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 Monty Python - The First Zulu War

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PostSubject: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:13 pm

hi
has anyone seen the sketch 'the first zulu war' in monty python, if you have here it is again!

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i thought it was quite funny

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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:15 pm

here it is again on youtube
might be easier

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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:06 am

Hi Joe. No disrespect to yourself. But I find any martial that’s mocks the work of Soldiers at work, very distasteful especially this Monty Python rubbish. Like I said no disrespect to you, just letting you know how I feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:18 am

hi ctsg,
i know what you mean it is a bit disrespectful towards soldiers

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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:10 am

Even in war, there must be humour.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:15 pm

I served 25 years in the British Army and found it very funny, l find it hard to believe that anybody who knows
anything about the military sense of humour would not have a good laugh watching this
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:40 pm

I have never served in the armed forces but I agree with Keith and E.H
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:26 pm

Sorry to be the odd man out, love the monty python sketch. Also loved the life of Brian, hasnt changed my religious views. Spent years on active service, squaddies take the mickey out of them selves a lot more than John Cleese has done.
Your being overly serious guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:31 pm

hi springbok9

personally i find john cleese hilarious and know that its just for comedy purposes only
all monty python sketches are funny, i absolutely love 'fawlty towers'

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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:24 pm

I think some of you are missing the point! The sketch is relating to the Battle Of Isandlwana. Where Hundreds of men lost their lives because of the irresponsible officers in command. I can’t see anything funny about mocking Brave soldiers that died fighting fro their country. So what’s next a Monty Python sketch about a Battle in Afghanistan where our brave soldiers were killed.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:50 pm

Not sure on how many of you, have actually seen young dead soldiers or some times what’s left of them. I have see to many, nearly been one myself on several occasions.

I had never seen that Monty Python Sketch before but must agree with CTSG it was very distasteful even though is based on an event that took place over 100 years ago.

But that’s my opinion. But I’m ok with other opinions as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:06 pm

CTSG / sas1 . Please remember Joe posted the topic with good intentions.
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PostSubject: Re: Monty Python - The First Zulu War   Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:34 pm

And my post was meant with good intensions. Idea
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