I love Michael Palin. He is one of my favorites from Monty Python.
He is also remembered for the movie "A Fish Called Wanda" and the quite strange movie "Brazil".
From so what the fuss
Two of his quotes, which seem to describe him perfectly: “I always wanted to be an explorer, but - it seemed I was doomed to be nothing more than a very silly person.”
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.”
Recently he had a around-the-world travel show on cable television (which was pretty good).
Sarah, (Vice-Presidental candidate from our remote state to the north, Alaska).
Too many good jokes on late night television to ignore)
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•Reporters asked Sarah Palin if she could ever be president and commander-in-chief, and she said, "Ya, sure, you betcha!" … David Letterman (CBS)
•Since Sarah Palin became the vice presidential nominee, there's been an actual spike in the sales of her style of eyeglasses. Gone way up. Yeah. Yeah, with Palin's glasses, you'll be able to see everything, except what the hell your teenage daughter's up to. ... Conan O'Brien (NBC)
•I gotta admit, [Palin, the governor of Alaska] looked very comfortable at the podium. 'Cause it's kinda like Alaska: you look out on that [Republican] convention floor, nothing but white as far as the eye can see. … Jay Leno (NBC)
•They asked her if she would be able to explain how she once lobbied Washington for earmarks, and she said, "We'll cross that bridge to nowhere when we come to it."… Jay Leno
•"[Republican presidential nominee John] McCain has been running this campaign based on 'We're at war, it's a dangerous world out there … I, John McCain, am the only one standing between the blood-thirsty Al Qaeda and you. But if I die, this stewardess can handle it.' " … Bill Maher (HBO)
Sarah Palin gave a tremendous speech to the Republicans, though some are claiming it was actually her daughter's speech.(Letterman)
Say what you will about this Sarah Palin, women love this candidate. Am I right about that? As a matter of fact, last night at the convention, security had to restrain Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter.(Letterman)
When Sarah Palin and John McCain make an appearance together, there's always a brief hug, but no kissing. It's just like Bill and Hillary.(Letterman)
It got a little testy on the campaign trail today. A reporter asked John McCain if he ever Googled Sarah Palin, and McCain said, 'Hey, you take your filthy mouth, and get out of here!"(Leno)
There’s an old picture of Sarah Palin circulating on the Internet right now, and she’s wearing a T-shirt that says, “I may be broke, but I’m not flat busted.” John McCain was upset when he heard this and asked, “What’s the Internet?”(Conan)
Sarah Palin's got a 4-month-old of her own, she's about to become a grandmother and she's partnered with John McCain. How many diapers can one woman possibly change?(Kimmel)
Are you kidding me, the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska? Yeah, that’s who you want in the White House during a time of crisis. When she got a phone call at 3 in the morning, it was because a moose had gotten in the garbage can.(Maher)
Disclaimer: (I'm not making any political statements - just things I collected off the web)