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DiverBry
09-25-2007, 22:18
Not sure why, but I need to know!

jwdizney
09-25-2007, 22:19
African, or European?

sudnit5
09-25-2007, 22:28
Very important questions! Everyone should pay attention.

JCAT
09-25-2007, 22:58
It was the summer of 1986 and I was serving with the 31st along the DMZ in Korea.

Camp Bonifas was actually named Kitty Hawk back then and Liberty Bell was our home away from home....

We had exactly two vcr movies that worked, one was Pumpkin Head and the other was....The search for the Holy Grail.

21 years later I can still quote 80% of it.

Old Woman? Man!

You can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you!

chefchris
09-26-2007, 00:20
we just watched this movie this weekend. my dad raised me on it. I had to put the girlfriend to the test and see how she reacted. She loved it! She's a keeper.

Ricky01
09-26-2007, 02:59
I know wrong film but the question must be meet with another............

African or European swallow ?

Have a question of my own how can you spot a Norwigean Blue ??

wxboy911
09-26-2007, 07:46
"Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?"

There are some things that will never go out of style-I still love watching the credits at the start of the film.

jpep
09-26-2007, 07:58
Great movie.:smiley20:

"I would not even fart in your general direction, you wiper of other people's bottoms!"

No Misses
09-26-2007, 08:01
"Come back here you coward, I'll bite you"

fire diver
09-26-2007, 08:23
-I am Arthur, your king.
-Well I didn't vote for you.

jwdizney
09-26-2007, 08:57
Go into the forest and bring us...a......shrubbery!

Illini_Fan
09-26-2007, 09:09
-I am Arthur, your king.
-Well I didn't vote for you.


Well, who is your lord? (King Arthur)
We don't have a lord. (Dennis' Mother)
What? (king arthur)
I told you, we're an anarcho-syndicist commune, we take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week. (Dennis)

jwdizney
09-26-2007, 09:29
Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

CC1020
09-26-2007, 09:29
Help, help!!! I'm being repressed!
Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

greyzen
09-26-2007, 10:14
I went around claiming to be king, because some watery tart lobbed a scimitar at me they'd put me away!

BobbyWombat
09-26-2007, 11:28
Look...if we built a giant wooden badger.....

lmorin
09-26-2007, 12:26
43 beats per second is apparently wrong. And, an answer to the OP question is....24 mph (http://www.style.org/unladenswallow/) for the European swallow.

thor
09-26-2007, 12:38
Ni!


Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time

fire diver
09-26-2007, 12:54
Help, help!!! I'm being repressed!
Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

Bloody peasant!

Kunk35
09-26-2007, 17:24
"We are no longer the knights who say...NI!

We are now the knights who saaaayyyyy......


"Icky-icky-icky-phoo-Tang! Zimph!-zoy vsmnmnmm....."

Kunk35
09-26-2007, 17:25
Do you realize how many times I had to rewind just to get that down??!!

Disneymom
09-26-2007, 17:40
"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."

WV Diver
09-26-2007, 19:13
Ni!


Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time I love Monty Python. :smilie39::smilie39:

Bring out yer dead............................Bring out yer dead.

chrissysb
09-26-2007, 19:38
Did anyone see the play Spamalot? A MUST see!!!

Disneymom
09-26-2007, 19:44
Bring out yer dead............................Bring out yer dead.I'm not dead yet.


Did anyone see the play Spamalot? A MUST see!!!GREAT show!

WV Diver
09-26-2007, 19:46
But I am your king!?

Wndrer
09-26-2007, 20:03
Bless this thy hand grenade...so that it may blow thine enemies into tiny bits in thy mercy

WV Diver
09-26-2007, 20:07
I want a shrubery .

Kokomo
09-26-2007, 20:52
I want a shrubery .

NEET NEET NEET.

Kokomo
09-26-2007, 20:58
What does a witch do?
She burns!
What else burns?
Wood burns!
What else does wood do?
It floats!
What else floats?
A duck floats!
So if she weighs the same as a duck, she must be a witch!

scubafreak
09-26-2007, 23:07
"one day lad, all this will be yours"
"What, the curtains"
" No lad, the valleys and the hills and all you see before you"
" But I don't want that"
"What do you want my son?"
" I want, I want to Siiiiiing"

WV Diver
09-27-2007, 06:46
None Shall Pass!!

