Palin, Chapman, Jones and Idle were/are the BBC comedy troup Monty Python's Flying Circus. They are portraying 4 old men from the English region of Yorkshire.
(Four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort. 'Farewell
to Thee' being played in the background on Hawaiian ukulele.)
Michael Palin: Ahh ... Very passable, this, very passable.
Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine,
Terry Jones: You're right there, Obediah.
Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin'
here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?
MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup
GC: A cup ' COLD tea.
EI: Without milk or sugar.
TJ: OR tea!
MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.
EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a
rolled up newspaper.
GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
TJ: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, 'Money
doesn't buy you happiness.'
EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to
live in this tiiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.
GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one
room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the
floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for
fear of FALLING!
TJ: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a
MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a
palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish
tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting
fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.
EI: Well when I say 'house' it was only a hole in the ground covered
by a piece of tarpaulin, but it was a house to US.
GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!
TJ: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty
of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.
MP: Cardboard box?
MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in
a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the
morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down
mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in
the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to
work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad
would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we
TJ: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox
at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues.
We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four
hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we
got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.
EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah!'
MP: But you try and tell the young people today that ... and they won't
ALL: Nope, nope ...
A DOOMSDAY theorist fears that "seven years of catastrophic events" will begin next week - and says recent natural disasters are proof a supposed Biblical prophecy is coming to pass.David Meade predicts nuclear attacks and hurricanes will destroy the planet - triggered by a mysterious Planet X. Here's everything we know about his latest theory.
Is the end of the world on October 15?The Christian conspiracy theorist has repeatedly warned about a mysterious planet named Planet X or Nibiru on the far edge of our solar system.
Conspiracies suggested it was hurtling towards earth and set to destroy it on September 23.
Now Meade claims people have misunderstood his Planet X prophecy.
Instead, he's now claiming we could be in for SEVEN years of nuclear war and natural disasters starting on October 15.
Meade says that its "the most important date of this century or millennium".
October 2017 may signal "the end of the world as we now know it".
The earthquake in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean are all related to the Planet X theory, Meade claimed.
"It’s the beginning," he said. "Ever since the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21st we have been hit by a continued series of judgements."
The date of September 23 relates to a verse in the Bible which apparently matches the August 21 date when Hurricane Harvey battered Texas.
Luke’s passage 21: 25 to 26 reads: “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.
“On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
"People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”
What was David Meade's Planet X conspiracy theory?David believed that a "spiritual sign" would appear in the sky on September 23 where the moon will appear under the constellation of Virgo.
Then on October 5, Planet X will fully eclipse the sun and cover the earth in shadow.
This will signal the start of the "seven-year-tribulation" on October 21, he believes.
He claims an asteroid named Wormwood, measuring at least three kilometers in diameters, which is attached to the "debris field of the Planet X star system" will hit earth at some point during the seven years.
The "tribulation" will also involve "nuclear exchanges between the US, Britain and our enemies – Russia, China, Iran and North Korea."
"It will involve cataclysmic climate events related to Planet X or Wormwood – those are the trumpet judgements of Revelation," he explained.
Huge solar flares would "bring down the electrical grid," according to Meade.
"Rioting and looting will be unrestrained.... society will be in chaos," he warned.
An unusual celestial arrangement set for September 23 triggered the doomsday fears.
But astronomer Christopher Graney says it's happened four times before in 1827, 1483, 1293 and 1056.
What is Planet X?Meade expects Nibiru will pass the Earth – bringing with it volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes.
The mysterious planet was first mentioned in 1976 by author Zecharia Sitchin in his book The 12th Planet.
He wrote it is home to ancient aliens called the Annunaki who he claimed created the human race.
What does Nasa say?This theory gained momentum earlier this year when NASA discovered what could be a new planet deep in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine.
It could have a mass 10 times that of earth.
Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said: "It's too early to say with certainty there's a so-called Planet X."
The space agency has however firmly, and repeatedly, dismissed the theories about Nibiru as an "internet hoax".
“The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision," said Nasa.
"The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.
"There is no factual basis for these claims.
"If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. "Obviously, it does not exist."
Nick Pope, who headed up the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk, agrees with the space agency.
He said: "The bottom line is that if a mysterious 12th planet was really going to hit the Earth on Saturday, we’d all be able to see it right now.”