Thursday, July 17, 2008

Are You Watching?

Shame on me for not posting this sooner...

If they haven't already done so (on second thought, even if they have), I decree that all my subjects hie themselves posthaste to to watch the first 2 installments of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Hieing to is also acceptable, as long as the aforementioned show is watched. So let it be written, so let it be done.

I'm not going to try to describe this tasty, free (until Sunday) online treat in any detail... After all, it shouldn't be necessary if you all make with the hieing like I asked. But if you need some persuasion, here's my best effort:

  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was written, directed, and produced by one of my personal heroes, Joss Whedon (with a little help from his friends, including his brothers). If nothing else, consider this a much-needed "taste of Whedon" to tide us over until Dollhouse finally premieres (assuming that Fox doesn't manage to muck it up like they did Firefly... but that's a tirade for another day).
  • As the "Sing-Along" part of the title indicates, this is indeed a musical production. In fact, this is the first Whedon musical since the critically acclaimed and much-loved Buffy episode Once More With Feeling all the way back in 2001. Just as with that project, Joss was heavily involved in creating the music for Dr. Horrible. (Music by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon. Lyrics by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen.) So, it has to be good!
  • Q: How often do you get to see Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion sing, dance (a little), chew the scenery (not literally... at least not yet) & generally ham it up onscreen? A: Not nearly often enough. Even if they did it three times a day, it wouldn't be often enough. As I have always said, you can never have too much NPH.
So, what are you waiting for? GO HIE!

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Am An Evil Herbivore

One of the few major life events that occurred for me during my blogging hiatus was the chance to see Eddie Izzard perform live on his "Stripped" tour. I bought the tickets for my husband's birthday, and he was a bit ambivalent about going. However, he told me on the way out of the theater that it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen. I don't know if I'd go that far, but I do agree that it was really, really funny. We give it two giant thumbs-up - highly recommended.

I haven't been able to find any decent bootlegged video from the "Stripped" tour, so I thought I would share an older Eddie Izzard concert clip. This is Eddie's description of the Creation and Noah's Ark (my favorite bit is at the very end, about the evil giraffe):

Monday, July 7, 2008

Charlie's America Song

First of all, I must apologize to all my subjects for my prolonged absence from this venue. Suffice it to say that there was lots of random and uninteresting life crap that was commanding my full attention for awhile. If you require more detail, please check my personal blog, where over the next few days I will endeavor to explain myself with a bit more aplomb.

Anyway, back to business...

I had hoped to post this clip in time for the 4th of July weekend, but alas it was not to be. But there's never a bad time to show our love of country, so I present to you the most patriotic song I know, courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Kelly:

Just as an aside, let me express how extremely excited I am about the upcoming new season of Sunny. And I'm pretty sure that the gods of FX are smiling on me, too - this year the season premieres on my birthday, September 18th. Woo-hoo! Looks like I'll be having my birthday party at Paddy's Pub this year...

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