Sunday, October 24, 2010

DVD Explains All!

Interview with Dick Van Dyke on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", October 23rd, 2010

SAGAL: You did "Mary Poppins" and despite your amazing charm and the incredible success of the movie, you did get a little guff for your accent.

Mr. VAN DYKE: Oh, I don't talk to British people because they just make a mess of me.

SAGAL: Really?

Mr. VAN DYKE: Oh, they tease me to death about it.

SAGAL: Are they good natured about it at least?

Mr. VAN DYKE: Oh, sure. They just tease me. But I'll never hear the end of that. But I have a defense.

SAGAL: What is your defense, sir?

Mr. VAN DYKE: They got me a coach who was Irish.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. VAN DYKE: His name was Pat O'Malley and he didn't do an accent any better than I did.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bad Science vs. Bad Cockney

Tweeted this AM by Ben Goldacre

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