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Cold War Enemies

Encirclement is a hegemonic strategy aimed at isolating (and then extirpating) geopolitical rivals if they're unwilling to fall into line. It is achieved many ways and against various nations. Five Eyes surveillance spans the globe. NATO expansion encircles Russia as if it remains a hostile post-Soviet threat, pushing nuclear ABM weapons to their borders. Trans-Pacific blocs weaponise opposition to China…
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US Dollar Hegemony

The USA imposed Bretton Woods on the world as part of the post-war settlement for global economic stability. For the first time since the rise of capitalism, all of the world’s trade relied on a single currency, the US dollar. German and Japanese recovery would be financed by American surplus. At the heart of the New Dealers' thinking, from 1945…
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Truthtellers

Ostensibly speakers of truth to power, in reality journalists serve the interests of their paymasters first and the public second. Disseminating truth comes with great responsibility but nowadays most of the profession shirks this duty in favour of playing stenographer on behalf of power and money. When the entire media landscape is subordinated to simply messaging the bullshit of authoritarians…
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Network Communications

Network services come at an increasingly high personal and societal cost. The corporate platforms are not a neutral exchange of information like the internet's original founding principles. Confidential "private" messages turn out to be not private at all. Content is selectively sold on to advertisers and influence-corporations. Everything is stored in vast data warehouses owned by government intelligence agencies. The…
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#BLM #Boogaloo #AntiFa

BLM-advocated "Defund The Police" is cited responsible for reducing police budgets, leading to rise in crime. Reality is there's been fuck all actual defunding. Lots of proposals and political capital gained with big announcements. Almost all set aside or failed. There's actually been increase in money going to policing. Meanwhile, antifa mix live action roleplay and bully-violence and the boogaloo…
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Corporate Crime

Corporate crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation, or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or other business entity. Examples of corporate crimes include false claims, violations of environmental laws, corporate fraud, antitrust violations, bribery, criminal negligence, abuse of monopoly or oligopoly, price gouging, extortion, slave labour.
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Security State Power

The invisible hand of the market, the poison glove of military-industrial intelligence and the iron fist of the state combine and complement each other, their long-term convergence over the past half century creating the singlemost potent coercive force in the world. It has become an ideology of total authority, a force with a monopoly on violence - military foreign and…
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Identity Politics

Identity Terminology. Identity Conventions. Identity by Ethnicity, Race, Nationality, Geography, Lineage. Identity Politics. Identarian dogwhistlers. Identitarian proponents. Identitarian opponents. Identity-related links.
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Fundamental Rights

We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we…
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Fair Trial

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against…
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Rule of Law

Rule of law is defined in the OED as "[t]he authority and influence of law in society, especially when viewed as a constraint on individual and institutional behaviour; (hence) the principle whereby all members of a society (including those in government) are considered equally subject to publicly disclosed legal codes and processes." The term is closely related to constitutionalism and…
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Free Expression

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of…
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Fascinating Physics

Scattergun collection of video and docs content explaining physics, chemistry, astronomy, cosmology, biology et al. Excellent links for particle physics, solar system astronomy.
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Fallacies

Fallacy is an invalid or misleading reasoning that seems correct and convincing. Fallacies are frequently found in propaganda, snake oil rhetoric and media clickbaiting. Sincere communication avoids fallacies. Inclusion of fallacies tends to be indicative of dishonesty.
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Academic Fields

Academic fields are discipline-studied expertise bodies of knowledge subdivided into useful (or historical) subjects - frequently within faculties of specialists - becoming more esoteric (rare, fewer experts) closer to the cutting edge of current research. This portfolio is a simple collection of interesting links, studies and remarked, arranged in a database by category.
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Minsky Moments

The Minsky Moment is a synonym symptom of financial crisis. It's the moment excessive leverage inevitably created by the financial system during the boom phase, starts collapsing and the system enters a state of deep crisis: banks becoming insolvent due over-leveraging, setting off a chain reaction of toxic assets going bust. Government bailout was the solution to the Minsky Moment…
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Decentralized Trust

New economics and infonomics to cover store of value, proof of work, record of stake, human performance, material structure, psychogeography behavior, and merkle decision-making of an economy as a whole and in detail; with absolute trust, transparency, security and speed.
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Meaning From Life

"What is the meaning of life?" pertains to the significance of existence; the conscious why rather than the human how. Related questions about Life and Meaning include: "Why are we here?" and "What is the purpose of existence?". Some partial answers include: "For what it’s worth, I don’t think life has a purpose, but I do think it has value"…
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Employer Employee Dynamics

