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www.theage.com.au/entertainment/cleese-pitch-no-small-beer-20120503-1y1uy.html
 

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Further quote from TFA:

Burson Marsteller would not confirm if Cleese was being paid by Beam Inc for his beer-related thoughts. If he was, it won't have come cheap: the website of the All American Speakers bureau says Cleese is available for ''autograph signing, endorsements and corporate events'', starting at $100,000 a pop.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/cle...l#ixzz1ts8mqICw
Wish I could get paid $100,000 just for being a twat.
 

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The guy wrote fawlty towers and no-one actually knows what he said besides one line in a very short blog article that has bugger all context.

I'm very upset now.
 

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Just saw an ad on the idiot box in which Cleese said "every time you buy a Canadian Club, a beer fairy dies"
 

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600,000 pounds a yr alomony shit no wonder he charging 100k a pop how can courts justify that much really????? and super simian ur joking right? lol life of brain and holy grail are classics!!!!!!!
 

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Yep, he's responsible for some of the best comedy ever written!
 

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Love his work but you would think after 3 marriages he would have realised the cost of divorce.

Michael Palin's diaries are worth a read. JC's money worries go way back. Surprised he hasn't had a crack at Jenny Craig ambassador.
 

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As a Monty Python fan, I wonder then what Cleese & Co. would think of a beer aged in a whiskey barrel...?

+1 for the Palin Diaries - sheds much light on Cleese & Idle.
 

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68 per cent associate beer bellies with men who drink beer; and 77 per cent don't much like a beer belly.

Well that still leaves 23 per cent who might still find me attractive, although I think the numbers will drop once you remove the ones who don't like short bald men with hairy backs. :(
 

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John Cleese And "beverage-based Genocide"
Tell him to take a silly walk.
 

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68 per cent associate beer bellies with men who drink beer; and 77 per cent don't much like a beer belly.

Well that still leaves 23 per cent who might still find me attractive, although I think the numbers will drop once you remove the ones who don't like short bald men with hairy backs. :(
I can think of at least one community where your attractiveness just sky-rocketed.

Where do you stand on the issue of leather chaps?
 

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I can think of at least one community where your attractiveness just sky-rocketed.

Where do you stand on the issue of leather chaps?
Well I guess we could still discuss RIMS systems, but I don't think it will have anything to do with beer.
 

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Or during.
 

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Monty Python really wasn't that funny. Well, I did like it. When I was 10. Ditto Fawlty Towers; farce is funny sometimes, not every episode. Give me the Young Ones or Black Books any day.
 

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Dunno. Considering it was made in the 70s and still every episode makes me laugh, I don't think comedic genius is too strong a description. I think he did well to cap it at 122 episodes - could have drawn it out, doing the same thing and made it as funny as later episodes of Red Dwarf.

I can't argue with Young ones or Black books. There's a black books quote for almost every situation, especially from the first 2 seasons.

Every time I go to review a beer and hold it up to the light, I hear myself saying 'it's like looking through the eye of a duck.............



and sucking all the fluid from its beak'
 

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Cleese is a legend - Python (though sharing legendary status with Gilliam, Jones, Idle, Palin and the late-Chapman), Watery Fowls and eveything between.

I love Young Ones - that era of British comedy is another generation, both generations being before my time - both equally valid and I love them and laugh them both.

Sorry, had to comment - Cleese is greater than post counts.

Goomba
 

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