Tag Archives: Dr. Who

#MirthMusicMon – David Tennnant as Benedick

5 Jan

I love the story of Much Ado About Nothing.

Love it.

So it was with great happiness that I discovered that David Tennant and Catherine Tate had done a production of that play. I mean, really, my favorite combo of Doctor and Companion did one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. You might as well pour chocolate sauce on top and hand me a spoon. Happy!

Now all I have found so far have been clips on YouTube, but those alone kept me in stitches (mostly because I know the exact context of nearly every word in the thing).

Here for your Mirth and Music Monday amusement is a compilation video of clips from their version of this funny, deep, and sarcastic play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgWGZbQLzB4

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Now for another version of that song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=479TkEj0UAA

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I would really like to see a live production of this play. What makes me nervous is that I have not had a great experience with the cultural offerings of the nearest city. It was a great play that could have been handled 500x better. The casting alone hurt. But, that is not to say that if they had a comedy lined up for Shakespeare in the park (put on by another play company) that I wouldn’t move heaven and earth (or at least my hind quarters) to get there in time to get a decent spot. Yay, summer!

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Now, if you would like to see more Mirth and Music Monday you can search for links on Twitter using #MirthMusicMon, or just click HERE to be taken to the linky.

That linky is where you would put your own link should you decide to play along with us on this Monday mash-up of merriment and music.

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That’s it for me this week, folks!

Have a Great day!!!

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(I have a confession to make. I equally love Amy and Rory as companions as well, but for some reason they seem…different. Separate almost. Like they created a whole other little universe within the wonderfulness that is Dr. Who and poured this delicious couple within that reality. It all makes me so happy, and at the same time so sad. Probably most peoples’ reaction to a lot of Dr. Who stuff.

*shrugs* Oh well.

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Video

Surviving Camp Moose Creek pt. 3 – and Something Completely Different

1 Aug

Alright, here is the 3rd installment of the story I have been writing to post during this busy week.

I hope you like it.

Don’t be afraid to let me know what you think!

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Dear Diary,

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The morning bike ride was grueling, and my backside may never be the same, but Wilbur came through for me. The moment we arrived back at camp I took a very winding path to the bathrooms by the lake. After ensuring the three stalls were empty I opened the antihistamines and took the first dose. It was a little awkward trying to cup enough water with my hands to swallow a pill, but it did the trick. I cannot actually smell yet, but just being able to breathe without making gurgling noises is a blessing.

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I am not entirely certain, but I think the girl at the snack shack winked at me today. This makes me feel confused, and somewhat giddy. I think I will just wait and see what happens tomorrow.

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Concerning the coffee: I have given up on obtaining a sample, it is just too heavily guarded. One hypothesis is that they fear that if the camp inmates were, in general, caffeinated they would loose all semblance of control.

I am still certain the camp workers are being dosed with something. It’s the end of the sixth day and they are still maintaining a ridiculous level of excitement, which must be extremely wearing on the typical human body.

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Dear Diary,

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Today I did something completely out of character. Upon getting into line for the snack shack I observed the girl smile, and while the camper in front of her tried to decide what they wanted, she gathered up my meager lunch and set it aside. I was still fourth back, so had plenty of time to watch her movements. What I saw was astonishing. Every one of her movements was fluid, measured, no wasted energy. Just graceful efficiency. This by itself was enough to gain my attention, but then I saw the most beautiful thing…she was wearing a Dr. Who t-shirt. This required more research. So upon arriving at the ordering counter and observing with satisfaction my awaiting order, I asked for a chocolate bar as well. This made her smile and she said, “Changing things up, are we?”

I responded that it was just a whim. She smiled again and got it for me in one swift motion. While she worked the register I asked which Dr. was her favorite. Do you know what she said?! Tom Baker. None of the Whovians at my school seem to even be aware that there was a Dr. before this last renewal of the series, but she not only has a favorite, she knows the actor’s name, and has a Dr. Who t-shirt!

I must have looked as flabbergasted as I felt, because she laughed and said, “Yup. I’m a geek.”

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At my dinner run I was most disappointed to see that she was not there for the first time all week. I really hope our conversation this afternoon did not scare her off.

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Oh, yeah, my cough has gone away, and I slept really well last night.

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This afternoon the idea of sports took a positive turn when someone discovered a soccer ball at the bottom of the basketball bin. A boy with glasses and a retainer took the manual air pump to it. I asked him if he played soccer. He gave me an odd look, but said that it was the only sport he could stand. I told him that I felt similarly, and asked if he wanted to play a little one on one.

We went out onto the flag football field and kicked the ball around for what felt like just a few minutes. It surprised us when the bell for the evening campfire was rung.

We agreed to meet the following evening. Things are finally starting to not suck!

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And now for something completely different!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcOEHvWi1rY

Piano, dancing, kids, it’s like they took a bunch of my favorite things and threw them in a blender!

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