Saturday, September 08, 2007

happy monty python day

the bbc reports that:

"Hundreds of fans from across the world are set to descend on Doune Castle this weekend for the third Monty Python Day.
The 14th Century keep was made famous as Castle Anthrax in the 1975 classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets have been restricted to 500 for the event near Stirling, which sees fans taking to the castle's battlements to enact scenes from the famous film."

in the extras on my tragically damaged holy grail dvd there is a documentary in which terry jones returns to the site of castle anthrax. at one point he talks to the gentleman who runs the gift shop, and discovers that the man keeps a set of coconuts behind the counter for those tourists who wish to be photographed with them. grown people galloping around a 14th century scottish castle clickety-clacking coconuts. what fun!

grauniad article about the first day

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