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Musical satirist Neil Innes on Monty Python, the Rutles, and cutting a record with Hitler

As “the seventh member” of Monty Python, Neil Innes helped write “The Philosopher’s Song” (“Immanuel Kant was a real pissant / Who was very rarely stable”), did the whistling for “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (the crucifixion/production number in Life of Brian), and was crushed by a giant wooden rabbit in Monty […]

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Morning Newsfeed: Firestorm Over New CPS CEO, the Sun-Times Wins a Pulitzer, a Hitler Birthday Party Goes Wrong, and More

Rahm Emanuel’s pick to lead CPS is already causing an uproar from the Chicago Teachers Union. (Tribune/CNC) Senator Mark Kirk says utilizing the state’s natural gas resources could cut gas prices. (Fox Chicago News) The Sun-Times, the “little paper that could,” won a Pulitzer Prize yesterday for its reporting on violence in the city’s neighborhoods. […]