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Five Completely Different ‘Monty Python’ Memes

Whether you’re more of a fan of The Holy Grail or The Life of Brian, I think we can all agree that Monty Python is platinum meme material. With basically everything they ever made now available on Netflix, the fandom is stronger than ever, and humanity has reached its full potential. Through memes.

 

It’s CANON

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Holy Grail really is proof that you can make an excellent movie with literally no budget and only five actors. Lancelot just wanders off because they need John Cleese to play the frenchman, who actually calls them out for using coconuts in stead of horses. They keep doing it though! They pretend to dismount several times! I swear, between the coconuts, Camelot being probably less than a foot tall, and animating all the scenes that would be expensive to shoot, this movie really manages to care about being fantastic while caring literally not at all.

 

 

Leporiphobia

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That’s right, there’s a word for the fear of rabbits, and I googled it for this article. #themoreyouknow. I’m not even sure what to say about this one. The monster being a rabbit is also obviously a budget constraint, but it’s also outrageously funny. They’ve seen the great and powerful Tim just blow things up like it’s nothing, and when he’s like ‘hey, take this seriously,’ they’re like, ‘….. nah.’  I don’t know what it is about the idea of a rabbit being able to fully decapitate people with one bite, but I find it immensely satisfying. Small but filled with so much rage. I think a lot of us can relate.

 

 

When You Stub Your Toe

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I kind of love a meme format that never dies. Plus, as much as I love the meme aesthetic of putting literally no effort in, you’ve got to respect the skill and dedication that’s obviously been put into Monty Python memes. Look at that photoshop! Those angles! Graphic design is someone’s passion, but like, for real this time. Plus, the black knight is obviously ridiculous, but I think we can all relate a little bit. We’ve all been in the sort of disaster state where we’re trying to bite someone’s ankles and insisting we’re fine even though it’s glaringly obvious we could at least use a nap. Not sure that’s gonna cut it here though.

 

 

Let Me Niiii!

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Everything about this is fantastic. I find the flipping of this meme after so long truly chilling, and it fits so well, especially with the irony that Arthur and his knights are actually trying to get into the forest. (True story—in middle school I had an email address based on the nights who say ni. No one got it. God guys it’s not a PHASE). I’ll dare to claim I like a good shrubbery as much as anyone, but even more than that I like the idea that the unstoppable force guarding the path through the forest is afraid of the word ‘it.’ Ah, god, I said it. I said it again! Comedy gold.

 

 

Shut it Down

 
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Alright, better wrap up before the French police start cuffing people. Sorry not sorry, four of these memes were from the Holy Grail. I know it’s controversial to say this, but it’s my absolute favorite, and honestly happened to have just the best memes, objectively. Silly memes. Hence having to stop. No silliness allowed here at Bookstr. We’re a lot like Monty Python’s Flying Circus in that way. It’s all very serious. Are the pigs still winning?

 

 

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Victoria Maclean at her desk

Potterhead Makes World Record with JK Rowling Merch

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Are you a BIG Harry Potter fan? Maybe you thought you could beat superfan Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico who collected over 3,092 items of Harry Potter memorabilia out of the Guinness World Records?

Well, they added the Wizarding World Collection world record – a record which includes the Fantastic Beasts series in addition to the Harry Potter series. Maybe you could snatch up that record?

 

Victoria Maclean in font of some of her Harry Potter memorabilia
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Not a chance! Victoria Maclean is slitherin her way into the record books (Sorry, but that joke belongs to the BBC) with over, and say it with me now, three-thousand-six-hundred-and-eighty-six individual JK Rowling-related items. Again, that’s Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts series. Wonder what she thought of Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindlewald?

 

Map of Mexico City
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This Mexico City resident already has a lot of stuff, but you know what’s crazy? That doesn’t even count the stuff that Guinness Book of World Records doesn’t consider collector’s items. Things like “magazine clippings, full magazines, advertising posters, autographs and newspaper clippings”.

So if you were thinking that your Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Rickman autographs would be considered collectors items – not so. If I were you, I’d get rid of them. But don’t just throw them out in the trash, they could do something bad to the environment. I’ll get rid of them for you.

 

Severus Snape scaring the pants off you
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Mrs. Maclean was presented with her world record certificate by Guinness World Records last Wednesday. The BBC, home of good news and bad jokes, quoted her as saying, “Guinness said, ‘If you want, you could go for the Harry Potter record’, but my husband would divorce me if I did!”

Calendar days flying by

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They also spoke about her life story. Here’s what you need to know, dear Potter Head.

2001- Mrs. Maclean fell in love with Harry Potter after watching a segment on Blue Peter about Harry Potter. Two weeks later, she had bought and read the first book.

2019- “I’ll never stop collecting until I really, really have to. I don’t smoke, I rarely drink – this is my vice,” Mrs. Maclean said.

Well, that explains why I’ll never have this much merchandise of anything. But I digress.

The mother-of-three has collected every book, DVD, toy, bag, item of clothing and piece of jewellery she can – as well as a host of other collectibles. She had a “24 carat gold-plated Golden Snitch puzzle piece from Japan – one of only 5,000 made – which took six years to track down and buy” and got the record even though “some memorabilia items were removed for not having the official labelling”.

 

YouTube video still of Victoria Maclean
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And she actually has all this stuff. You can check out her YouTube channel here where she releases new videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm GMT. But you know what she doesn’t have? Despite all this Harry Potter stuff, she lacks the Holy Grail of Harry Potter merchandise, the Force of Harry Potter collectibles…

 

Victoria Maclean with Star Wars Tickets

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Iron Throne of Harry Potter supplies…

Victoria Maclean on the Iron Thrones

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….the Sword of Gondor of Harry Potter stuff….A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Victoria Maclean using her magic on a Harry Potter book

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I’m sure she’ll find it soon. But imagine if all that stuff fell! Then she’s have to Ravenclaw out.

Bad joke, I know. Don’t Hufflepuff the house down.

Okay, I’ll show myself the Gryffindor.

 

 

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