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On Jan 2, 2006, at 10:38 AM, S. Gordin wrote:

Chris, 
What is "Judean People's Front"?
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
All this comes from Monty Python's 'Life of Brian.' It's a rather sacreligious (but funny) tale of a 1st century man named Brian who has come to resent the Roman occupation of Judea. Part of the story deals with a number of resistance groups who all hate each other worse than they hate the Romans: The People's Front of Judea, the Judean People's Front The Popular Front of Judea, the Judean Popular Peoples Front, Campaign for a Free Galilee, and maybe a couple of others. There's a little more to it as Brian is taken to be the Messiah as a result of such miracles as bringing forth juniper berries on a juniper bush and his denial that he's the messiah.

If I'm not mistaken the movie is considered by many to be the Python's second most offensive production after 'The Meaning of Life.' 'Most offensive' in that context meaning the number of people who are likely to take some degree of offense rather than the degree to which any individual is offended.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
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