Lee was: the Supplicant ?
Answered on: 17 Aug 2003
The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply. Your question was: > O great, wise, and sage Oracle, I beseech thee to zottest me not, but > pray answer this nagging question and settle my mind. Will there ever > come a time when Usenet posters no longer quote (or parody) Monty > Python skits? >
And in response, thus spake the Oracle: } Supplicant (S): Hello, I wish to register a complaint. } USENET Keeper (UK): Sorry, we're closing for a server update. } S: Never mind that, I wish to complain about this message I received } from your server not half an hour ago. } UK: Oh yes, the Monty Python parody signature. What's wrong with it? } S: I'll tell you what's wrong with it! It's cliched! } UK: No, it's kitsch, look. } S: My lad, I know a lame signature when I see one and I'm looking at it } right now. } UK: No, sir, it's not lame. It's retro. } S: Retro? } UK: Yes, remarkable thing, the signature file. Wonderful way of } conveying information, innit? } S: There is no information--it's just an overused Monty Python joke. } ... } } So to answer your question: no, there will never be such a time. In } fact, there will never even be a time when the Oracle stops parodying } these sketches. } } You owe the Oracle a clever parallel for the next part of the sketch. }
Notes: Very nice. I regret the fact I'm not up to actually finishing the sketch.