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confuseacat
nofunanymore


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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  09:50:51  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is little wonder in the meaning behind the Pythons usage of Albrecht Durer in their comedy when one studies the works of this great genius.

Firstly, consider this work from 1512 entitled 'Wing of an Ex-Parrot'.



This of course, was undoubtedly the inspiration for the 'Dead Parrot' sketch. What is not widely known is that in Durer's own time this painting was a very popular motif found on everything from bathmats to keyrings and the very first Hawaiian shirt.
Also of note is the preference of the Romans to use this design on their mousepads.

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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 08/21/2006 :  21:41:47  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Secondly, lettuce focus on another of Durer's masterworks. This piece is called 'The War Llama' as Albrecht had never seen rhinocerii. While some say that the inspiration for Mr. Creosote was the result of this, others see in it a vision of the ahcrapolypse.




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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 08/22/2006 :  08:48:19  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lastly, as this is our last look at some of Durer's more famous works in this thread, we can see the origins of the Gumby in 1498's 'Self-portrait with Silly Hat'.




Overall, these three works are presented as an example of Durer's influence on the Pythons as well as evidence that at one time he was most undoubtedly quite sane. These early paintings stand in stark contrast to those done in his later years as we will see later in this thread.
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Sheep Roost
Passenger on the Marie Celeste



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Posted - 08/22/2006 :  22:15:17  Show Profile Send Sheep Roost a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's the bearded lady!
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ConcordeSpamaticus
Cheesemaker



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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  10:29:49  Show Profile Send ConcordeSpamaticus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's Eric!

Refusing to use the spoilchick
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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 08/30/2006 :  09:35:49  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's entirely possible if you believe in reincarnation but at this stage of his life Albrecht believed something else entirely. He believed himself to be a Belgian waffle. Yes, it's true. Like many of us Albrecht Durer settled comfortably into middleage and quietly went stark raving mad. During his 'waffle days' he was often seen running through the streets of his village, wearing clothing soaked with melted butter and sticky syrup, asking people to take a nibble from some of his crunchier bits. Needless to say, his family was quite disturbed about these events and so they arranged for him to be sent to a monastery high in the Egyptian Alps. History records nothing of this period in Durer's life and it was previously unknown until a recent archealogical find somewhere near the great pyramids. An iron chest of Durer's belongings were found containing a diary and several paintings which have never before been seen. His diary is mostly illegible as it was completely saturated with waffle syrup and partially eaten by insects. The few entries that were legible were mostly complaints about the stifling jungle heat and his terror at hearing the growls of polar bears outside his cell window.

However, it's the paintings that this thread is concerned with and, as you will see, they fared much better through the centuries.
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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/07/2006 :  11:00:00  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It was said that Albrecht Durer spent most of his days in Egypt wandering the desert. In the evenings he would return to his cell to paint the mirages he had experienced in the dunes. He was also said to fall into an almost Nostrildamnus-like trance before these sessions. Certainly many of the paintings of this era show a knowledge of the future as well as the ancient past. For example, this strange piece entitled 'Spamaticus Dramaticus'.

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ConcordeSpamaticus
Cheesemaker



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Posted - 09/07/2006 :  13:58:09  Show Profile Send ConcordeSpamaticus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A true visionary indeed!

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OneBurntWitch
Not The Messiah



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Posted - 09/08/2006 :  14:27:35  Show Profile Send OneBurntWitch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No Kidding!

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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  10:29:35  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
His mystic mix of Roman and 21st century cultures continued in this weird work he called 'Gladiolus Gladiatorus'.

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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/13/2006 :  22:01:49  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Durer went on to paint several more Roman themed canvases but unfortunately they can't be shown here as they were very obscene scenes set in vomitoriums. The Confusionous monks who looked after him became alarmed about these blastphartmous paintings and took away all of his supplies. However, as we will see later, Albrecht was not finished recording his visions.
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OneBurntWitch
Not The Messiah



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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  16:15:04  Show Profile Send OneBurntWitch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why does that thing have two asses? and how does it eat with no heads?!

One witch slowly roasted over a hot pit of fire.
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Sheep Roost
Passenger on the Marie Celeste



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Posted - 09/14/2006 :  19:14:15  Show Profile Send Sheep Roost a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The real question is why Roman Legionaire Harm is so happy to be standing next to a two-rumped ubu?

The tellitubbies and windmills tell us that this abombination is located somewhere suspiciously close to the good Dr's lab!






If you're not pissed off with the world, then you're just not paying attention - Casey Chambers
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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/15/2006 :  12:01:03  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't think those questions will ever be answered unless you can somehow contact AD through a Ouija board or something. Even then he might not remember painting these himself as he was not of very sound mind at the time.
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OneBurntWitch
Not The Messiah



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Posted - 09/15/2006 :  14:26:56  Show Profile Send OneBurntWitch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
so?!

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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/15/2006 :  18:47:34  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So....it will never be known how a two-rumped six-legged ubu eats, but I can tell you that they walk like a crab.
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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  10:43:39  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It could've been his mode of transportation to cross the mountainous desert jungle in his quest to find replacement art supplies. Unbeknownst to his Confusionists caretakers, Albrecht somehow obtained several sheets of papyrus and paints made from natural sources such as roots, berries, and polar bear dung. The resulting paintings were hidden in a different place than the others and were found only with the aid of a psychic duck.

These pieces didn't age as gracefully as the canvas ones but they are still viewable. They are all untitled so you'll just have to guess his meaning behind them.



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The Other OTHER Operation
Cheesemaker



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Posted - 09/19/2006 :  18:31:02  Show Profile  Visit The Other OTHER Operation's Homepage Send The Other OTHER Operation a Private Message  Reply with Quote
But later, Durer would discover Merlot in a most unusual way.



Also, Danish and Scandinavian books, see everything.
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confuseacat
nofunanymore



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Posted - 09/21/2006 :  11:40:08  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Forcefeeding grapes to sheep until they sprung leaks or exploded was just one of his bizarre practices.
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OneBurntWitch
Not The Messiah



426 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2006 :  14:37:34  Show Profile Send OneBurntWitch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That other one has me in it

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confuseacat
nofunanymore



1593 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2006 :  20:04:12  Show Profile Send confuseacat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
With the aid of modern technology....


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