Nice piece in the Grauniad this morning about [the historicity – or otherwise – of Carry on Cleo->http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/may/06/carry-on-cleo]. Speaking as one who used to have a sound sample of Kenneth Williams shouting ‘Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!’ on his computer (in the early days of Mac Powerbooks – before custom ringtones – it was always fun to play this on crowded railway carriages) I am firmly of the belief that this film is a masterpiece. but I did like the bit about the Egyptian sense of humour:
the Egyptians themselves couldn’t get enough of jokes about boobs and toilets. Examples from temples and tombs include sidesplitting gags about a duck pecking someone on the backside, a hammer falling on a man’s head, and a defecating hyena.
Not sure where she got this from, but I’ll investigate. After all, a defecating hyena – comedy gold dust.