Sunday, April 19, 2009

Random Lore

Alan Michelson, a Facebook Friend, posted this lore on Synergeo yesterday, with a number of links:
"The title Monty Python's Flying Circus was partly the result of the group's reputation at the BBC. Michael Mills, BBC's Head of Comedy, wanted their name to include the word circus because the BBC referred to the six members wandering around the building as a 'circus' (in particular 'Baron Von Took's Flying Circus' after Barry Took, who had brought them to the BBC). The group added flying to make it sound less like an actual circus and more like something from World War I. Monty Python was added because they claimed it sounded like a really bad theatrical agent, the sort of person who would have brought them together."
I'm interested in the history of television programming, including commercials.

More introspective retrospectives made by the pros, but with some outsider perspectives, would help us stay critical with respect to our fantasy worlds, lest we be overwhelmed by the unreality of our ghostly cells in the Matrix (fed by machine world TV).

I got some praise for my Bugs Bunny tie today, purchased from the USPO awhile back.