Monday, 23 November 2020

Musical Monday #278

 This film is so weird.

You Give A Little Love from Bugsy Malone

Monday, 16 November 2020

Musical Monday #277

 For context, this homage to 'Moses Supposes' is being sung by figments of her imagination. I think it is also the last song that original Greg ever sings, even though it isn't really him.

We Tapped That Ass from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'When Will Josh and His Friend Leave Me Alone?'
Performed by Santino Fontana, Vincent Rodriguez III and Rachel Bloom
Written by Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen

Monday, 9 November 2020

Musical Monday #276

 Example of my personality: I sided with Bagheera as a kid.

The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book 
Performed by Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman
Written by Terry Gilkyson

Monday, 2 November 2020

Musical Monday #275


Take Me Home, Country Roads from The Office
Performed by Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms
Written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver

Monday, 26 October 2020

Musical Monday #274

 Don't worry, we'll see the weekend again soon.

Saying Goodbye from The Muppets Take Manhattan 
Performed by Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz and Jerry Nelson
Written by Jeff Moss

Monday, 19 October 2020

Musical Monday #273

Theme from Rawhide from The Blues Brothers
Performed by Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi and the Blues Brothers Band
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington

Monday, 12 October 2020

Musical Monday #272

Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little from The Music Man 
Performed by Hermione Gingold, Mary Wickes, Peggy Mondo, Sara Seegar and Adnia Rice
Written by Meredith Willson

Monday, 5 October 2020

Musical Monday #271

I actually find the wobbly thing that Hulce does with his voice annoying, but then I get flashbacks to Amadeus and I feel so sad that I pretend I like this.

Out There from The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Performed by Tony Jay and Tom Hulce
Written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz

Monday, 28 September 2020

Musical Monday #270

This is from the original finale of Futurama. I think it was a really good finale so I've never watched the seasons that followed. Or maybe that was because the feature length episodes that came in-between all sucked...
I Want My Hands Back from Futurama, episode 'The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings'
Performed by Dan Castellaneta, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Lauren Tom and Phil LaMarr
Written by Ken Keeler

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Rat Tales #6

Do they suit their names?

As far as I recall, we decided to name our new pet rats after William Goldman characters before we actually met them. If there had been two, they might have ended up as Butch and Sundance.

After we met them, what with there being three of them, Inigo, Fezzik and Vizzini from The Princess Bride seemed a good fit.

I believe The Housemate’s logic was that the brown rat was the first out of the cage and very brave, so she was Inigo. The grey rat was bigger than the others and stuck close to Inigo, so she was Fezzik. The white rat was small and hiding in the corner doing her own thing, not being friendly towards us, so she was Vizzini.

Having now known them for a year and a half, do their names still suit them?

In The Princess Bride, Vizzini is a mean and ruthless Sicilian criminal genius hired for his brains. Inigo is a loyal but drunk Spanish fencing master hired as a swordfighter who is on a revenge quest, and Fezzik is a kind and loyal but mighty Turkish wrestler hired for his strength, being a giant, who has a conscience. 

Vizzini - criminal genius?

Vizzini is by far the smallest, so that follows. The Housemate thinks Vizzini doesn’t like him, because sometimes she bites him, so she does possibly have some evil in her, like her namesake and he was certainly hot-headed and she can be volatile. However she is the most active, which would be a more ‘Inigo’ trait. She's also very sweet and needs the most reassurance, which I guess is maybe a 'Fezzik' trait?

Fezzik - mighty wrestler?

Fezzik is the biggest and has only grown bigger, so that follows. She is probably the strongest and also the most destructive, so again that’s right. And she is also a massive pushover and the bottom of the pecking order, which again seems right. She's also the least social and I think that probably isn't right for the character, though I don't know if that would make her more of a 'Vizzini' or 'Inigo'. However, when it comes to working out how to solve a puzzle, Fezzik has had the most success, which would make her a bit of a ‘Vizzini’. Fezzik can be very sulky, and also completely bonkers, which are more like 'Inigo'. 

Inigo - vengeful fencing master?

Inigo tends to win her fights, so that is the right trait for her character. When I tried to train them, Inigo picked it up the best, which I guess would be right for a swordsman. She is also the most curious and brave, so that follows. However, Inigo is the friendliest, so that probably makes her more of a ‘Fezzik’, although she tyrannises the other rats, so that is a more ‘Vizzini’ trait. 

Now, if Goldman's Fezzik was always stealing paper in order to build nests, that would be right. If instead of a battle of logic, Goldman's Vizzini had challened the man in black to see who could fit the most food in their gob, that would be spot on. And if the line was 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to be licked' then we'd be talking.