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Video from that American Digest Commenters’ meetup you’ve heard about. Don’t blame me. I was on a boat that day.

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  • Gordon Scott September 23, 2021, 12:12 PM

    “Graves, eh? You had it really good. We’d have loved to have our da dancing on our grave. They would just pile our corpses under an old broken down beer wagon behind the sewer works.”

  • Skorpion September 23, 2021, 12:15 PM

    When John Cleese and Graham Chapman (the two inside guys) went on to form Monty Python’s Flying Circus, they adapted this sketch for their live show. I remember as a teenager hearing a tape of them performing it, and laughing so hard my sides hurt for hours afterwards. The routine NAILS the we-had-it-tough rhetoric that so many of us indulge in our later years, as well as the eternal guy-group impulse to one-up each other’s anecdotes.

  • Casey Klahn September 23, 2021, 12:35 PM

    Rubbish! Aye had it much worse!

    • James ONeil September 24, 2021, 11:55 AM

      You had it much worse?

      Haw, I had it even liverwurst and had liverworts all over my body!

      Thinking about it the liverworts didn’t have it easy either; life of a liverwort starts from the germination of a haploid spore to produce a protonema, which is either a mass of thread-like filaments or else a flattened thallus. The protonema is a transitory stage in the life of a liverwort, from which will grow the mature gametophore.

  • Anonymous September 23, 2021, 1:08 PM

    I always liked Marty Feldman – didn’t know he used to perform with Cleese.

  • Mike Austin September 23, 2021, 1:32 PM

    Gerard: You nailed it.

  • John Venlet September 23, 2021, 1:56 PM

    Group is already infiltrated by the feds, hey?

  • Dirk September 23, 2021, 8:25 PM

    JV, fuck the Feds. “ Their” terrified of freedom loving Americans,,,,,,

    But then I’m not sure which is worse, feds posing as patriots,,,,,,,,,,or patriots, posing as patriots? Can be sooooo confusing sometimes


  • MICHAEL NASH September 24, 2021, 1:08 AM

    My only problem with the video is that it cuts out the very beginning of the sketch and what’s worse, they leave off the punch line! “And you try an’ tell th’ young people of today that. They won’t believe yez!” Otherwise classic comedy. I always thought Tim Brooke-Taylor was very underrated. Loved him in “The Goodies”.

  • Dirk September 24, 2021, 3:21 PM

    Up all night thinking about my predicament, the real problem has to be Patriots, posing as Patriots!

    Fear not ,,, I’ve a solution anybody under suspicion,,,,,we water board with Carlo Rossi’s cheapest red wine. Not even the most devout pretend patriots can pass that definitive test.

    Problem solved!