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Coconut Clip-Clops by Snuppy
Wednesday, 25 April 2007, 8:40am
Filed under: funny..., whatevers

King Arthur: …We have ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my court at Camelot.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You’re using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You’ve got two empty halves of coconut and you’re bangin’ ’em together.

holy grailAS you might imagine, we were beyond happy and/or amused to find out the record for the World’s Largest Coconut Playing Orchestra was broken 2 days ago, in London. That’s right, the old record of 1,789 coconut playing fools folks, set last year in New York, was virtually shredded, when over 5,000 limey fools folks gathered together in Trafalgar Square for the sole purpose of watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail on a big screen AND play along with Python’s famous “Always Look for the Bright Side of Life” with over 10,000 halved coconuts. Whoa. And wow. Not to mention WTF? Because, really, are we to believe 5,567 people had nothing better to do Monday, than watch a movie — albeit one of our all-time favorites — for an hour and a half, and then clip-clop on a set of coconuts for 5 or 6 minutes to a happy little tune? Would you have participated, had you been anywhere near Trafalgar Square* day before yesterday at around 7 pm?? Yeah? Well, by golly, now that we think about it, so would we.

BET you think that means we’re planning to show you THE VIDEO from that momentous “performance”, but you’d be wrong. Oh we thought about it, all right, until we realized that 6 minutes of clip-clopping — while interesting and/or moderately amusing — was less than riveting, even by our own low standards. But, because we’re nothing, if not lazy and/or uninspired on Wednesdays (if you had to write a post the day after DIESEL — and you weren’t a certain charming/clever PENGUIN — wouldn’t you be, too? Yeah? Well, by gum, now that we mention it, so are we) …uh, where were we before we so rudely and/or ridiculously interrupted ourselves? Oh yeah… we’re nothing blah blah blah lazy blah blah blah uninspired blah blah blah especially on Wednesdays, so we do feel the need to show something, if for no other reason than to avoid more writing. But what? A clip of the song, as performed by Eric Idle in “The Life of Brian”? HAH! Too easy… guess again. A clop of the coconut, as performed by Michael Palin in a Monty Python sketch? WHA…? How the hell did you know that? Did you peek? Man, we have got to get better locks for this blog… no telling what else you kids are getting into when we’re not around (one shudders to think).

WE have no excuse for showing that to you, aside from our hope you’d all appreciate watching an aging Python demonstrate the proper preparation of the aforementioned coconut, as well as what to do, once it has been, er, properly prepared. It cracked us up, but then we’re easily given to fits of the giggles. Besides, don’t you burst into uncontrollable and/or maniacal laughter once you’ve managed to pluck another half-assed post out of your butt? Yeah? Well, by gosh and by golly, now that we’re nearly finished, we will, too.

*This links to a live webcam overlooking Trafalgar Square — which might have been fun to know about, oh we don’t know, maybe TWO DAYS AGO? Wonder if there’s a webcam on Humor-Blogs.com…man, that would be hilarious.

god and the holy grailPS: you WON’T find a webcam and/or a record breaking Coconut Orchestra, but you will find a bunch of nutty captions in Diesel’s contest this week — which happens to feature two (count ’em TWO) of your favorite Snarksters’ offerings. Wouldn’t you like to go vote for one of ’em rightthisminute? Yeah? Well, now that we’re linking to IT, by gosh, by gum, and/or by golly, you’d better.



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maybe no one else will be amused by this gathering of Brits on Monday, but i have to say i just laughed my head off when i heard about it on NPR. if you have the chance, that one video i linked to on YouTube gives a nice overview of the event — even if ya only listen for a minute or two you’ll get to hear what it sounded like — that alone is worth the effort it’ll take to click over!

as for Diesel’s caption contest? there are several funny contenders, but it won’t hurt my feelings one bit if you all vote for… me! OR Minka! despite the suggestion of a certain curmudgeon — who’s name shall remain DOUG — we won’t be wrasslin’ for the win, anytime soon! 😉 xox

Comment by One Hot Puppy

Oh those wacky Brits! Loved the video and while I don’t really think we would have participated in the world’s largest coconut orchestra had we been at Trafalger Square I definitely think we would have thought about it for a minute cause let’s face it… the work of Monty Python IS the Holy Grail.

Comment by BoBo

Bobo: i dunno… it might have been fun. aside from being in the midst of 5,567 cheering and/or coconut clip-clopping Brits, i mean. and you’re SO right, Monty Python IS the Holy Grail! 🙂 xox

Comment by snuppy

You know what I think? We’d all get swept up in the excitement and clip clopping and join right in! Allright, I know that I would. Oh we’ll be watching this in the kitchen later, yes indeed.

And if not wrassling, maybe a race to the latte?


Comment by Lampsha

I´d join in a heart beat and I happen to love Trafalagar Sqaure and I own a copy of Monty Python´s Holy Grail. Talk about menat to be!
For some odd reason I can´t watch the Youtube video. Just me?

How about all those tact-less people. I mean it must be hard to diretc over 5000 people, one of them is bound to have no beat, rhythm or doeasnæt really know the song???

Comment by Penguin

nevermind, I got to watch it now and it was very funny, the gorilla hand? *falls to the floor and luaghs hysterically* Monty Python, how does one beat that?

Comment by Penguin

The gorilla hand was my favorite too. Looks like we were both in a Monty Python mood, eh Snuppy?

At last count, you were well ahead in the caption contest, but a certain Penguin is in a very respectable second.

Comment by Diesel

This was actually on every newscast over in here Spain yesterday, so either a) this is very important or b) nothing truly important happened in the world yesterday (Fine by me either way, this is the kind of news I like). So Monty Python is the Holy Grail, don’t let the Church find out about that or we’ll have a visit from the Spanish Inquisition, and as we all know, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

Comment by Theresa

Five thousand brits with coconut shells can only mean one thing: Salt tax.

Comment by Doug

Lampsha: i’m quite certain you’re right — i can see it now, baby, you and me… clippty-cloppin’ away with the best of ’em! 😉 xox

Penguin: “menat to be” indeed! i absolutely cracked up when i saw that gorilla hand, too — especially after i noticed that first hand was a woman’s! can’t beat Monty Python, don’t even want to try! xox

Diesel: watch out kid, you’re gonna wind up just like your Crazy Aunt Neva if you’re not careful! as for my lead? now that Malnurtured Snay has deemed Minka’s boobs better than mine, i figure all bets are off! xox

Theresa: especially not in Spain! 😉 xox

Doug: i have no response to that. oh wait… yes i do. HAHAHAHAHA! 🙂 (sorry for the outburst, but that cracked me up. won’t happen again.) xox

Comment by snuppy

Oh, I heard about this, and I am beyond jealous–I’m limey-green one. Though how I migrated here, I don’t know…Must’ve been a lovely bunch! How would one defend oneself against so much fruit?

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