Spam that you actually want

There actually is one kind of Spam that you want to see. It's not in your inbox and you can't pick it up at the grocery store. This kind of Spam comes all the way from Broadway....

This weekend we finally got to celebrate Brian's birthday that was way back in August. Or rather, we got to use the tickets I had gotten him for his birthday. Yep, Saturday night we saw Spamalot. It received rave reviews for a reason, it was awesome! All the iconic parts of the Holy Grail were in there along with new material that really made it stand out. The actors did an amazing job with it. It was a riot of laughter start to finish.

The actor who played Lancelot had the best roles in the musical. Not only was he Lancelot, who is gay and has his own dance number, but he also played the King of the Knights Who Say Ni, Tim the Enchantor and the taunting French soldier. How much more fun could you have as an actor?

My only regret is that we didn't get tickets for the kids. Well, not a true regret as I enjoyed having a night out with my husband, and it would have doubled the price of the show, which was high, but the kids sure would have loved it. Sandis truly loves that type of humor. She thinks Princess Bride, Airplane and Space Balls are hilarious. Stella would have enjoyed the singing and dancing, though probably missed a lot of the jokes. Maybe it will tour again some time when we are older and richer :)

The Knights Who Say Ni

And now, for you Monty Python fans, some quotes to make you smile:
  • Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
  • Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.
  • Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government.
  • you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.
  • What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
  • Follow. But. Follow only if ye be men of valour, for the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived. Bones of full fifty men lie strewn about its lair. So, brave knights, if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.
  • Bring out yer dead.
  • I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?
  • I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective.
  • There are some who call me... Tim?
  • In Mercia and the two Anglias – plague, with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine coming out of the Northwest at twelve miles per hour.
  • God, the almighty and all-knowing, has misplaced a cup?


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