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The kindest man on Earth! by michasiadamczuk on 7 June 2013 4:58pm
I've had an account here for a couple of months but this is my first message. I decided to join your community this late because I only met the one and only Michael Palin yesterday and thought that I definitely have to do something to stay in touch with what's happening on the website!
So something to start with - I must write what an amazing meeting yesterday was! I knew the general opinion was that Michael is the nicest of the Monty Python members. I didn't have the chance to meet any of them but him, but I must admit that I really think the opinion I mentioned before is completely true. It was a meeting held in Warsaw because of the Polish translation of his new book - not about travels this time - and around 50 people came to meet him. I was one of the lucky guys to ask a question - and I am still amazed at how really attentive Michael was to all of the questions! Mine was a bit odd, as I asked him whether he visited the Warsaw Rising Museum, as I saw his TV episode about the Concentration Camp in Oswiecim once and thought the museum is an important place, too. I prefer not to imagine how I must have shaken and how horrid my English must have been - but still - he gave a really kind and inspiring answer, adding that yes, he was there the day before but still would like to go there with me again! I still wonder if he knows that I took it serious!
Re: The kindest man on Earth! by Ken Dunn on 5 April 2014 6:34am
Mr P certainly gets about when meeting palinites.
Re: The kindest man on Earth! by Cockney Nomad on 12 September 2014 6:29pm
I definitely agree. I had the good fortune to meet Michael a few times when I worked for the BBC in the 1970s, at the time the second Ripping Yarns series was being made, and he was as nice and genuine as he seems on screen. I also met him at a signing of his Himalaya book and asked him if, when in that mountain range, he had discovered if Ricky Pules's hairdressing salon was still in existence. He told me little remained - just a comb and a few hair nets! If the name Ricky Pules means nothing it is from the Python sketch where a team of hairdressers attempt to climb Everest but instead of reaching the top, open a salon part way up!!
The best evening of entertainment in my life! by Sue Bagnall on 13 October 2014 1:18pm
On Saturday 11th October I re-visited my native town of Liverpool to go to see "Travelling to Work" at the Liverpool Echo Auditorium. It was a magnificent event. Michael held the (sold out) audience in the palm of his hand for two and a half hours.He spoke almost without notes, and it was so funny, informative and moving. He is an all-time hero of mine, and I'm glad to say that I wasn't disappointed.
I would love to find a copy of "Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys and Girls", as the extracts he read at the end were hilarious. Thank you, Michael.
Re: The kindest man on Earth! by suzulu on 14 October 2014 3:03am
Welcome, Sue!

I saw the show in London and I agree with you - Michael was great.

I think you can get a copy of "Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys and Girls" from Amazon.

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