Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Me Day

Happy birthday to me.
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to mmmmeeEEEEEeeeEEEeeEeee...

(that's how well I sing in real life)

This year I found out that I share a birthday with Grace Helbig and I got some nifty gift cards -but- I got myself two things, which I thought I'd share:

1) The "A Bit of 'Fry & Laurie'" box set. Most of which - well, almost all of which, is, in fact, on YouTube (here). Then "Why?? get them?" you might ask. You might - and just that dramatically. It's not that I'm worried for Messrs. Fry and/or Laurie -'s financial well being (what is this? year 10 of QI, and about the same for House?) but it comes from the same urge, I suppose, that makes me want to give buskers a buck when I hear something I particularly like (at least in the 'ideal' - it's been ages since I've seen one in the wild and even if I did, I doubt I'd have any cash on me at the time... so it's all just academic, really, isn't it?)

Anyway- it's good. And if you don't want to drop a dollar in the hat - or more precisely, 54 at Amazon - then do check out the "duo" on YouTube.

(fig. 1 in which Emma Thompson doesn't play a significant role in this DVD set, thought it does include a Special Feature, in which she does play a part in several Cambridge Footlights Revue sketches (; the puppy is just cute))

2) And Music! The Scott Pilgrim soundtracks as well as the new Synthetica by Metric.
a) "Threshold" by Sex Bob-Omb (Scott Pilgrim versus The World Original Motion Picture Soundrack)


b) "Youth Without Youth" by Metric (Synthetica)

And yes, Metric is on the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack - "Black Sheep" but in the movie it was Brie Larson singing as Envy Adams in the'meta-fictional band' "The Clash at Demonhead":

(VO in BILL HADER's voice): Bonus Round!
(HADER): Versus!

(sorry - couldn't resist)

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