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. What the working man sells is not directly his Labor, but his Laboring Power, the temporary disposal of which he makes over to the capitalist.
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European Union

Europe. Germany. France, Holland, Belgium. Luxembourg. Denmark. Sweden. Norway. Iceland. Ireland. Finland. Poland. Portugal. Spain. Italy. Switzerland. Lichtenstein. Austra. Czechia. Slovakia. Hungary. Slovenia. Greece. Bulgaria. Romania. Croatia. Serbia. Bosnia. Montenegro. Macedonia. Latvia. Lithuania. Estonia. Albania. Cyprus. Malta. Plus maybe Monaco. San Marino. Vatican. Gibraltar.
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Hegemony NGOs

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) include think tanks, foreign office / state department sponsored entities including organs of the deep state. Documenting NGO capture and the effects of neoliberalism on nonprofits and their capacity to engage in political advocacy, emancipatory projects and social change - a pivotal role for free civil society institutions has been delimited (and subverted) by economization of the…
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Environment

Climate change is a real phenomenon. Environmentalism is response to an existential threat to all human beings. Corporate lack of accountability as distant directors pursue maximum profit is an inevitable destructive force and as governments become subordinate to their agenda, the problem compounds. Solutions need to scale. This will require government to regulate corporate power. How can that happen?
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Foreign Policy Plunder

Foreign Policy repository. Plunder paradigms, like Afghanistan i.e. in covering the fall of Kabul, the Western media are mindlessly repeating seven lies of Western propaganda. By misrepresenting the history of Afghanistan, they mask the crimes committed in that country. It's a popular playbook for neocolonial weltpolitik.
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Bullshit Spigot

The world is full of propaganda and bullshit and self-interest, divided by sections of distinct hierarchies of wealth and power. It is an unending stream. People exploit people for short-term advantage or long-term lineage perpetuation. Orthodoxy is mostly moving society by credential consensus inertia. Counter-culture is becoming marginalized out of sight. The bullshit spigot is a means to an end,…
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Books and Texts

Selected texts from around the site, including aphorisms in the database and a bibliography of books. General recommendations, quality works sorted from the inevitable chaff. Subjective, obviously, though mostly canonical too. Included also is the current directory of articles and short papers/nonfiction from the #geotopia and #freedom sections e.g. quotes and epigrams, insights into the neoliberalism paradigm.
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Outsiders Organisations

In a world of American-European neoliberal hegemony, the "West" is dominated by predatory capitalism with a social democracy outer layer. Most NGOs and think tanks are owned by the plutocracy. Some are not, however. Some are outside the keep - some outside the castle entirely - trying to defend against corrupting pressure while pressing their own anti-hegemonic agenda.
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Document Archive

This is a simple but growing library of documents archived on this site because they're either remarkably apposite or particularly difficult to source. Most will be referred to elsewhere in the site, some will link directly. At present the documents are shelved in no consistent order.
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Technocracy Links

Technocracy is a proposed system of government in which the decision-maker or makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in a given area of responsibility, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge. In the 21st-century Anglo-American post industrial nations seem to be converging into de jure techno-corporatocracy.
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Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism (EA) is a mostly Millennial philosophy and social movement that advocates the use of evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to benefit others. Altruism as opposed to egoism. Effectiveness as in practical utilitarianism by evidence as opposed to by "feeling" and competing interests. Some effective altruists also participate in the rationalist community.
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Oxford and Cambridge

Founded over 800 years ago, Oxford and Cambridge (known as Oxbridge) are the two most eminent universities in the United Kingdom. Both list among the top universities in the world and between them have educated more Nobel laureates than the entire non-Anglophone world combined. Cambridge is best, because of my bias, and excels in the sciences whereas Oxford excels in…
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Geopolitical Websites

Politics and socio-economics website collection covering a broad spectrum of ideologies. Selected third party maps and mapping tools. Useful links, useful websites and toolkits for gathering information (intelligence). Database of access points for key resources, browsing and sorting disparate data from OSINT repositories, etc.
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Pandemic Opportunism

Making use of various web-based resources and scihub publications, database of pandemic links, studies, medical papers and meta analyses. Crosslink with virus timeline, infomatics and trackers about Covid-19, SARS-Cov2, key question about testing, prophylaxis, measures, vaccinations, variants, corporate capture and the proliferation of pandemic opportunism in the world.
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Cultural Movements

Cultural movements change society by changing the way different disciplines - thought-makers, knowledge sourcing - approach their work. These movements embody all art, literature, sciences, philosophies and socioeconomics. They will tend to originate with a set of ideas, values, characteristic activities, styles, or communication that incubate in certain environments (universities, geographical locations, between common identities) and then expand into society…
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Web Article Links

