28 October 2011

hopping about

hops by McBeth
hops, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.


Ex-Leper: Okay, sir, my final offer: half a shekel for an old ex-leper?
Brian: Did you say “ex-leper”?
Ex-Leper: That's right, sir, 16 years behind a veil and proud of it, sir.
Brian: Well, what happened?
Ex-Leper: Oh, cured, sir.
Brian: Cured?
Ex-Leper: Yes sir, bloody miracle, sir. Bless you!
Brian: Who cured you?
Ex-Leper: Jesus did, sir. I was hopping along, minding my own business, all of a sudden, up he comes, cures me! One minute I'm a leper with a trade, next minute my livelihood's gone. Not so much as a by-your-leave! “You're cured, mate.” Bloody do-gooder. Look, I'm not saying that being a leper was a bowl of cherries. But it was a living. I mean, you try waving muscular suntanned limbs in people's faces demanding compassion. It's a bloody disaster.

-  Monty Python, from Life of Bryan

25 October 2011

progess

guns not welcome by McBeth
guns not welcome, a photo by McBeth on Flickr.



You can get more with a nice word and a gun than you can with a nice word.

-- Al Capone

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