Saturday, December 20, 2014

I Got Stuck in a Chimney

Not exactly a DVD accent reference, but what the hell. 

The Guardian, December 19, 2014, Experience: I got stuck in a chimney, by Leo Wan.

"After that, someone posted a picture of Dick Van Dyke on my Facebook wall."

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mary Pulpfictions

CBS News, December 18, 2013, "Pulp Fiction," "Mary Poppins" added to National Film Registry, by David Morgan.

I'll have a lot more to say in the new year. I really should go see "Saving Mr. Banks" if I want to take this blog seriously, I suppose.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

"You don't get Fawlty Towers, Morrissey and Martin Amis from a nation that likes itself."

Oh, I've been keeping up this blog so well!

 The Observer, April 6, 2013 , "George Osborne, gawd bless yer" by Victoria Coren
Arriving at the elegant, members-only gaming club, awed by its glittering chandeliers and sweeping staircase, I heard myself say to the top-hatted doorman: "Hellair, we're har for the game upstars." Transformed, by a mere doorway, from Dick Van Dyke to the Duchess of Devonshire.
I really liked this paragraph about British self-loathing.
The British are supposed to be self-doubting rather than self-righteous – since the dissolution of empire, anyway. It's one of the things I'm most patriotic about. From our awkwardness and embarrassment has sprung a complexity of literature, comedy and pop music that no other country can touch, for all their sunny weather and expressive street carnivals. You don't get Fawlty Towers, Morrissey and Martin Amis from a nation that likes itself.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I couldn't be happier that DVD just got married to Arlene Silverhis 40-year-old make-up artist. First off, I love the idea that 40 is a "younger woman".  Second, what a zaftig doll!  And third, I just think it's great that he's getting married at frickin' 86.  



Saturday, December 3, 2011

From a far-flung friend...
Hey Ministry: I wanted to send you over a little treat of a video that I shot at my girlfriend's apartment here in Córdoba, Argentina. It's from a counterfeit dvd purchased on the street with 5 classic films compressed on to one DVD in ultra-shit quality, one of which is Mary Poppins. This version is over dubbed with very hammy Castillian (Spain) Spanish, and even though we are deprived of dick's famous accent, the overdubbed one is also pretty horrendous. For whatever its worth here it is... All the best, SJ