If I weren’t such a reductionist mechanist, I’d probably find this very very funny. And what Cleese does to things deserves its own verb.
another puzzle solved!
(by we scientists)
John,thanks for that,that was so hilarious,I now have 31 more Cleese podcasts to watch !
Don’t worry, John. We have now developed a pill that can help you combat reductionist mechanist syndrome.
We don’t know how it works, though.
to cleesify:verb: to hold forth humorously on a subject in a pompous, pseudo-intellectual and slightly silly manner
cleesification:noun: the result of cleesifying
origin: derived from the surname of legendary English humorist, actor, author and silly person John Cleese.
Luckily, I have the “Even though I’m a reductionist mechanist I still find jokes making fun of reductionist mechanists funny” gene.
That’s recessive, and slightly deleterious…
He is the Messiah, and I should know; I’ve followed a few!
Having recently met Rob Buckman, I have a John Cleese number of 2. I think that’s worth boasting about (I mean, it’s way better than having George W. Bush number of 2, which I also have).
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