Monty Python star Michael Palin, 76, undergoes four-hour heart surgery

The legendary comedian and broadcaster continued: “My chest won’t really be ready for any gold medallions for at least six weeks, and I’m told the ticker, which enlarges to deal with the extra work-load from dysfunctional valves, may take a year to return to normal size.”

Monty Python’s Michael Palin has very lucky escape after being rescued from house fire

“But I washed my hands anyway, and by a fantastic stroke of luck, the loose tap that we never had fixed came apart, dousing the ceiling and partially extinguishing the fire.”

Terrifying Video Shows Man Dive to Capture 8-Foot Plus Python With His Bare Hands

Chances are, if you’re not a snake hunter yourself, this video will terrify you a little bit. In it, Orin’s little brother Noah, who took the video, captures the tail end of a huge snake wiggling its way into the lush Florida everglades. Orin’s excitement is heard before he dives, full-body into the water directly […]

Programming languages: Julia touts its speed edge over Python and R

Some languages such as Rust aren’t widely used by developers but they are appreciated by programmers for qualities that excel in systems programming, versus application programming. For example, Microsoft is looking to Rust for the memory-safety features lacking in C and C++, which are extensively employed in Windows and other Microsoft projects.

Ohio Auto Workers Watch a Way of Life Circle the Drain

Trumbull County, where the Lordstown plant is located, went 51 percent for Trump in 2016 to Hillary Clinton’s 45 percent, the first time since Richard Nixon that the county had voted in favor of a Republican presidential candidate. Four years before, Barack Obama had taken Trumbull by 23 points. Every person in the region who […]

Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

Throughout it all, Sir Michael has been supported by wife Helen, who he met on a beach in Suffolk 60 years ago. He says: “We’re like a couple of old pals. We have been together for so long and known so much about each other, and yet still don’t know everything.

Michael Palin recalls singing to the late Terry Jones and forgetting all of the words

Palin – who met Jones when they were students at Oxford in the 1960s and went on to form Monty Python with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam – said he had previously managed to Jones laugh.

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

7. “Us and Them” was a reject from the Zabriskie Point soundtrack.Dark Side (“Money” was the first) and a minor hit in the U.S. and Canada, “Us and Them” began life in 1969 as a lovely piano-and-bass instrumental called “The Violent Sequence,” which as written by Wright and Waters and submitted for inclusion in the […]

Experience: I’ve had hiccups for 12 years

I’ve been sober for so long, I never thought that my hiccups could be linked to my college drug use. It took years of research and appointments before a connection was made by my doctors. They’re not exactly sure why it happens, but apparently chronic hiccups can be caused by any health issue affecting the […]

Emotional Michael Palin dedicates NTAs win to late Terry Jones with hilarious ‘sick’ story

“We ask that our privacy be respected at this sensitive time and give thanks that we lived in the presence of an extraordinarily talented, playful and happy man living a truly authentic life, in his words ‘Lovingly frosted with glucose.’”