This cracked me up! And I wondered, “If shareholders are prioritised so highly, why don’t we have shareholders of the planet?” Well, we do – the idea is essentially the public trust doctrine.
My sense of humour really has changed. Peep Show still makes me want to shrivel up and die of awkwardness but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the show. Louis CK would’ve offended me terribly three years ago but now I can’t get enough of his stand-up.
And let’s talk about the very talented Stephen Colbert for a sec. I just watched Jon Stewart’s acceptance speech for the Emmys 2011 and appreciate how rare it is for a winner to overtly name one fellow nominee and praise them for such a long time. While I enjoy The Daily Show more than The Colbert Report, not only is Stephen Colbert the better actor, the Report has broken the fourth wall with the Super Pac and the Iowa “Rick Parry with an A” ads. That is breaking new ground, with the unfamiliar and almost uncomfortable blending of the TV world and the real world. Which goes to show how farcical our real world really is.
So here's where a bit of youtube-hopping led me:
I always like to watch comedy during dinner. On Tuesdays to Fridays it's The Daily Show from the night before, but on weekends I have to find something else. I recently discovered Louis CK and have since watched about 90% of what's available of him on youtube. Tonight I found (yet) another interview of him on Conan about how everything's amazing but no one's happy these days, and how today's generation are so thankless about the technology we have. Awesome clip, totally agreed with what he said.
That linked me to Ricky Gervais somehow. And Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes 2011, which I hadn't yet seen but now I have and he is freakin brilliant! There was some controversy over his jokes – but I remember during that time, I hadn't seen his jokes but only the media reaction, and the media definitely overstated and misreported both the off-colourness and the reactions. Fucking media… anyway.
That led to other great awards show hosting moments and announcements, like Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart hosting the Emmy's (I thought it was a bit weak, but he does like to please), and of course, the one and only, hilarious and talented
I love this woman so much. She's so full of kindness. What I love even more, though, is
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.
They are so beautiful together. And so in love with each other. Portia is such a lovely woman (I realise I sound like a total tool right now, but they both just make me really happy). It is absolutely not possible for me to watch a clip of them together and not smile!
And now I want to watch more Better Off Ted because Veronica is fuckin awesome. I think I'd like her as a boss :D
Bruiser is brilliant. It’s a 6-ep comedy sketch show from 2000, starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman, Matthew Holness and Charlotte Hudson. They look so young (and DM so slim) that I thought it was from the 90s at first. Olivia Colman is much funnier than she seems to get credit for. Someone said it reminded them of A Bit of Fry and Laurie… can def see the resemblance. Maybe that’s why I like it so much?
Favourite recurring sketches:
– Do you do poison?
– Martin Freeman the pimp
– Computer geek swearing
– Tash the American reporter
– Get laid. Go figure.
– The sex recount in the pub