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Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 9:54am
by mercalia
"Why John Cleese is leaving the UK for Nevis
John Cleese has said he is heading to the Caribbean - Nevis to be exact.
The Monty Python star said it's down to a lack of trust in the newspapers; "it’s the lying and the triviality that I object to".
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what a , can I use the word, pratt?

any one know whether Nevis is a tax haven? or just has a good hospice for nutters or geriatics?c or maybe a book to sell? He has become a character from Mony Python?

Got the huff because he didnt get any thing in the queens birthday honours?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06df6qd

Re: Good riddens John Cleese?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 10:22am
by Tangled Metal
He said in the interview he only spent 20 days in the UK over the last year or was it few years. He's emigrated a while ago let's face it. Joining the likes of Sean Connery to meddle in UK politics from abroad in their nice Caribbean tax haven.

BTW I didn't listen to most of what he said, white noise to me, except I caught the 20 days comment and listened to his assessment of the monty python status.

Why do rich actors choose to get involved with politics when the politics they choose to get involved with is so divorced from where they live and possibly work? You get some actors getting heavily involved with UN charities then walk out with another adopted child from the country. Or 007 coming back to Scotland to "defend" it against UK,leaving a Caribbean hideaway / secret lair. Didn't 007 spend most of his time leaving the UK to go to those places???

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Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 11:10am
by 661-Pete
Perhaps I should remind folks, John Cleese and Basil Fawlty are not, actually, one and the same person. Any more than Andrew Sachs and "Manuel" were the same person.

You, Merky, may not like the guy, OK, you may not agree with his expat intentions. Is that any reason to post vile, vulgar insults against him?

And learn to spell "riddance" before your next post! :lol:

Re: Good riddens John Cleese?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 11:24am
by stewartpratt
mercalia wrote:what a , can I use the word, pratt?


Up to you, but I'd be interested to know what conclusion you come to.

Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 12:26pm
by mercalia
661-Pete wrote:Perhaps I should remind folks, John Cleese and Basil Fawlty are [b]not, actually, one and the same person.[/b] Any more than Andrew Sachs and "Manuel" were the same person.

You, Merky, may not like the guy, OK, you may not agree with his expat intentions. Is that any reason to post vile, vulgar insults against him?

And learn to spell "riddance" before your next post! :lol:


well seems like they are the same person. why on earth did he bother to come on an interview. a total waste of broadcast time to vent his pointless views that no one wants to hear as its common knowledge. I think he must have Livingstones disease of wanting some lime light and attention from the press as he is a hasbeen now?

Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 12:38pm
by brynpoeth
661-Pete wrote:Perhaps I should remind folks, John Cleese and Basil Fawlty are not, actually, one and the same person. Any more than Andrew Sachs and "Manuel" were the same person.

You, Merky, may not like the guy, OK, you may not agree with his expat intentions. Is that any reason to post vile, vulgar insults against him?

And learn to spell "riddance" before your next post! :lol:

What, Bheinn Nibheis (Ben Nevis)?
I thought there were moderators to correct spelling mistakes :wink:

Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 12:47pm
by Vorpal
brynpoeth wrote:I thought there were moderators to correct spelling mistakes :wink:


they don't pay me enough for that ;)

Re: Good riddens John Cleese?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 12:54pm
by brynpoeth
Sacha Baron Cohen is the new JC, Plus One!
He impersonated a soldier to get an interview with Sarah Palin (the new Hillary Clinton)

Is the humour of JC inappropriate now, like some of our old favourites from the 1970s? Or is it simply timeless?

BTW, in SBCs film Grimsby, England won the football WC

Re: Good riddens John Cleese?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 1:37pm
by Mick F
Just so happens, that we watched a couple of Fawlty Towers episodes last evening.
"Kipper and the Corpse" and "Waldorf Salad". :D :D

Re: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 1:45pm
by brynpoeth
Plus One for the new title

Re: Has the UK survived John Cleese leaving already so won't really notice he is flouncing out now?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 1:59pm
by Tangled Metal
If you want to be pedantic, 20 days visiting the UK on the past year or two implies he's left already and this is just a petulant flounce out of here. Possibly with a bit of publicity for a new book or something that attempts to be commercial.

He's a has been. Even Palin reinvented himself as a traveller. Cleese hasn't changed much since his heyday. And I don't consider his corporate videos as a change of career or reinvention. Just a mild sense of amusement. A bit like the stuff he's done since monty python and fawlty towers.

Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 2:17pm
by 661-Pete
brynpoeth wrote:What, Bheinn Nibheis (Ben Nevis)?
You've totally lost me there*! As I understand it, JC is traipsing to St Kitts and Nevis, in the West Indies. Not Ben Nevis in the Highlands (yes I've fully aware that most highland place-names have Gaelic versions....).

If I had the choice, I don't know which I'd choose. Ben Nevis for the views, Nevis, WI for the climate, perhaps...

Incidentally, JC has reported getting a rough ride on social media, of late. "Snowflake" taunts and what-have-you. Well, I suppose, everybody gets a rough ride on social media, some of the time. Certainly, half the voting population do, these days, what with politics being what it is....

*There! I've never actually been up Ben Nevis - though I'd like to, one day, if I'm spared. I'm told it's a fairly easy climb by Highland standards - Long John Silver and Captain Ahab could manage it, pushing a grand piano - no problem! Or am I being duped?

Re: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 2:19pm
by thirdcrank
I suspect he's still laughing all the way to the bank.

Re: John Cleese

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 2:42pm
by brynpoeth
661-Pete wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:What, Bheinn Nibheis (Ben Nevis)?
You've totally lost me there*! As I understand it, JC is traipsing to St Kitts and Nevis, in the West Indies. Not Ben Nevis in the Highlands (yes I've fully aware that most highland place-names have Gaelic versions....).

If I had the choice, I don't know which I'd choose. Ben Nevis for the views, Nevis, WI for the climate, perhaps...

Incidentally, JC has reported getting a rough ride on social media, of late. "Snowflake" taunts and what-have-you. Well, I suppose, everybody gets a rough ride on social media, some of the time. Certainly, half the voting population do, these days, what with politics being what it is....

*There! I've never actually been up Ben Nevis - though I'd like to, one day, if I'm spared. I'm told it's a fairly easy climb by Highland standards - Long John Silver and Captain Ahab could manage it, pushing a grand piano - no problem! Or am I being duped?

To paraphrase Showell Styles:
On the Bheinn one is as far away from the spirit of mountains as in the waiting room at Moreton-in-the-Marsh railway station
There are hundreds of other mountains n Scotland, all easier to climb (all lower at least) :wink:

Re: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

Posted: 11 Jul 2018, 3:05pm
by Tangled Metal
It's worth doing once. Says it all!

If you do then CMD Arete in good weather is the only approach worth the effort IMHO.

Then you can get the train to top Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa. Well, I think you might have to struggle up the last 29 steps or so to the task top. I've seen people turn back from even this number of steps before now.

Of course even scafell pike isn't that his neither. Much prefer scafell instead at a little lower. Also Buchaille etive mor is my preference to Ben nevis. There are much nicer hills than the national highs IMHO so I don't see the point of special trips just to do them. I might like the idea of checking out cs1 in London (or whatever a good bit of London cycling provision is) but I don't see cycling in London traffic as a making the cs1 a trip worth doing. If you get my reasoning. Better to visit somewhere nice than just ticking off a popular hill.