two ends of the bizarre spectrum

Actor Cleese wants to pen Obama’s speeches – regardless of how brilliant john cleese things barack obama is, the only thing i can think of when i hear that cleese wants to be obama’s speech writer is “ooh eeeh i were all hongry like…” or “‘e’s shuffled off the mortal coil and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible! this is an ex-parrot!” or “ooh, my brain hurts!” i wonder how good a speech writer he would be to a black man running for president, and at the same time, if he’s anything like his old python compatriot terry jones i would love to hear political speeches written by him. i think obama’s already fighting an uphill battle, though, and having the chief python as a speech writer isn’t going to help any…

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms – a very disturbing short documentary that was produced in 1940’s-era russia. it’s really disturbing, so if you’ve got a weak stomach, don’t view it. at the same time, if you don’t have a weak stomach, the first thing i think of is, if they were creating zombie-dogs in 1940, who knows what sort of zombies they’re creating these days?

Actor Cleese wants to pen Obama’s speeches
April 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) — John Cleese, one of Monty Python’s founders, says he has offered his speech-writing services to U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

The British-born Cleese, now living in California, said he may be otherwise occupied until a November trip to Europe “because if Barack Obama gets the nomination I’m going to offer my services to him as a speech writer because I think he’s a brilliant man,” Cleese told the Bristol Evening Post.

Obama is battling Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Cleese also told the British newspaper he planned to return to Bristol during the summer to raise funds for the Bristol Zoo.

“I have a very strong feeling for conservation as I am aware of the need to do all we can to preserve the world as we have it, despite the ever-growing population,” Cleese said.