Every Friday night we have a Family Movie Night. The entire family sits down to watch a movie, sans mobile phones (though this is sometimes hard to police), have some quality fun time and eat too many potato chips.
Over the past few years, we have introduced our teenage daughter to several of the 1980s (and 1990s) classics we have loved: Vibes, UHF, The Goonies, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, MIB, The Last Starfighter, Back to the Future and James Bond. This week we watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I grew up watching Monty Python. During my university days, I listened to their LP’s over and over and over again. I knew The Four Yorkshiremen off by heart. I even watched The Holy Grail – frame by frame – as there was a rumour that there was a rabbit hidden in every scene (possibly frame) of the movie. I don’t remember finding one.
What I did find in their words and movies were:
1. words can be fun.
2. Silly words can be even more fun.
4. Do not build a castle on a swamp
5. Spam can be a collectible, and
6. Kings have teflon armour.
Most importantly I learned then, and was reminded on Friday, that sometimes life should not be taken so seriously – something I need to remember more often.
Just remember: Always look on the bright side of life and nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
And Now for Something Completely Different.