One of my colleagues today referred to the estimable Monty Python as "one of the building blocks of a sense of humor." I quite agree. (It's also a helpful tool for learning Latin, and bravery in dueling.) The Brit TV comedy sketch show lives on in countless jokes, rude gestures, silly walks, and of course, the careers of its creators and performers. Michael Palin, who even non MPFCers will remember for his semi-murderous stutter in A Fish Called Wanda, kept a diary — thank goodness — of his Python years, which has just been published. It's a must-read for anyone addicted to the goofy silliness of the group — making today a must-listen as well. Cardinal Ximinez himself will be here today — so lend us your ears and your fond memories. If you've never seen any Python, watch this.