Game of Thrones' Translator Snuck in a Monty Python Joke in Valyrian

Jay Hathaway · 05/12/14 10:27AM

You probably won't be shocked to learn that the showrunners of Game of Thrones are big Monty Python geeks, but the Holy Grail easter egg they slipped into a scene earlier this season might surprise you. Unless you speak Low Valyrian, anyway.

Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks

Matt Leary · 01/09/10 01:30PM

If you enjoy Sketch Comedy, you have these fine English gentlemen (and one Yankee) to thank. Monty Python's Flying Circus paved the way for any type of sketch comedy that embraces absurdity and pushes boundaries.

Agonizingly, Jonathan Lethem 'Parses' an Ian McEwan Stone

jliu · 06/02/07 01:00PM

Well, you have to hand it to the Crystal Leth, at least he's bringing something better than plot summary to the increasingly torpid Times Book Review. Lethem has the cover review, of Ian McEwan's novel(la) On Chesil Beach, in this week's Summer Reading issue, and he dives into close reading—yes, close reading—with what's, depending on one's view, either a cute bit of aw-shucks mixed metaphor or an atrocious bit of aw-shucks mixed metaphor that portends the wholesale dissolution of American letters:

SVUG #6: How do I use geek humor to my advantage?

Paul Boutin · 12/12/06 02:35PM

PAUL BOUTIN — Hey, Mister Marketing Whiz: The office techies don't get your Seinfeld references. They didn't see that Bud Light ad with that one guy. If you seek the Holy Grail of nerdery, toss your copy of The Da Vinci Code and watch some Monty Python instead. No need to sit through all 46 episodes — after the jump, we've got instant instructions on how to make Python jokes at work. Our chief weapon is surprise!