For those of you who are fans of Harry Potter and have a strong sense of whimsy, check out "The Potter Puppet Pals" on YouTube. They're hilarious. A good one to start with is "The Mysterious Ticking Noise", which is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx1XIm6q4r4. Enjoy!
My sister Pat sent this to me and I think it's wonderful. Thanks to the One-Eyed Parrot!
At the close of television special done to honor Stephen Fry's 50th birthday, this clip from an early "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" was shown: I include here the transcript, because I think it is totally hilarious. I also think it's true.
“I think it was Donald Mainstock, the great amateur squash player, who pointed out how lovely I was. Until that time, I think it was safe to say that I had never really been aware of my own timeless brand of loveliness, but his words spoke to me, because of course you see I am lovely, in a fluffy, moist kind of way.
“I walk, let’s be splendid about this, in a lightly-scented cloud of gorgeousness that isn’t far short of being quite simply terrific.
“The secret of smooth, almost shiny loveliness of the order which we are discussing in this simple, frank, creamy soft way, doesn’t reside in oils, unguents, balms, ointments, creams, astringents, milks, moisturizers, liniments, lubricants, embrocations, or balsams to be rather divine for just one noble moment. It resides, and I mean this in a pink, slightly special way, in one’s attitude of mind.
“To be gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely, all you have to do is to believe that one is gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and most and sticky and lovely and I believe it of myself — tremulously at first — and then with mounting heat and passion — because, stopping off for a second to be super again, I’m so often told it.
That’s the secret, really.”