Links to articles on external websites and database of paradigm articles on archive, PDF or on mainstream platforms. Including a selection of news cycle pieces and published papers from the Rxiv repositories as and when it seems like particularly insightful, original and evergreen content. Flurble.
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American Deep State

While the rank-and-file military are among the most patriotic of Americans and show unwavering support for the Constitution, there is a class of elite national security establishment who, whatever they may say on ceremonial occasions, believe they are above the Constitution. The "national security establishment" is colloquially known as the Deep State.
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Global Order Power

From the US, UK and Europe great philanthropic foundations proliferate neoliberal indoctrination and manufactured dependance throughout the world. The funders behind these Foundations occupy the narrow ideological band from conservatives to corporatists. All major political parties are dominated by neoliberalism. The capture of government, the courts, NGOs, charities, media, communications, tech, healthcare and all the civil regulatory bodies is almost…
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Socialism to Communism

The ideologies of the "Left" political spectrum: egalitarianism and popular control of the means of production and the typical big capital monopolies. Hostile to the abuses of lineage elites, favouring the interests of the working class (the citizen, the proletariat). Equality of opportunity as opposed to equality of outcome typically through state provisions like social welfare. Socialism (social democracy) is…
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Psychoactive Drugs

Psychoactive drugs, psychopharmaceutical, psychoactive agent, or psychotropic drug, are chemical substances that changes nervous system function - specifically in the brain - and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behaviour.
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Iron Law of Oligarchy

As George H W Bush said in 1977, while head of the CIA: "It's easy to feed paranoia about American civil service espionage as 'deep state' or 'double government' but the truth is more prosaic. America, in under a decade following victory in the Second World War, adapted to the demands of post-war security and capital prosperity by fusing universal…
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Self-Sufficiency

The definition of being self-sufficient is being able to fulfill one's own needs without help from others while the term community means people living in one place, like district or city and considered as a whole. Intentional communities include collective households, co-housing communities, co-living, ecovillages, monasteries, communes, survivalist retreats, kibbutzim, ashrams, and housing cooperatives.
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Conspiracy Q-Sites

Fuelled by a confluence of the nternet's unparalleled access to information, unscrupulous (or deluded) gatekeepers and aggressively censorious government/authoritarian monopoly on official knowledge, there's a clear subordination of truth to the interests of power and wealth and the hunger of an uninformed underinformed public. Alternative news and conspiracy sites have thrived: mostly bunk, sometimes factual, an important litmus of opinion…
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Controlling Public Opinion

Manufacturing consent, plutocracy reading, polling services and public opinion news feeds. Service that employs rigorous survey methods, polling, social media analytics, and proprietary technology to measure and interpret public sentiment, providing actionable insights into public opinion trends.
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English Common Law

Common law is a term with historical origins in the legal system of England. It denotes, in the first place, the judge-made law that developed from the early Middle Ages as described in a work published at the end of the 19th century. Running alongside common law is law made by Parliament. Included here are UKgovt RSS feeds of in…
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Data Harvesting

Neoliberalism has enabled capital capture to create a totalitarian technocracy out of the free market and one of the most valuable products in this paradigm is the individual citizen. As a commodity, this can be called your data. The future of self-ownership, may require a comprehensive reconfiguration of property rights over the increasingly digitized instruments of production, distribution, collaboration, and…
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Personality Psychometrics

Gathering big data from billions of humans under 24/7 surveillance by ubiquitous tech creates an unparalleled potential for the use of psychometrics - psychological data measurement, analysis and prediction - to condition, regulate and control populations. Soon the corporate state could know what you're going to do next better than you do; or create unnoticeable influences that condition how you…
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Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to natural intelligence displayed by humans. Textbooks define AI as study of "intelligent agents" - any system that perceives its environment and takes actions to achieve its goals. Machine learning (ML) is the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through collection and/or use of data. Neural network (NN)…
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Academic Publishing

Tracking the ongoing frontier of human knowledge through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) international standard and its ecosystem of websites, RSS/Atom feeds and server links covering the extensive academic (science and humanities) paper publication and distribution networks - for peer review and proliferation of knowledge - including open preprint servers.
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London

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, by far its largest metropolis and its economic, transportation, and cultural centre. It was first settled in pre-Roman times and its continuous history spans two millennia including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. London is a global cultural-defining capital, hosting more foreign visitors than any other city. London's 40-mile radius is served by…
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Global South

Selection of articles, site links, studies and datasets relating to major migrations of human beings, typically as fallout from dislocation by war, flight from oppressive governments and emigration to escape poverty of life in country of origin.
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Bioscience

