Today’s Silly News

Looks like someone has finally decided to strike back against the obnoxious French knights of Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

British Inventor Builds Giant ‘Fart Machine’ to Fire at France

Colin Furze, a plumber and inventor from Stamford, Lincolnshire, has begun building the biggest fart machine ever, which he plans to place on top of the cliffs of Dover and aim across the Channel towards France. His hope is that the French, 21 miles away, will hear the blast.

The machine, which Furze will house in a pair of specially constructed buttocks, is a giant pulse valveless jet engine – as used in Nazi V-1 bombs during the Second World War – that creates a plume of fire to go along with its deafening roar. Furze hopes to mount the contraption on the cliffs of Dover on July 24, between 6 and 7pm.

And here’s the video if you want to see it being put together:

And while we’re in this territory, check out this roster of the 11 Best Monty Python Moments.  Worth bookmarking, don’t you think?

Finally, Weird Al Yankovic (except he’s not really that weird is he?) is getting a lot of attention for his new collection of videos, but I like this one best, just out yesterday, mocking the eminently mockable jargon of the corporate seminar room: