He’s not dead; he just resting

“I’m not dead yet”: The Buzz would like to take this opportunity to correct an error in last Monday’s “Watchwords” promo on Page A1. We stated that the four surviving members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus would reunite to celebrate a documentary about the British comedy troupe, which airs on the Independent Film Channel this week.

For the record, there are five surviving members of Monty Python; Michael Palin isn’t dead; he’s just pinin’ for the fjords.


Come into my parlor: Herald writer Sarah Jackson talked to a Seattle arachnid specialist about some of the more common myths about spiders, including that they come up through sink drains and people unwittingly eat spiders in their sleep.

We’ll bust another myth: Being bitten by a radioactive spider will not give you superhuman powers and a tingling spidey-sense.


Up, up and away: Authorities have concluded that last week’s Great Colorado Balloon Chase and Media Circus was a hoax, apparently plotted by Richard Heene in a bid to land a reality television show. Previously, his family has appeared on ABC’s “Wife Swap.”

If felony charges stick, Heene should be able to pitch a new reality series to producers: “Prison Cell Mate Swap.”

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