Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just for Jill

Jill, are you sure you didn't get the mumps from some of these "friends" you were partying with? I wouldn't put it past Gena to intentionally infect you, so she could take over at AUTHOR TALK. She looks all kittenish and cute, but kittens have claws. :-)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Spamalot and My Birthday

Yesterday, I saw Spamalot at the OKC Civic Center with a group of friends. Today is my birthday, so it was a nice b-day outing. I admit, I was a bit skeptical about how much I was going to like this adaptation of MONTY PYTHON'S THE HOLY GRAIL. I am a devout lover of this film, and many of my friends and I enjoy recreating dialogue from various scenes, but listening to the soundtrack of the stage version, I wasn't impressed overmuch by several songs.

But in the context of the actual stage show----WOW!! I laughed my ass off. I had tears in my eyes in places. It recreated most of the best scenes from the movie, and added several new twists and turns that brought surprise and delight.

Here are some of my favorite scenes from the movie that were recreated quite faithfully in the stage musical (I know - but it's hard to pick only a couple of favorite scenes from THE HOLY GRAIL):

African v European Swallows and Migrating Coconuts:

Or the French Taunting and catapulting cow:

Sir Launcelot and Swamp Castle:

Tim the Enchanter, the Killer Rabbit, and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch:

Brave Sir Robin and his Minstrels:

The Knights Who Say Ni:

Dennis and the anarcho-syndicalist commune/Strange women lying around in ponds

Bring Out Your Dead:

"We're Knights of the Round Table" ("We eat ham and jam and spam a lot"):

And, amazingly enough, the Black Knight:
Monday, June 02, 2008

Rinda and Skeletons and Books

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Another Flight of the Conchord video - Foux Da Fa Fa

Okay, this is freakin' hilarious. Anyone who's ever seen a French film, commerical, etc., and who has studied French in school will love it.

The translation, omitting the chorus of Foux Da Fa Fa, is:
"I would like a croissant"
"Pleased to meet you."
"Where is the library"
"Here is my passeport"
"Gerard Depardieu"
"Let's go to the supermarket! Grapefruit! Pineapple! Orange Juice! Beef! Soup de Jour. Camembert. Jacques Cousteau. Baguette."
But of course.
Hello, mister.
Hello my small foreign currency exchange office.
How are you doing?
I'm doing okay.
How are you doing?
I'm doing okay.
Voilà! A conversation in the park!
Where is the book?
At the library.
And the dance music?
At the dance club.
And the dance club?
It's here, baby!
One, two, one, two, three, four!
Where is the swimming pool?
Pardon me?
Where is the swimming pool?
Splish splosh
I don't understand.
Do you speak the French?
Do you speak the French?
Uh ... no.

Flight of the Conchords - Frodo Don't Wear the Ring

This is my second fav vid from the band (as of yet). It's SOOO funny!

Heather's Request

Heather sent me a head shot of herself and this other promo pic from Dracula 2000 (which loved, too, Heather). Looks great!