Cheddarchick
09-27-2007, 07:58
"bring out your dead......Hey I'm not dead!!!!!,

mm_dm
09-27-2007, 09:10
Scene 7

GOD: Arthur! Arthur, King of the Britons! Oh, don't grovel! If there's one thing I can't stand, it's people groveling. ARTHUR: Sorry-- GOD: And don't apologize. Every time I try to talk to someone it's "sorry this" and "forgive me that" and "I'm not worthy". What are you doing now!? ARTHUR: I'm averting my eyes, oh Lord. GOD: Well, don't. It's like those miserable Psalms-- they're so depressing. Now knock it off! ARTHUR: Yes, Lord. GOD: Right! Arthur, King of the Britons -- your Knights of the Round Table shall have a task to make them an example in these dark times. ARTHUR: Good idea, oh Lord! GOD: 'Course it's a good idea! Behold! Arthur, this is the Holy Grail. Look well, Arthur, for it is your sacred task to seek this Grail. That is your purpose, Arthur -- the Quest for the Holy Grail. ARTHUR: A blessing! LAUNCELOT: A blessing from the Lord! GALAHAD: God be praised!

BobbyWombat
09-27-2007, 12:43
"We are no longer the knights who say...NI!

We are now the knights who saaaayyyyy......


"Icky-icky-icky-phoo-Tang! Zimph!-zoy vsmnmnmm....."


I always heard:

"ecky-ecky-ecky ZaKlang! ZooopBoing zanourghsmmssmm......"

Oh well: tomato tomaaahtoo.

torrey
09-27-2007, 12:48
Bring out yer dead............................Bring out yer dead.I'm not dead yet.

He says he's not dead.
Well he will be soon. He's very ill.
I'm getting better!
I can't take him like that...it's against regulations.
I don't want to go on the cart!
Oh don't be such a baby.
I can't take him.
Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
I think I'll go for a walk!
You're not fooling anyone, you know.
I feel happy!

Cheddarchick
09-27-2007, 14:14
Man we are a scary bunch.....

CrzyJay456
09-27-2007, 14:24
what movie is this in reference to? or is it a play?

WV Diver
09-27-2007, 14:29
what movie is this in reference to? or is it a play?
The Search for the Holy Grail.

Monty Python

mm_dm
09-27-2007, 14:38
Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say `nee'
at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing
is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under
considerable economic stress at this period in history.

TommyB
09-27-2007, 14:44
A few clips for those that have no idea what everyone is talking about

Holy Grail - Killer Bunny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

French Taunting - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V7zbWNznbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMxWLuOFyZM

And this is my favorite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno

mm_dm
09-27-2007, 14:54
Here's another good scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekO3Z3XWa0Q

freediver
09-27-2007, 18:15
She turned me into a newt.
You don't look like a newt.
I got better.

Disneymom
09-27-2007, 20:48
has anybody seen this "version"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leEsz9ci5XE

kingfish
09-27-2007, 22:01
Has anyone noticed all the cats getting torchered in the background...lol
I love the stuff going on in the background in that movie!

Jas.

Wndrer
09-27-2007, 22:26
Tis but a scratch...

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
09-28-2007, 12:55
"bring out your dead......Hey I'm not dead!!!!!,

Yes you are!

No I'm not.

Well you almost are!

DiverBry
09-28-2007, 19:09
Well, let me have just a little bit of peril?

jwdizney
09-28-2007, 19:12
And the Lord spoke, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out! Once the number three, being the third number be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."

JCAT
09-28-2007, 19:18
No! too much peril!

Scubastud16
10-10-2007, 00:07
How could I have missed this thread?

I was raised watching this thread, and put all my serious girlfriends through the test of watching this movie. If they find it...they stay, if not...they are asked to leave by the entire family (kidding...sort of).

"I'm a MAN....my name's Dennis."
"I'm sorry, I thought you were an old woman."
"Well you didn't bother to ask, did you?"

BobArnold8265
10-10-2007, 10:58
I can't honestly say. I was recently turned into a newt and tend to hide from swallows. I am getting better though. :smiley17:

datamunk
10-10-2007, 11:03
apparently i need to wathc this movie..n ever seen it

fire diver
10-10-2007, 11:55
apparently i need to wathc this movie..n ever seen it

could it be? Is there really Python virgins still around? Go forth and rent! Watch and enjoy it's huge.......Curtains? Tracts of land!

To Camelot!

Camelot!

It's only a model...

