Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3rd-Brought To You By the Letter 'C'



Cheese
Off the same exit as the Bong Recreation Area.
Coincidence?
Incidentally, there's no
cheese from other worlds here.
  April 3rd brings us to the letter 'C' (funny how that alphabet thing works, isn't it?).  That being the case, I wanted to talk about "cheese" (Cheese begins with 'C'.  You're welcome).
  
Those crazy Wisconsin people. 
They can make cheese from anything. 
Even ducks.
  My original intent was to go all scholarly on you and describe the evolution of what essentially is sour milk all mashed together until it becomes something we can throw between two slices of bread (when all the lunchmeat is gone).  
  
  Or throw on a Ritz, drink some wine, put another bit on a Ritz, drink more wine, put anoth....oh, screw it, let's just drink wine.  Cheese binds me.
  
  But, after seeing how long my posts for 'A' and 'B' were and knowing that 'E' will be big, too (that's what she said), I figured I'd give you a break.

  So, like a teacher who doesn't like to go through the trouble of preparing a long lecture you won't pay attention to in the first place, I thought I'd play a movie.  

  This Monty Python sketch is one of my favorites (along with Penguin On the TV) and is perfect for todays' letter.
  
  Hope you enjoy.  Just make sure when it's over, you wake up so you can go to the next class.
  
Love,
Professor Al


31 comments:

  1. I am a vegan. It's too painful to read about cheese, as I miss it tremendously.

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  2. This sketch is awesome Al, I like your attitude when it comes to skipping the cheese and just downing the wine haha!

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  3. I have to agree with you. Skip the cheese and go directly to the wine!. I love the clip! Great post Al. Now I'm really looking forward the that lengthy E post...

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  4. OMG The flamenco song .... sounds like Juan Serrano... I think it's a fandango. I have to play it again for the dialogue.... it got in the way of the music. Great, great choice. No, it is funny.... used to love those when they were on early TV.

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  5. I loved the Office reference and Monty Python is always good for a laugh.

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  6. What cheese shop doesn't have cheese? Justifiable homicide, I believe.

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  7. One of my favorite sketches. I like it even better than the Spam one.

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  8. Gotta love a good Monty Python sketch. =)

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  9. Yeah I woul skip the cheese too, quite the sketch you should have been a teacher, skip the rant and just show the video..hahaha

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  10. My sister wrote a song for my wedding that listed 36 different cheeses, including Wensleydale, Venezuelan Beaver Cheese, and all the ol' Python standbys. Why? Well, why not? (Hint: My wife's last name is Ricotta.)

    And hell, "cheese" begins with C? Now you tell me. I've lived my whole life thinking C was for Cookie.

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  11. what - nothing about cutting the cheese?!

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  12. Never deny John Cleese of his cheese

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  13. @Nellie: Last week, what it meant to be a "vegan" was explained to me. I thought it was just another word for vegetarian. But, as I working over my string cheese, I was told in no uncertain terms that I wouldn't be allowed to eat it if I was a vegan. So, I'm thinking that Big Mac is out, too.
    @Matthew: Yeah, the cheese just makes us feel high class. Until we have too much wine and end up wrapped around the toilet. A whole wheel of cheese couldn't class that up!
    @DM: I hope 'E' doesn't disappoint. We have 'D' to go through first. It's kinda short, too. But, it tickles me.
    @Manzanita: I remember the first time I saw Monty Python. I was only something like 13 and loved the fact that (what became) the PBS channel out of New York played it uncut. Loved the bare breast shots. Remember I was just 13. Now I need a crane and a Viagra Family Pak.
    @L: I'm glad that you, as a woman of your gender, think that about Monty Python. Let me ask, how do you feel about the Three Stooges?
    @Ruth: This sketch inspired me when, as a designated driver for Mrs. Penwasser and a couple of our friends (oh, now, THAT was fun), I visited a Dunkin' Donuts shop in Auburn, Maine wayyyyy back in the 80s. I went through almost the exact same thing at the drive-thru. I was told everything was out until I finally asked, "This is a donut shop. Do you in fact have any donuts at all?' I was told they had muffins. Ah. Muffins. I didn't shoot her, though.
    @Mary: I used the Spam sketch for a lesson on Iceland in college. I really like it, but Penguin on the TV is still my favorite. Also like the dead parrot one, too.
    @MJ: Especially since they sometimes have nudity.
    @Pat: Still would've got my point across though, huh?
    @Nate: THAT would have a (or should that be 'an?') hysterical song.
    @baygirl: I thought about it, but I didn't want Mrs. Penwasser to complain. Oh, you meant WRITE about cutting the cheese...? Ooops, my bad.
    @Adam: The man is genius.

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  14. A crane and a Viagra Family Pak??????? Thanks. I really need you as a bloggy friend. Yeah, I can get kinda tied up in this world stuff and then I read something like that as I take a sip of tea and spray it all over the screen. I often forget to tell you how much I appreciate your humor and quick wit. But I do. Manzanita

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    1. Problem is that I only get to use the Family Pak for four hours.

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  15. Just my luck, I had to stop by on the cheese day...
    I thank you for sparing us the details of that most vile and evil of foods. :D (yes, I know I'm a freak of nature in my unequivocal hatred of all things cheese, but I can't help it...)

    xoxo!

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    1. Cheese is also something found between our toes. So, yeah, I get it....

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  16. Say cheese........
    do check out my C too at GAC a-z

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    1. I will.
      If I know what's gouda for me.

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  17. Well in that case my name is "E". If this was an Espanol thing you would have to/two c/ch oh geez that's boring, sorry. Cheese is good with beer and beer lite. Sometimes I have cheese without the beer....no, never mind I don't do that. Brett Farve is half cheese. Cheesus Christ? No? OK I give.

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  18. Just the Baby Cheesus.
    And beer sounds right.

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  19. Stopped by from the A-Z challenge...stayed for the Monty Python...great blog

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  20. Monty Python has that effect. Thanks for stopping!

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  21. Weren't you one of the dancers? Loved them in a Fish Named Wanda! Looking forward to your expose on "E!" Julie

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  22. @Eva: Did you like the movies? Holy Grail-yes. Life of Brian-okay. Meaning of Life-meh.
    @Julie: And don't think I wouldn't do it if asked.

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  23. Thanks, buddy, I needed that.

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  24. Cheese has a habit of doing that. Well, that and the binding thing, too.

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  25. can i skip the wine and just eat the cheese? because it's my favorite food group. and my best friend. and the building blocks for my dream home.

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  26. I haven't thought about Monty Python in a long time.
    Now, I fart in your general direction!

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  27. Stumbled upon your blog. Now I challenge you to the 6 degrees exercise from our days on GW sailing the ocean blue. John Cleese and/or Yvonne de Carlo to Bacon. Go.

    V/R,
    A fellow BOCOD violator

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