December 21st, 2005

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Monty Python fandom from unexpected places

Things being a little slow on the TV front, we picked up Monty Python's "And Now For Something COmpletely Different" from the cable provider's library of on-demand videos. This one is the usual mix of silliness and insanity, its primary claim to fame being the (in)famous Parrot Skit ("Polly!" [WHAP WHAP WHAP] "Polly Polly Polly!... This is an ex-parrot!!!") So there we were, watching the movie, when we became aware that that we weren't the only ones doing so.

Laptop (the cat) was parked at my feet on the armchair footrest... and watching the TV with every indication of deep fascination.

It wasn't just the fact that there were things moving on the screen. When the Monty Python ended and a romantic comedy came on, she lost interest and went back to sleep - Hugh Grant is NOT her cup of tea, obviously. But who knew that wacky humour was...?

Odd, odd, odd...

On another issue, computers have been acting up on me all day. Admittedly my laptop - the new one, not the one I"ve been working on to give to my folks - is a "Spare" computer and isn't used very often, but it tends to kick up its heels if it isn't switched on as often as it likes, and today it just blew its top at me, and I had to dance circles around it to keep it happy. Waaah. COmputers. Can't live without 'em, can't shoot 'em...