Poetry and Prose

Excalibur – another funny Monty Python quote that Rich could roll of his tongue.  He would do all the voices and play all the parts when doing this quote.  Basically, he did two parts, King Arthur and ‘the Woman’.  All of Rich’s Woman characters in Monty Python skits sounded like hags.  But it was still very funny to watch.


Kind Arthur: I am your king!

Woman: Well I didn’t vote for you!

King Arthur: You don’t vote for kings.

Woman: Well how’d you become king then?

King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering silmite  held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king!

Woman: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!


Poetry and Prose

One thing that Rich had a penchant for, was quoting Monty Python at the opportune moment.  The Logician, was one such skit that he often rehearsed.

Whenever I would do or say something that he considered to be ‘womans logic’ he would quote the following lines from this skit, in a very English ‘sing-song’ manner.  It always made me laugh.


Given the premise, ‘all fish live underwater’ and ‘all mackerel are fish’, my wife will conclude, not that ‘all mackerel live underwater’, but that ‘if she buys kippers it will not rain’, or that ‘trout live in trees’, or even that ‘I do not love her any more.’ This she calls ‘using her intuition’. I call it ‘crap’, and it gets me very irritated because it is not logical.