June 13, 2018

In honor of the World Cup

The World Cup, the biggest sporting event in the world, kicks off tomorrow in Russia, and so I thought it only right to take this very, very funny look at soccer as seen through the eyes of Monty Python's Flying Circus. If you're a fan of either soccer or philosophy, then I think you'll appreciate the utter absurdity of this situation.

"Beckenbauer" is one of the great German soccer players of the era; I think you'll recognize the rest of the "players." TV  


  1. Because I couldn't care less about the World Cup:

    Allow me to divert you (and anyone else who reads this) to Max Allan Collins's blog, which he somehow maintains while continuing to turn out top-flight mystery fiction.

    In particular, I call your attention to his two most recent posts, from yesterday and the previous Tuesday.

    Last week's entry was a tribute/salute/open love letter to his wife, Barbara Collins, on the occasion of their fiftieth (50th) wedding anniversary.
    Yesterday, MAC followed this up with an extended tribute to his late father, Max A. Collins Sr.
    2018 is turning out to be a busy year indeed for my friends Max and Barb: earlier this year, Max marked his own seventieth birthday, then there's the Golden Wedding Day, and the Mickey Spillane Centenary, plus Max & Barb have more of their own books (separately and together) coming out later in the year, and they're going to be at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park in August, where I'll get one of my rare chances to see and talk to them in person …
    Anyway, as I said above, way more interesting than the World Cup (to me, anyway).
    The rest of you - do what you will.

  2. I'll have a Tom Collins, please!


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