Popular Culture and Philosophy

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Monty Python Reunion

Posted on | November 21, 2013

Gary Hardcastle, co-editor of Monty Python and Philosophy, discoverer of the Tarski-Chapman Conjecture

Eric Idle, comedian, musician, original member of Monty Python comedy troupe

CNN called Bloomsburg University today to interview Gary Hardcastle, editor of Monty Python and Philosophy for their story about the upcoming Monty Python Reunion. Lecturing at the time about the Tarski-Chapman conjecture (regarding the status of unbound variables) Hardcastle was unavailable to take the call. In the meantime, however, CNN had located a man in London named Eric Idle to discuss the story on camera. “The mixup is unfortunate,” Hardcastle later said. “I was going to suggest they interview a cat to investigate the real meaning of the highly anticipated reunion.”


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