There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.” Somehow, it seems apt. There is the sense of sadness after going over the top with a meal. A sense of melancholy. Or is it because all our blood flow is geared towards digesting the large bolus of nutrients and so our brain goes into a passive subdued mode?
This also reminds me of the scene in that Monty Python film, “The Meaning of Life,” where a posh restaurant maitre’d played by John Cleese, has to serve a real cantankerous middle-aged patron, Mr. Creosote, played by Terry Jones, who also directed the movie. The man is obviously beyond obese but he continues to allow himself to be persuaded to devour large amounts of food.
At the end of his meal, the maitre’d tries to coax the fat man to take a little more. He refuses. More prodding and cajoling to take perhaps a “leeetle leeetle wafer theen meent.” He finally agrees and the maitre’d places the mint in his mouth. Within a few seconds we are witness to an explosion in the dining room. The fat man has exploded. His chest is wide open and all his ribs and entrails are exposed and some pieces have been thrown at the maitre’d and other diners. I know. It’s gross. But, when you watch it, you can’t help but laugh. It’s so Monty Python! (Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. And for those who don’t like Monty Python.)
And so, for the theme Saturated, as the Weekly Photo Challenge put out by Michelle W. of the Daily Post, I am providing photos of over the top window displays to saturate your senses. I hope you all have fun with it.
- Monty Python: The true story behind the ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’ (rave2.wordpress.com)
- John Cleese’s Philosophy of Creativity: Creating Oases for Childlike Play (openculture.com)
- John Cleese, the Python, want a quick laugh? (prayingforoneday.wordpress.com)