Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday Morning Smile
Time for some classic Python, and the "What have the Romans ever done for us?" scene from "Life of Brian".
I heard this deployed very effectively in the mid-80's as a riposte at what had been a very dull student union debate about disaffiliating from the National Union of Students. As the tweed-wearing Tory student worked up to a rhetorical flourish, he asked, "What has the NUS ever done for us?" There was a pause, and a wag at the back shouted "Aquaducts". Collapse of audience and effectively the end of the debate.