of the lesser-known bits of Pythonic genius."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What problem did British naval officer B. J. Smethwick indicate that the Royal Navy "now have... relatively under control."?
The mouse problem
Which facts does Cleese's barrister elicit from Cardinal Richelieu in qualifying him as a character witness?
He "built up the centralized monarchy in France".
He "persecuted the Huguenots".
He "perpetuated the religious schism in Europe".
All of these
According to Pythonic scripture, which is the worst tennis-playing nation in the world?
"What great opponent of Cartesian dualism resists the reduction of psychological phenomena to physical states?"
Who comes to visit during the "Attila the Hun Show"?
"The man from the off-licence"
"Gaiseric the Vandal"
"A whole horde of them marauding Visigoths"
"Alexander the Great"
Vince Snetterton-Lewis once asked Dinsdale Piranha not to nail his head to the floor because his "parents were coming round for tea."
How, if at all, did Dinsdale oblige him?
"He said I had to see Doug."
"He blew off a thermonuclear device in my drawing-room."
"He just screwed my pelvis to a cake stand."
"He just nailed my head to the wainscotting."
To which monarch does Biggles dictate a a letter to the effect that the "eels... were really scrummy"?
What complaint does Eric Idle's whiny tourist make about German businessmen?
"They keep singing 'Torremolinos, Torremolinos..."
They "pretend... to be acrobats and form...pyramids and barge into the queues..."
"They have diarrhea and flabby white legs."
"They drone on and on about how Mr. Smith should be running this country."
Subject of discussion in the Welsh coalmine (in Llandarog Carmarthen) while HM the Queen is "STILL WATCHING 'THE VIRGINIAN.'"
Diverse weaponry of the Spanish Inquisition
Political, economic and social causes of the 30 years' war
Date of ratification of the treaty of Utrecht
Whether Sir Walter Scott was a "loony"
What is the Pythonic signficance (if any) of "colour TV sets and...Tony Jacklin golf clubs?"
Betoken the presence of an "Upper-Class Twit."
Mentioned in rule six of the "Philosophy Department of the U. of Woolamaloo."
200 of each stored at Luigi Vercotti's "high-class escort agency."
Freemasons own them.
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