Never Compromise On Fart Jokes

Now that Mike Arrington has sold TechCrunch to AOL for some tens of millions of dollars (the amount seems to vary depending on who you ask), is he going to try to get fired? Maybe this is his first attempt:

The 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail has an honored place on my dusty DVD shelf, along with every other Monty Python Movie, Caddie Shack, Fletch and a variety of other movies that shaped my childhood and helped me get through many evenings in high school and college. The best line? “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.” If you haven’t seen it, shame on you.

It turns out the fart in your general direction line made British censors squeamish, as well as overuse of “shit,” “Jesus Christ,” and at least one reference to oral sex. Thankfully, the good guys won. Via Cyan, Letters of Note and LaughingSquid.

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  • Alech

    Losing as many shits as possible and taking Jesus Christ out happen to be two cornerstones of my philosophy, but I couldn’t live without the oral sex.

  • Alech

    Losing as many shits as possible and taking Jesus Christ out happen to be two cornerstones of my philosophy, but I couldn’t live without the oral sex.

  • oman28

    That letter could be a script for a Monty Python skit. Hilarious! I can imagine John Cleese dictating it to his secretary.
    I love it when life imitates art.

  • Anonymous

    That letter could be a script for a Monty Python skit. Hilarious! I can imagine John Cleese dictating it to his secretary.
    I love it when life imitates art.

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