Daniel wanted to watch the Life of Brian last night, something he hadn’t seen before, so we all sat and watched it together. Ben and I have seen it several times and it’s a classic, timeless film that seems to get more funny with age. There was lots of laughing out loud so I think the kids enjoyed it.
I follow John Cleese on Twitter and today he tweeted that he’s pulled out of giving a talk to the students at Cambridge Union this week to boycott them for cancelling people. He doesn’t say it’s a boycott but it seems obvious that this is what he’s doing. Here’s the tweet:
Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, wrote a letter to The Times today urging everyone to boycott institutions that practice cancel culture.
I’m a big fan of Fawlty Towers and remember the scene where Basil Fawlter does his Hitler impression. Here’s the clip:
This is comedy. Not everyone finds the same things funny and some people may be offended by some comedy but the world would be a dull place if we banned it all out of fear of causing offence. This is what Totalitarian regimes like the Taliban and ISIS do not free-thinking institutions in a democratic society. What is happening to us?
I also follow Ricky Gervais on Twitter and he tweeted something apt recently: