Monty Pythons Philosophers Football gets reallife'd


(Youtube Direktpythons, via MeFi)

w00t?! Das beste Fußballspiel aller Zeiten (und wenn ich das schreibe, dann nicht obwohl, sondern weil ich Fußball hasse) wird im echten Leben neu aufgelegt: Monty Pythons Philosophers Football, in echt, live und in Farbe. Kein Scheiß! Grandios! Und ehrlich gesagt klingt das alles noch viel zu überlegt, tatsächlich habe ich Schnappatmung und komme vor Begeisterung nicht mehr zu was anderem, so großartig finde ich das, ich meine, echt jetz: MONTY PYTHONS PHILOSOPHERS FOOTBALL IN FUCKING REAL LIFE!!11!ELF!

Antreten werden Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Schelling, Franz Beckenbauer (nicht der echte, nehme ich zumindest mal an), Jaspers, Schlegel, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Heidegger und Marx (als Ersatz für Wittgenstein in der zweiten Halbzeit) für Deutschland und Plato, Epictetus, Aristotle, Sophokles, Empedokles, Plotinus, Epikurus, Heraklitus, Demokritus, Sokrates und Archimedes für Griechenland, natürlich alle gespielt von englischen Komödianten, Intellektuellen und… Gary Lineker! den kenn' ja sogar ich.

Inspired by the famous 1972 Monty Python sketch, and with the full backing of the surviving Pythons, a tribute/replay between 'Greeks' and 'Germans' in London is being held this year.

By supporting this tongue-in-cheek re-staging of the original sketch, you will be supporting the 'Four Rs' campaign in aid of the theme of 'More reasoning and creative thinking for our children'.

Comedians Mark Steel, Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith and Ariane Sherine, as well as assorted footballers, sorry, philosophers! AC Grayling, Julian Baggini, Nigel Warburton, Simon Glendinning, Angie Hobbs, Dr Stephen Law and Mark Vernon are already warming up on the touchlines to take part, as are other academics from London and Oxford. Other confirmed supporters include so far sociologist and Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ presenter Laurie Taylor, the BBC’s John Humphrys, footballing legend Gary Lineker, educationalist and author Anthony Seldon.

The Match is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 9th May 2010 at Wingate & Finchley’s Harry Abrahams Stadium in North London for what is set to be a fantastic day of sporting and Monty Python-influenced comedy action.

Philosophers Football, hier die Story im Guardian: Who's the thinker in the white? As he limbers up for the philosophers' football rematch, Julian Baggini analyses the existential importance of Monty Python's classic sketch (Ich sag das ja ungern, weil's mit Fußball zu tun hat, aber: This is the oberfucking shit!)

Und weil das alles so absolut oberübersuper ist, singen wir jetzt alle zusammen den Philosophers Beer Song:


(Youtube Direktpissed)

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel,

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There’s nothing Nietzsche couldn’t teach ya’
‘Bout the raising of the wrist.
SOCRATES, HIMSELF, WAS PERMANENTLY PISSED…

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away;
Half a crate of whiskey every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: “I drink, therefore I am”
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he’s pissed!

(Jeez, ich bin tatsächlich völlig aus dem Häuschen… wegen eines Fußballspiels! Ich! Das schaffen tatsächlich nur sechs Leute auf der Welt: Graham Chapman (RIP), John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones und Michael Palin. God does exit, and her name is Radiohead Monty Python!)