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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ministry of Silly Walks (Monty Python)
When I thought about whimsey in the city, this Monty Python sketch popped into my head. At one point, it evokes "belly laughs", but underlying it is a satirical statement on the nature of government at all levels, including city government. Local government can often be observed by the flanuer as being comical.