Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Well, that's the crap news

Eye-widening news: Monty Python's Terry Jones has bowel cancer. Terry Jones, the man who could inspire John Cleese to chair-throwing rage with his dark Welsh sarcasm, now has to fight disease. The doctors believe it's been caught early enough to be eradicated. Please let that be so.

Jones is fascinating: a comedy maker and medieval European scholar, who could write about the satire in The Canterbury Tales's portrait of the Knight (seriously, in his book Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary) and become an expert on (say) the use of human remains during Crusade sieges, and also discuss the use of ducks in witch-finding in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (remember, if she weighs the same as a duck, she's made of wood, and therefore -- A WITCH!!!). He's large and contains multidudes, while at the same time being this tiny squat Welsh guy.

Be OK, Mr. Jones. And when you do get OK, I'm sure you'll find a way to be funny about it. Pythons have been known to do that.

(Found via Poppy Z. Brite's journal)
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