Tag Archive for Monty Python

Earth Day/Immanuel Kant Day

Yes, yes, today is Earth Day, so Hack the Planet, er, Save the Planet and all that. (Sorry, had a bit of a Angelina Jolie-Jonny Lee Miller flashback there.) Today is also the birthday of Immanuel Kant, born in 1724. Kant became one of the most influential philosophers of his time. He championed both experience and reason together for a new approach to philosophy, and his work in idealist thought still affects modern philosophers today. He also worked in mathematics, anthropology and astronomy, and was even an early influence in the life of a young Albert Einstein.
Celebrate today by hugging a tree and buying a beer for a philosophy major; chances are, that former student is now also your bartender. We’ve also thrown in the excellent ode to thinking above by the professors known as Monty Python. (Language warning, just in case you’re NOT familiar with their work.)

International Monty Python Status Day

Tired of posting what you had for breakfast or the latest cute puppy photo on Facebook? Say no more! Today is International Monty Python Status Day, a chance to break out of your whiny social media rut and fill the Internet with nonsensical quotes sure to irritate and befuddle all your humor-impaired friends.

Need some help? We’ll get you started.

“It’s quite simple to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana.”

“I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay.”

“Well, there’s Spam, egg, sausage and Spam, that doesn’t have much Spam in it.”

“He’s not pining, he’s passed on!”

If you need even more, watch the video above from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” or just head into a crowd and yell, “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!” Your fellow Python geeks will shout back enough lines to keep you well-stocked all day long.