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I love BlackAdder!
Topic by: Ursus
Posted: April 21, 2006 - 9:08 AM PDT
Last Reply: April 27, 2006 - 7:16 PM PDT

author topic: I love BlackAdder!
Ursus
post #1  on April 21, 2006 - 9:08 AM PDT  
Have you ever been so tired you wanted to cry... but couldn't?

I haven't slept for the past 48 hrs; my diet consisting of protein bars and Rockstar Juiced, which I believe has now replaced all of the plasma in my blood with this "liquid meth," has given me the illusory perception of pixies dancing about the synapses of my brain -that and cold-sweats and jitters. Organic Chemistry is a borderline mistress whose loving caress is typically delivered with a velvet-gloved, iron fist (minus the velvet glove).

So, I haven't slept -not that I am aware of...

I have just recently acquired the entire series of BlackAdder on DVD. I think Rowan Atkinson is marvelous!

I love BlackAdder!
artifex
post #2  on April 21, 2006 - 9:11 AM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 9:08 AM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Have you ever been so tired you wanted to cry... but couldn't?
>
> I haven't slept for the past 48 hrs; my diet consisting of protein bars and Rockstar Juiced, which I believe has now replaced all of the plasma in my blood with this "liquid meth," has given me the illusory perception of pixies dancing about the synapses of my brain -that and cold-sweats and jitters. Organic Chemistry is a borderline mistress whose loving caress is typically delivered with a velvet-gloved, iron fist (minus the velvet glove).
>
> So, I haven't slept -not that I am aware of...
>
> I have just recently acquired the entire series of BlackAdder on DVD. I think Rowan Atkinson is marvelous!
>
> I love BlackAdder!
> ---------------------------------


If you're watching tv, you're not studying OC. Go to bed and make better use of your time. :)
hamano
post #3  on April 21, 2006 - 9:28 AM PDT  
After this you should move on to The Mr. Bean TV series for Rowan Atkinson (not to mention The Tall Guy) and the Jeeves and Wooster series for Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry... then maybe the House TV series which is on right now... they're all hilarious!
IronS
post #4  on April 21, 2006 - 10:13 AM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 9:28 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> and the Jeeves and Wooster series for Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry... they're all hilarious!
> ---------------------------------

I second this series! I love the books, too!
woozy
post #5  on April 21, 2006 - 10:42 AM PDT  
BlackAdder is my favorite Rory Atkinsen (although the Back and Forth special was tired and tedious {But I really liked the Christmas Carol special}). I, personally, don't care for Mr. Bean but every single person on the planet disagrees with me so you will probably too. The was something called "The Blue Line" or "The Thin Line" that looks funny but I haven't seen it.

"Jeeves and Wooster", series and books, are terrific. Hugh Lowry in "House" is ... startling. I saw it two times before someone pointed out it was Hugh Lowry and I couldn't believe it 'till I saw it again. (But then again I have prospagnosicatimifigamation so I wouldn't have recognized his face had it not been pointed out.)

Rory Atkinsons cameo in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" was very funny.
artifex
post #6  on April 21, 2006 - 11:18 AM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 10:42 AM PDT woozy wrote:
The was something called "The Blue Line" or "The Thin Line" that looks funny but I haven't seen it.

The Thin Blue Line, not to be confused with the Errol Morris documentary with the Philip Glass soundtrack.
Ursus
post #7  on April 21, 2006 - 12:14 PM PDT  
Caffiene is starting to fail me... as are words, consciousness, and spelling.

Not watching TV. I'm stuck in OC-Lab. I've nearly fallen asleep twice while standing. Believe me, I would LOVE to be asleep right now, and if I were to get horizontal or even to a 45, it would be lights out, curtains, followed by a final bow for this bear. Hibernation sounds REAL attractive right now, sadly I have to be awake for another five hours... I am one sad bear right now.

I wish I were watching BlackAdder or Jeeves and Wooster (which, IronS, I really, really like as well... those cats are sooo damned funny -Comedic Geniuses), or best yet, UNCONSCIOUS!

So, if you -the good people of GC- have any spare "good-vibe" or "cosmic-mojo" I could really use some goodness sent my way... the next five hours are going to hurt (and not in the "good way," NLEE). :I (too tired to smile).
IronS
post #8  on April 21, 2006 - 12:26 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 12:14 PM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm stuck in OC-Lab. I've nearly fallen asleep twice while standing.
> ---------------------------------

Dude, those fume hoods are there for a reason! Make sure they're turned on and don't be sticking your head in there.
artifex
post #9  on April 21, 2006 - 12:29 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 12:26 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On April 21, 2006 - 12:14 PM PDT Ursus wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > I'm stuck in OC-Lab. I've nearly fallen asleep twice while standing.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Dude, those fume hoods are there for a reason! Make sure they're turned on and don't be sticking your head in there.
> ---------------------------------


Yes, and stop drinking from that beaker; it's not Gatorade, it's ethylene glycol!
Ursus
post #10  on April 21, 2006 - 1:00 PM PDT  
God help me... I've just spent the last 4+ min. hypnotically starring at IronS's icon and have completely lost whatever it was that I was about to say...

