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Offline TomS

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RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« on: June 22, 2004, 01:25:04 PM »
Simply replace the Jewish sect names with ROCOR, ROAC, ROCA...etc.

Recalling a favorite scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

The setting: Roman-controlled Judea, circa 30 A.D. The Roman Colosseum, Jerusalem. Children's Matinee.

The players: The People's Front of Judea (PFJ) are sitting in the arena stands, discussing the importance of diversity in their fight against the oppressors.

Brian is working selling snacks to the crowd. (Dog's tongues. Wren's livers. Jaguar's earlobes.Wolf nipple chips. Dromedary prezels. Tuscany fried bats.)

Brian approaches the PFJ...

Brian: Are you the Judean People's Front?

Reg: F--- off.

Brian: What?

Reg: Judean People's Front. (scoffs) We're the People's Front of Judea. Judean People's front, caw.

Francis:  Wankers.

Brian:  Can I join your group?

Reg:  No. Piss off.

Brian:  I didn't want to sell this stuff. It's only a job. I hate the Romans as much as anybody.  

PFJ: [nervously] Sssh! Ssssh, sssh, sssh, ssssh.

Judith:  Are you sure?

Brian:  Oh. Dead sure... I hate the Romans already.

Reg:  Listen. If you really wanted to join the PFJ, you'd have to really hate the Romans.

Brian:  I do.

Reg:  Oh yeah? How much?  

Brian:  A lot!

Reg:  Right. You're in. Listen. The only people we hate more than the Romans are the f---ing Judean People's Front

PFJ:  [together, nodding in agreement] Yeah

Judith:  [disgusted] Splitters

Francis:  And the Judean Popular Peoples Front.

PFJ:  Oh yeah. Splitters.

Loretta:  And the peoples Front of Judea.

PFJ:  Splitters.

Reg:  What?

Loretta:  The Peoples front of Judea. Splitters.  

Reg:  We're the Peoples front of Judea.

Loretta:  Oh. I thought we were the Popular Front.

Reg:  Peoples Front! [scoffs]

Francis:  Whatever happened to the Popular Front, Reg?  

Reg:  He's over there.

[A single old man sits on a lower seat.]

PFJ:  [To the old man.] SPLITTER!

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Re:RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 01:40:50 PM »
Simply replace the Jewish sect names with ROCOR, ROAC, ROCA...etc.

ROCOR and ROCA are the same thing, just different acronyms based on different translations of "Russkaya Pravoslavnaya Tserkov Zagranitsei" (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, or sometimes "Outside Russia").

I think your joke would be better suited for ROAC (why they're lumped in with ROCOR in the "joke" I haven't a clue), ROCiE, HOCNA, or groups along these lines.
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Re:RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 06:58:01 PM »
good points Bogo.

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Re:RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004, 03:49:45 PM »
Ah............ life of Brian. In my opinion, one of the lesser works of Monty Python ( being far outshined by Holy Grail). But it is still nice to know there is at least ONE other Orthodox person who watches and like Monty Python  ;)  ;D.

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Re:RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004, 04:35:43 PM »
I watch Monty Python from time to time as well, but Life of Brian isn't one of my favorite works...  I must prefer the skits.  I do own their "Monty Python Instant Record Collection" cd which I listen to when I'm in the mood for the absurd.
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Re:RUSSIAN Orthodoxy In America?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 04:50:17 PM »
Wasn't there a guy in that scene who wanted to be a woman and to be called "Loretta"?
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