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Finest in the district Mystery Cache

Hidden : 10/23/2014
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Finest in the district and Licensed for Public Dancing

Amongst Python fans, "Cheese Shop" has become a metaphor for an entity that's totally devoid of any ability to achieve its expected and obvious purpose. The published geocache location is something of a Cheese Shop. It's certainly uncontaminated by geocaches.

The Cheese Shop sketch had its beginnings in a car trip returning from Kent, where the Pythons had been filming for the day. John Cleese, whose family name was "Cheese" incidentally, was feeling a bit peckish and the idea of trying to buy cheese from a chemist shop came up. One thing led to another.

The sketch first aired on 30 November 1972 in Monty Python's Flying Circus episode 33, "Salad Days".

Here's a condensed sample of the sketch from that episode, for your amusement .....

Customer (John) Shopkeeper (Michael)
(enters shop and rings bell on counter) (emerges from rear door)
  'morning, Sir.
'morning. Um, I was, uh, sitting in the public library on Thurmon Street just now ah, skimming through 'Rogue Herrys' by ah, Horace Walpole, when I um, suddenly came over all peckish. Peckish, sir?
Esuriant. Eh?
Ee I were all 'ungry-like! Ah! Hungry!
In a nutshell. So I thought to myself, 'a little fermented curd will do the trick', so I curtailed my Walpoling activities, sallied forth and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles. Come again?
I want to buy some cheese. Oh! I thought you were complaining about the music!
Oh, heaven forbid: I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse! Sorry?
Ah lahk a nice dahnce, 'yer forced to!  
(cut to a Viking, who says Anyway, and back) (looking about, confused) Who said that?
Now my good man, some cheese please. Yes, certainly, sir. What would you like?
Well, ah, how about a little Red Leicester? I'm, afraid we're fresh out of Red Leicester, sir.
Never mind. How are you on ah, Tilsit? Never at the end of the week, sir, always get it fresh first thing on Monday.
Tish tish. No matter. Um, well, four ounces of Caerphilly then, if you please stout yeoman. Ah! Well it's been on order for two weeks sir. Was expecting it this morning.
Yes, it's not my day, is it? Aah! Bel Paese? Sorry.
White Stilton? Ah, normally sir, yes. But today the van broke down.
Aah! Ah, Lancashire? Sorry.
Stilton? No.
Any Double Gloucester? No.
Danish Blue? No.
Gruyere? No.
Norwegian Jarlsberger? No.
Red Windsor? No.
Cheshire? (pause) No.
Emmental? No.
… (et cetera) … … (ad infintum) … 
It's not much of a cheese shop really, is it? Finest in the district sir!
And what leads you to that conclusion? Well, it's so clean!
Well it's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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