Lee was: the Supplicant  ? 
Answered on: 17 Aug 2003

The Internet Oracle has pondered your question deeply.
Your question was:

> O great, wise, and sage Oracle, I beseech thee to zottest me not, but
> pray answer this nagging question and settle my mind.  Will there ever
> come a time when Usenet posters no longer quote (or parody) Monty
> Python skits?
And in response, thus spake the Oracle:

} Supplicant (S): Hello, I wish to register a complaint.
} USENET Keeper (UK): Sorry, we're closing for a server update.
} S: Never mind that, I wish to complain about this message I received
} from your server not half an hour ago.
} UK: Oh yes, the Monty Python parody signature.  What's wrong with it?
} S: I'll tell you what's wrong with it!  It's cliched!
} UK: No, it's kitsch, look.
} S: My lad, I know a lame signature when I see one and I'm looking at it
} right now.
} UK: No, sir, it's not lame.  It's retro.
} S: Retro?
} UK: Yes, remarkable thing, the signature file.  Wonderful way of
} conveying information, innit?
} S: There is no information--it's just an overused Monty Python joke.
} ...
} So to answer your question: no, there will never be such a time.  In
} fact, there will never even be a time when the Oracle stops parodying
} these sketches.
} You owe the Oracle a clever parallel for the next part of the sketch.

Notes: Very nice. I regret the fact I'm not up to actually finishing the sketch.