BobbyWombat
10-10-2007, 13:31
"bring out your dead......Hey I'm not dead!!!!!,

Yes you are!

No I'm not.

Well you almost are!

Look, you're not fooling anyone, you know?

BobbyWombat
10-10-2007, 13:32
Well, let me have just a little bit of peril?

No. It's too perilous.

torrey
10-10-2007, 13:34
apparently i need to wathc this movie..n ever seen it

Damned kids :smiley2:

tbuckalew
10-11-2007, 14:18
What, an African or European swallow?

And...there is no way a 5 ouce bird can carry a 3 pound coconut! But perhaps 2 of them can carry one together?

Scubastud16
10-12-2007, 17:30
What, an African or European swallow?

And...there is no way a 5 ouce bird can carry a 3 pound coconut! But perhaps 2 of them can carry one together?


They would need to grip it by the husk!

Cheddarchick
10-12-2007, 19:19
Man, I love that movie, I grin just thinking of it. Sad isn't it....

dludwig
10-12-2007, 19:50
huh ??? :smiley29:

fire diver
10-12-2007, 19:58
huh ??? :smiley29:

"Oooh! There's some lovely muck over here."
"Who lives in that castle?"

marchand
10-12-2007, 20:00
It's just a flesh wound.

Scubastud16
10-13-2007, 01:40
Man, I love that movie, I grin just thinking of it. Sad isn't it....

I wouldn't say sad at all! That movie always has, and will continue to always make me laugh hysterically...almost to a point of embarassing myself!

danielh03
10-13-2007, 04:24
I think these movies were WAY before my time

Cheddarchick
10-13-2007, 05:54
timeless actually.....

Scubastud16
10-13-2007, 14:56
I think these movies were WAY before my time


I'm 19 years old, and I was raised watching these movies. Don't forget other classics like "Young Frankenstein," "Blazing Saddles," and other non-PC, incredibly funny movies :D

Wndrer
10-13-2007, 14:58
Shes been lighting the grail shaped beacon again

Wndrer
10-13-2007, 14:58
Come see the violence inherent in the system.....I'm being repressed!

fire diver
10-13-2007, 14:59
Shes been lighting the grail shaped beacon again

Bad, naughty Zoot! She should be spanked.

danielh03
10-13-2007, 15:15
Ok, I get the Monty Python stuff, but the rest of it?

fire diver
10-13-2007, 15:30
Ok, I get the Monty Python stuff, but the rest of it?

:smilie39: It's ALL MP quotes. All from the same movie man.

Wndrer
10-13-2007, 21:26
The Ballad of Brave Sir Robin

Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot.
He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin!
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin! He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken;
To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away;
And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin! His head smashed in and his heart cut out
And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged



At this point an increasingly apprehensive Sir Robin interrupts his faithful minstrels and, as King Arthur and his knights were forced to eat Robin's minstrels in the frozen land of Nador (and there was much rejoicing!), tragically the remaining lyrics of this stirring and inspiring ballad are lost forever. The closest we ever come to a conclusion to this song is the following stanza, heroically improvised (despite Sir Robin's vehement protestations) as the brave knight of the round table flees...er, victoriously rides away from an encounter with the three-headed knight in the dark forest of Ewing:
Brave Sir Robin ran away.
Bravely ran away, away!
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Bravely taking to his feet
He beat a very brave retreat,
Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!

danielh03
10-16-2007, 02:18
Ok, I get the Monty Python stuff, but the rest of it?

:smilie39: It's ALL MP quotes. All from the same movie man.


ALL OF IT? No way! I have to go back and revisit the movies again... maybe i was to young to appreciate them fully!

Hidreck
10-17-2007, 23:34
Nee Nee Nee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gibson1525
10-29-2007, 09:39
how did i ever miss this thread!?!

"What is your favorite color?"
"Blue....No, Yellow!"

redneckdiver52
10-29-2007, 10:06
*Clang* Bring out your dead.

rach
10-29-2007, 12:09
"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

mcc2318
11-26-2007, 21:35
NI!!!!!

navyhmc
11-26-2007, 22:07
Help, help!!! I'm being repressed!
Come and see the violence inherent in the system!

Bloody peasant!

"There's a dead give away" Did you see him repressing me?"

navyhmc
11-26-2007, 22:10
Look! It's the strange man from scene 24.

mcc2318
11-26-2007, 22:31
its a fierce monster with bigg shinny white teeth