The word biology is derived from the greek words /bios/ meaning /life/ and /logos/ meaning /study/ and is defined as the science of life and living organisms. An organism is a living entity consisting of one cell e.g. bacteria, or several cells e.g. animals, plants and fungi. Bioscience technology is the field of applied science and technology related to living…
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Snake Oil Americana

People squeeze money from the public in countless ways. In the case of AWTTT artist Robert Shetterly, his delivery system is mocking up a kind of Whistler-Naturalist style that'll be familiar to the shared folklore imagery of Americans and Europeans. Using this style confers a legitimacy and 'quality' to the cookie-cutter portraits (product) in the eyes of the target demographic…
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Blockchain

Cut and paste. Computer science is the study of computation, automation, and information. Computer science spans theoretical disciplines, such as algorithms, theory of computation, and information theory, to practical disciplines including the design and implementation of hardware and software. Blah.
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Bitcoin Ethereum Cryptocurrency

Infographics, site links, articles, data science, legislation and publicly accessible websites with tools relating to blockchain related technology including cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, non-fungible tokens, audio-video repositories.
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One Day On The Couch

There was a day in 2021 spent entirely convalescing on the couch with a cold. As it happened, the day of inactivity was made a lot less boring thanks to a nifty adhoc playlist of YouTube videos. Looking at the selection there's a bit of a theme. Que sera sera.
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Weinerstrasse

This morning he had been in Paris, playing denouement L’Asssomoir with the bums at Gare du Nord: at the end of a long binge up and down France. Knowing the flight was coming. “Eyes wide, like a child in the form of man” – even the syprup was sweet. He had made a friend, that morning. He had been offered…
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kleptopedia.org

Kleptopedia is a repository for various databases, link lists and collected articles about the kleptocracy and its various organs of legitimacy (duopoly, captured democracy, etc). Power structures of authority are practical and pervasive but not designed with you in mind. Truth frequently doesn't serve profit or the divide-and-rule polarization of the population; and the latter comes first. The last thing…
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“Are We The Baddies?” Mix

Video selection of comedy clips and sketches from British mainstream (network) television: Mitchell and Webb, Monty Python, Goon Show, Pete and Dud, Young Ones, Comic Strip, Harry Enfield, Bob Mortimer, Monkey Dust, Peter Serafinowicz, Michael McIntyre and the banal constellation of the gravy train celebrity comics and their panel shows Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Would I…
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Ten Minute Podcast

Podcast hosted by middle-aged ballet-dancing misogynist Bryan Callen, standup comic and predator of teenage fan-girls Chris d'Elia and versatile Canadian comic actor Will Sasso featuring the trio shooting the shit, playing an eclectic cast of characters - some celebrity, some in-house - with occasional guest comedians and a through line of honest friendly old-school ball breaking. Hundreds of episodes, each one a bite-sized ten minutes exactly.
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Mighty Boosh

The Mighty Boosh is a groundbreaking somewhat surreal, somewhat pop-couture comedy featuring Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Developed from three stage shows and a six-episode radio series, it has since spanned a total of 20 television episodes (2004 to 2007) and assorted live tours. TV series season one is set in a zoo run by Rich Fulcher (Bob Fossil), season two…
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Cumtown Podcast

Nick Mullen, Stavros Halkias and Adam Friedland are the eponymous cum boys. Here's a scattergun selection of easy accessible hilarious audio clips from the podcast including Ben Shapiro contractually bound to be fucked by Mr Feeny, gay actor Michael Douglas and his anal film projector, the comatose misogyny of Steven Seagal, licentious Jeff Goldblum, Meersham and the Iranian police and…
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Fry and Laurie

English comic actors Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are more famous for a dozen other projects - most of them separately - but their sketch show from the 1990s went mostly under the radar. And it was a good show with many hilarious bits, some of which are linked here: Psychiatrists on Psychiatrists, Mr Nippl-e, the America Song, and so…
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Yes Minister

Yes Minister and the successor Yes Prime Minister is a BBC comedy from the 1980s. Perhaps the best political satire of its time. It covers all of the tropes of today's neoliberal materialism and the cynical reasoning and manoeuvering that engender those outcomes desired by the plutocrat class regardless of any politician agenda. Starring two dead guys: Nigel Hawthorne and…
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Monty Python

English quintet formed late 1960s with American animator to make a few seasons of the comedy sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Some say it changed the landscape of television (mainstream) comedy. It was certainly hilarious. Here's some linked sketches like Anarcho-Syndicalist Peasants, Guards Guarding Guards and others. Pythons are: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam. Pythons…

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