Ed Driscoll

As Always, Life Imitates Monty Python

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:

First up, Monty Python’s classic “Batley Townswomen’s Guild Presents the Battle of Pearl Harbor” sketch from December of 1969:

Flash-forward to another war-related moment that will live in infamy: Friday’s surreal interpretive dance routine to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, performed in front of a retinue of bewildered world leaders assembled at Normandy:

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At first glance, this appears to be an example of Malcolm Muggeridge’s Law, which states that there’s no way for a satirist to improve upon real life for its pure absurdity, but this is one case where the satirists got there first — and provided a far more entertaining presentation than its real life follow-up nearly half a century later.

(Via Rick Moran.)