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June 23, 2004


Terror stalks Cademan Woods.

Key Quote: Mr Hancock, deputy managing director of confectionery wholesalers of Hancock Holdings, of Loughborough, said no re-enactment group had been given permission to be in the woods, although there was a public footpath through the site.

(Thanks to Fi Craig)


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thirdman is third!

"Come back and I'll taunt you some more, you Englishman!"

"I fart in your general direction."

NOW, those are insults!

I like the picture of the guy furtively peeking through the bushes, as if there was a major Matlock-style adventure taking place.

Actually, it may or may not be Matlock-style. I've never actually watched Matlock.

What a polite solicitation at the end of the article to telephone the newspaper with your personal reenactment story. More papers should be this interactive.

"Perhaps it was a group living out their fantasies."

Well, I don't know about the rest of you but one of my long held fantasies has always been to dress up in armor and shout "You killed my dog and I am going to take revenge. I will kill you."

It doesn't get any better than that.

I'm sure it was an intensity.

"Peter Liiddle, keeper of Donington le Heath Manor House, near Hugglescote"


Like omagod! Judi, I had the exact same thought.

Re enactment of other fantasies would scare the horses

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries!"

Yeah! and what you said Kibby

Take heart MP fans

So wait a sec, re-enactment groups are not acting out their fanatasies too?

Its a good thing they weren't trying to chop down the tallest tree in the forest with a herring. Was the nearby nursery owned by John the Shrubber?
Bring me a shrubbery!!

Yelling abuses at each other? Is that like screaming "Throw you down the stairs!", "Hot iron!", "Lock you in the cupboard!", "Make you watch HGTV!", "Silent treatment!", etc.?

Cant wait for Spamalot myself. I push the pramalot. thanks mahatma.

It looks like Kathy is a few bricks short of a full load. And why won't someone arrest her for that awful website? It's a crime against humanity.

I sooooooooo want to "ring Jim McPheator at the Mercury's Coalville office, on 01530 812574."

How very British, to expect someone to "ring": "Oh yes, pardon me very much indeed, but I am one of the malcreants whom you seek. Sorry, old bean. Those medieval dog-revenge fantasies just got the best of me, wot wot?"

Hmph. More proof that Brits can't speak English. This sale promises pickled bums and all we get are pickled butts.

I'm thinking this sounds more like an episode of Blackadder myself. Does anybody else remember that show?

Before the entire mixup was straightened out, several of the participants were put in stocks, two had been beheaded and one first-class witch was given a dirndl and burned at the stake.

I do remember that show Alice, and I think you are right, but Blackadder quotes aren't nearly as much FUN as say, "What, an African or a European swallow?" "I don't know that." "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

Not HGTV!!!! Noooooooooooooooooooo!

Also, Neet!

"Thy underwear smelt of rotten eggs Forsythe!"
"Rogue!Take that back! Thy mother slept with Prince Charles"

* whose woods are these i think i know
his house is in the village though
he will not here me shout abuse
bout dogs and such in the undergrowth*

Plz feel free to complete the rest of the poem

How dare you say NEET to this helpless blog!!

and Blackadder had a catchy theme song as well...i think i liked the renaissance one the best. i like blackadder more than mr bean, his next character.


Not that I'm knocking you're Monty Python knowledge, however, he was Roger the Shrubber.

They call me.....Tim?


Not that I'm knocking your Monty Python knowledge, however, he was Roger the Shrubber.

They call me.....Tim?

Alice, yes. I loved BLACK ADDER, especially the first two series, which I have on tape.

"I have a cunning plan, my lord."

"Let's get those meek bastards now."

queensbee: you mean this. A classic.

I also loved the episode with the Spanish infanta, and the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. My wife, for some perverse reason, likes the last episode of the first series, with the 5 most evil men in the kingdom.

I think all the bloglits should telephone the newspaper office (one at a time, not some huge collective teleconference) and ask if they have Prince Albert in a can.

Yes, Boo, good idea. You start and tell us how it goes.


Also, In the frozen land of Nador they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing. Yay!

I bow to your superior Monty Python knowledge Lee!!

indeed lee!! but it might be icky-icky-icky p'tang. i'll have to go back and look.... i know i can recite it along with the programmme when its on....

Queensbee, I am awed by your Python-ness and therefore wave my private parts in your general direction!

What if your parents had nmaed you Bela berry?

Shouldn't that be Caedmon?

You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt!

Python-ness is a state of mind. Thanks, Jamester... and the pythonness of this blog is amazing...we need to get Eric or Palin on Terry J to blog with us!! Hail Arthur King of the Britons! Who are the Britons? We are the .... uh-oh....

Oh, Roger the Shrubber! No wonder they were in the wrong forest!

Well, now, uh, Launcelot, Galahad, and I wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French by surprise - not only by surprise, but totally unarmed!

Man, y'all are hard-core MP fans.

Here you go, and no fighting now.

Somehow I just CANNOT see my little ones curling up with THAT at night ... or any time.

Good selection though MKJ!

Do the teeth glow in the dark? That would be cool.

Lest we forget

What, the curtains?

I was taught by a girlfriend in college that it was:
Ecky Ecky Ecky pi-KANG ribbalt p'gong schlowshge m'la mmmmm

if you say so. and its tim on the bridge, and roger the shrubber. do i have that right?

what, no peter pan jokes out of this?

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