I need sleep. x___x -ZZZZZZZZZ! Or???
IronS
post #11  on April 21, 2006 - 8:58 PM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 1:00 PM PDT Ursus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> God help me... I've just spent the last 4+ min. hypnotically starring at IronS's icon and have completely lost whatever it was that I was about to say...
>
> I need sleep. x___x -ZZZZZZZZZ! Or???
> ---------------------------------

Or perhaps I should change my icon again to something less distracting.
woozy
post #12  on April 21, 2006 - 9:44 PM PDT  
> Or perhaps I should change my icon again to something less distracting.
> ---------------------------------

Well, his birthday *is* over. Actually what I don't get about the way he made the icon, is why he made her wink in the end. Actually makes her seem like a decent person I might like to know rather than the unstoppible reduce to quivering jelly force of destruction that she really is...

Sigh... I wish I could suspend disbelief so I could actually fathom the concept that a CEO of a software company might actually wear a red super-hero cleavage showing nipple contouring outfit. Instead all I can do is stare dumbfoundedly and wonder "Huh?!?!?"

Ursus
post #13  on April 24, 2006 - 9:17 AM PDT  
Please, pardon my lunacy...

After finishing my lab practical (for which I recieved 97%), the culmination of 2+ days of prep., I finally collapsed in my Bosses office only to be awoken by janitorial services sometime near 3am on Saturday morning. Apparently, they found me head back, mouth agape, feet up in my bosses chair, making the "noises" of sweet slumber (Read: Stihl chainsaw being drug over concrete and sheet-metal--yeah, real dignified).

I will never do that again. Never.

With the exception of my adoration for BlackAdder and Jeeves and Wooster, I must beg your pardon for my lunacy.
radboy
post #14  on April 24, 2006 - 11:17 AM PDT  
> On April 21, 2006 - 9:28 AM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> After this you should move on to The Mr. Bean TV series for Rowan Atkinson (not to mention The Tall Guy) and the Jeeves and Wooster series for Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry... then maybe the House TV series which is on right now... they're all hilarious!
> ---------------------------------

I agree with you on Jeeves and Wooster but why do you describe "House" as hilarious? Is it perhaps because of the ridiculously pretentious premise of the show? Don't get me wrong, I like House a lot, mostly because of Hugh Laurie and also because it is generally ridiculous. Almost the same, but not as bad, as the first two seasons of "24" where poor little Kim was always getting maligned and caught into the most ludricrously ridiculous situations approximately every five minutes but then thats what riveted me to those seasons other than wanting to start a Nina fan club.

P.S.: to all I only watch tv series when they are released
on dvd - so they're a year old then, so what?
hamano
post #15  on April 24, 2006 - 1:26 PM PDT  
> On April 24, 2006 - 11:17 AM PDT radboy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I agree with you on Jeeves and Wooster but why do you describe "House" as hilarious? Is it perhaps because of the ridiculously pretentious premise of the show?

House consistently has me in stitches, and not the suture kind... I'm not sure why, but Hugh Laurie as House, Alyson Hannigan's Lily in How I Met Your Mother, and Catalina the motel maid in My Name is Earl are the funniest characters on TV this past season and Laurie is the only one in a lead role.

I don't know if the premise of the show is "pretentious" though... ridiculous, yes, in that the way it's set up they have to pile one bizarre illness on top of another to have the onion-like layers of diagnoses to go through before the end of the show. But how is that "pretentious" exactly? Unless you're a doctor or nurse, which I'm not...

Actually the funniest "House" bit I saw was a DVD extra with Hugh Laurie talking about the character and the show. His regular OxBridge accent is so smooth and so unlike House AND Bertie Wooster I watched it over and over again, fascinated and amused.
hamano
post #16  on April 24, 2006 - 4:51 PM PDT  
Boy, it's kinda dead around here today. Ursus, this is what passes for educational television in Japan. A series of eye-catch videos for a NHK kids' program called PythagoraSwitch.
hamano
post #17  on April 24, 2006 - 9:48 PM PDT  
Unemployed Russian Gymnasts Gone Wild
Ursus
post #18  on April 25, 2006 - 9:04 AM PDT  
Hammy,

WOW! The NHK bumps/intros were awesome, no doubt the product of some very imaginative engineering students. A few designs were down-right diabolical!

The two Russian's just made all my joints ache. Ouch! They must bath in Icy-Hot.

Otherwise, the boards have been as dead Burt Reynolds career pre-Boogie Nights and post Cop-and-a-Half. It is as if folks just up and disappeared; perhaps replaced by emotionless, emotively-challenged pod-people incapable of posting on message boards. I'm in pre-finals hysteria, but I can't imagine that this the same for all GC'ers.
hamano
post #19  on April 27, 2006 - 7:16 PM PDT  
More Japanese weirdness.


More Japanese weirdness II.

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