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(Wikipedia)   It's performance review time here at work. I found myself using "adopt adapt and improve" from this Monty Python sketch. Anyone have any other not overly obvious MP quotes I can slip into this yearly exercise in futility?   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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298 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 21 Jan 2022 at 11:50 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-21 9:35:00 AM  
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
 
2022-01-21 9:37:42 AM  
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2022-01-21 9:51:36 AM  
He answers everything in a roundabout way.
 
2022-01-21 9:55:46 AM  
Wink wink, nudge nudge.
 
2022-01-21 10:06:40 AM  
There's no more work. We're destitute. I've got no option but to sell you all for scientific experiments.
 
2022-01-21 10:22:28 AM  
Five is right out!
 
2022-01-21 10:31:14 AM  
Uh...OK. The Industrial Revolution to me is just like a story I know called 'The Puppy Who Lost His Way.' The world was changing, and the puppy was getting...bigger.

So, you see, the puppy was like industry. In that, they were both lost in the woods. And nobody, especially the little boy-'society'-knew where to find 'em. Except that the puppy was a dog. But the industry, my friends, that was a revolution.
 
2022-01-21 10:57:54 AM  
Just casually mention that You are a *Mason*.
 
2022-01-21 11:14:18 AM  
Lemon curry?
 
2022-01-21 11:54:14 AM  
Right, I'm stopping this right now.  It's silly.
 
2022-01-21 11:55:59 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Just casually mention that You are a *Mason*.


*finger on side of nose*
 
2022-01-21 11:56:29 AM  
When all else fails, there's this (0:50 in).

Argument
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2022-01-21 12:01:01 PM  
This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.
 
2022-01-21 12:01:46 PM  
You must spank me! And then, the oral sex!
 
2022-01-21 12:03:25 PM  
Funny that penguin being there, innit?
 
2022-01-21 12:04:36 PM  

Billy Liar: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Just casually mention that You are a *Mason*.

*finger on side of nose*


It opens doors.  I'm telling you.
 
2022-01-21 12:07:37 PM  
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
 
2022-01-21 12:09:16 PM  
"We lease it back from the company we sold it to and that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account."

Which would be funnier if that wasn't exactly how shiat gets done.
 
2022-01-21 12:20:05 PM  
Say no more!
 
2022-01-21 12:22:29 PM  

OdradekRex: This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.


I had a job where I was a contractor. Over the years, my boss's budget became tighter and he had to be a bit creative to keep me on. I was eventually categorized as "Rented equipment".
 
2022-01-21 12:22:40 PM  
If the review isn't going so well:
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2022-01-21 12:33:49 PM  
Harry and Paul - Monty Python
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xsGHMdNEA
 
2022-01-21 12:49:02 PM  
"It's really something other than else!"

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2022-01-21 12:50:15 PM  
I've told you once.
 
2022-01-21 12:52:02 PM  
Not MP, but I put the following on the front page of my performance review one year.
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2022-01-21 1:21:30 PM  
It's only a model
 
2022-01-21 1:32:47 PM  
I wasn't expecting a kind of Spanish Inquisition.
 
2022-01-21 1:33:08 PM  
Semprini
 
2022-01-21 1:58:28 PM  
It is not Monty Python, but when I was a program manager I used Weird Al's mission statement as my guide.

My boss sent my PR out as a shining example of what he was looking for.

I didn't feel good about that...
 
2022-01-21 2:00:19 PM  
It's a great idea, but possibly not, and I'm not being indecisive!
 
2022-01-21 2:24:31 PM  

X-Geek: OdradekRex: This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.

I had a job where I was a contractor. Over the years, my boss's budget became tighter and he had to be a bit creative to keep me on. I was eventually categorized as "Rented equipment".


We all are. This is like professional sports, where the players think that they are part of the team. Owners and management are the team. The players are part of the equipment.
 
2022-01-21 2:26:46 PM  
"Adopt, adapt, improve" is the motto of the Rotarians.
Cleese even mentions this as an aside.
 
2022-01-21 2:41:06 PM  
"And now for something completely different"
 
2022-01-21 2:45:17 PM  
And now a paid political announcement on behalf of the Silly Party.....
 
2022-01-21 2:49:57 PM  
Oh sod it, I didn't wanna do this, I want to be a lumber jack
 
2022-01-21 3:18:32 PM  

hebrides: It's a great idea, but possibly not, and I'm not being indecisive!


Splunge!
 
2022-01-21 3:28:07 PM  
Also, see the notes on the Tubes' Completion Backwards Principle. It might be forty years old, but there's probably something you can salvage from it.
 
2022-01-21 3:29:01 PM  
Always look on the bright side of life.
 
2022-01-21 3:33:54 PM  

Billy Liar: Also, see the notes on the Tubes' Completion Backwards Principle. It might be forty years old, but there's probably something you can salvage from it.


The Completion Backward Principle
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2022-01-21 5:23:06 PM  

Tillmaster: "Adopt, adapt, improve" is the motto of the Rotarians.
Cleese even mentions this as an aside.


Motto of the Round Table.
 
2022-01-21 6:00:00 PM  
Well, for a start, at the office where I work I can be sitting at my desk all day and the others totally ignore me.
 
2022-01-21 6:46:24 PM  

X-Geek: OdradekRex: This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to, and that way, it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.

I had a job where I was a contractor. Over the years, my boss's budget became tighter and he had to be a bit creative to keep me on. I was eventually categorized as "Rented equipment".


Jobs are just companies paying a subscription fee to you.
 
2022-01-21 6:47:54 PM  
There's nothing an Agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know if he believes in anything or not.
 
2022-01-21 6:52:25 PM  

MathProf: Not MP, but I put the following on the front page of my performance review one year.
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Such a shame, what happened to that guy who drew that cartoon.
 
2022-01-21 7:01:54 PM  

gunsmack: Semprini



OUT!!
 
2022-01-21 8:18:34 PM  
I have a vewy good fwiend in Wome called "Biggus Dickus".
 
2022-01-21 8:38:02 PM  
Does it have to be MP?

Because it seems to me like Full Metal Jacket and Predator are rich mines for that sort of thing.
 
2022-01-21 8:38:59 PM  
It's people like you what cause unrest.
 
2022-01-21 9:01:18 PM  
But it's my only line!
 
2022-01-21 9:02:28 PM  
Well, I am feeling a mite peckish.
 
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