I just looked back at this Blog and realised I’ve been paying to own the davedawsonhaswaytoomuchtimeonhishands.com domain each year but haven’t written anything for 5 years. This post brought to you by that realisation – and also that I heard it from the magnificent Stephen Fry which makes it a duty to pass on.

Turns out the Spanish Inquisition was a kind of religious audit process for which they always gave one month’s notice.
Everyone expected the Spanish Inquisition in fact.

I do even start to question whether the other Python sketches were all made up too

There – next update to follow in 2026

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