Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fun

Last night I desperately need a laugh. I was juggling too many balls and dangerously close to dropping one...or all of them. A good friend rode to the rescue, coming over to make dinner while I drove the kids hither and yon. Sometimes you just need a little assist, you know?

While we were waiting for dinner to cook, we got to teasing my daughter about her affection for Benedict Cumberbach. Affection might be an understatement. It might range more towards obsession, in a way that only happens when you're fourteen. You can read more here to see what I mean. With all due respect to the undeniably talented young actor, we were making fun of both his appearance (an English-boarding-school version of Beaker from Sesame Street) and his name. I usually refer to him as Benedict Cumberbun, but my friend got really creative. By the end, my daughter ran out of the room squealing, "You don't love MEEEEEEEeeeee..."

We do love her, quite a bit in fact. She's just got a flair for the dramatic. Anyway, as a result of all this, my friend suggested an Eddie Izzard clip for our Friday Fun video (and yes, this friend is the source of all my funniest links). Here Eddie describes how Englebert Humperdink probably got his name....
Peace,
Liv

14 comments:

The Freewaydiva said...

That *is* one of his funniest routines.

Liv said...

Wish you'da been there, FWDiva!

April Plummer said...

Oh, man. First of all - aren't all 14 year old girls drama Queens? LOL

Second of all - I'll watch the clip at home. Tonight if I wake up out of the coma I'm going to crash into. LOL

Liv said...

April...hope you don't crash into ANYTHING, okay? Get some rest - it's been a big week for you!

Jillian said...

hehehe. I'm with your daughter. I love Benedict but I have a HUGE weakness for Brits! Gonna run off with one someday!

Liv said...

Don't you think he's just a little freaky looking, Jillian? Now if you were talking Alan Rickman, then maybe...
;)

Traci Douglass said...

Oh I love Eddie Izzard Liv! Thanks for the post. So funny! :)

Liv said...

Thanks Traci! Have a good weekend ;)

Diana Brandmeyer said...

love it. Kind of reminds me of some of the brainstorming I do with my critique partner.
Diana
www.pencildancer.com

Liv said...

Thanks Diana! Now I'm intrigued...if you use that kind of process, your work must be very creative. ;)

Emmie Mears said...

Love it! Eddie Izzard is one of my favorites ever. :D

Liv said...

I totally need to watch more EIzzard stuff. Thanks, Emmie, for checking out the post!

Cora said...

So hard not to laugh when they are being drama queens. That only makes it worse. Funny video.

Liv said...

Thanks Cora! I do my best to keep a straight face, but some of the stuff she comes up with just kills me...
;)