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All Brontosauruses Are Thin On One End

1bronto3I don’t know why I thought of this Brontosaurus Monty Python skit today, maybe because I have a sore throat and John Cleese spends a good deal of the time clearing his throat, and it’s better to laugh and think of John Cleese being hilariously annoying than think of Ebola? No clue. Yet somehow my mind went there. If you’ve ever seen this skit (see skit included) you’ll know that it takes Cleese’s character Anne Elk a very, very long time to eventually tell the audience and terribly patient interviewer played by the late and beyond great Graham Chapman (Us Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we’re dead!) her point.

1bronto5Maybe the book I was reading, A Killer Retreat by Tracy Weber (Midnight Ink), the 2nd book in the A Downward Dog Mystery series, the first was Murder Strikes A Pose, made me think of the Monty Python skit as well because it was soooo slow and it seemed to take a looooong time to get through it.

It was a decent mystery. Cool that the author incorporated yoga, dogs, and vegans into the story, but wow, it was too long. And I didn’t particularly like the main character, she just seemed all whiny-First-World-Problems-poor-me. Mostly everything that went wrong was her own fault, but she seemed oblivious. She didn’t treat people well. The odd part was, I liked the other characters in the book, especially Bella the German Shepherd, I think I even liked the killer (no spoilers) more that Kate (no offence to any real-world Kates). I noticed this in the first book as well. It’s always a strange experience to read a book where you don’t like the protagonist, but you like the book.

I know a lot of purists of the murder mystery genre dislike these cottage industry murder mysteries centered around cooking, shopping, interior design, sewing, B&Bs, inns, Christmas, Halloween, yoga, etc. The nicheness of these domestic mysteries irks the diehard murder mystery buffs, but I often find them entertaining and quirky.1bronto10I enjoy yoga and it’s helped so much with my Fibromyalgia, I highly recommend it and Tai Chi, although I sincerely hope that murder and yoga never go together except in books, or Tai Chi and murder either, in fact, let’s leave any sort of murder to books, movies, TV, and maybe a Murder Mystery Party, wait, is that even still a thing?

I always assumed the gang at Monty Python were trying to make a point about people not getting to the point quickly enough and when they did, their point had already been said or done. 1bronto8

I’m off to drink some warm lemon water and I will leave you with these words of wisdom, Speak less, listen more, speak the truth and do no harm, also, all Brontosauruses are thin at one end, much much thicker in the middle, and then thin again at the far end. Namaste.



Very me

12 thoughts on “All Brontosauruses Are Thin On One End

  1. Yikes, hope you feel better soon. It is going around our office for sure :-/

    When I get sick, I tend to read “The Stand”. Not sure why reading about killer flu makes me feel ok during my own illness but hey, it works.

    I had forgotten about this Python sketch, thanks for the reminder!

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    1. lol I’m glad The Stand works, but I’m not going to try it. Thanks for the kind words, hopefully I’ll get over whatever it is.
      You’re welcome, hope it make you laugh as much as it did me. 🙂


  2. Honey added to lemon? I know what you mean about books where you don’t like the protagonist and these cosy mysteries but…I also like to read them every so often. 🙂


  3. D, thanks for a useful (and entertaining) review. The different reactions people have to books/characters has always intrigued me.
    Please feel better soon. I can’t resist adding to the home remedies. I agree completely with the lemon water. Taking it a step further, the method that was handed down to me, is to thinly slice and cook the entire lemon in water until the peel and white become translucent. Then drink as a tea. (Of course the thinking was that you’re getting benefit from the other parts.) I had it so often as a child, that i associated it with feeling better, and now i just enjoy it.
    Huge hugs, and feel fabulous fast!


    1. Yeah, I think I’ll stop watching the news. lol
      I know what you mean, about the real world relationships.
      Thanks for dropping by Kate…no hard feelings about the Kate thing lol 🙂


      1. Yes, and I think in years to come the name Kate will become even more popular with the Duchess of Cambridge…be prepared.
        Oh, is there something wrong with weird…it’s wonderful! lol 😉


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