The People’s Front of Judea

So much of life is like a Monty Python sketch. They were so cleverly able to turn life into the absurd and make it funny. Last night I attended an evening of talks for the launch of a new cycling group in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. I gave a talk too and this time there were lots of people there. Anything that helps boost cycling and cycling infrastructure in the region is a good thing as far as I’m concerned but the fact that there’s now another cycling group in a region where there are already a lot of disparate groups reminds me of Monty Python and the People’s Front of Judea.

I didn’t entirely understand this sketch when I first saw Life of Brian many many years ago but now it rings very true for me.

From the same movie is this meeting of the group:

I feel just like Judith in the clip, shouting frustratingly at them while they plan for plans but don’t actually do anything.

And then when they finally do take action, they end up competing with one of the other groups trying to do the same thing.