Sunday, January 08, 2006

I think he said 'vulva'

Slightly odd dream last night in which I went for a meeting with a particularly grumpy Hugh Laurie*, who asked me lots of trick questions while I sat on a chair which had annoyingly short legs.

I mention this only because today, the ever-reliable Twitchfilm have news of the release of the first in a series of four 'A bit of Fry and Laurie DVD's'. Closer inspection reveals that these are Region 2 only, and I can find no details of plans for a Region 1 release. Fortunately however I am a Neuromancer-style techno-jenyus and have hacked my cheapo DVD player into taking all regions, and it's quite cheap to order stuff from the States anyway, what with the dollar being a bit low, as it's no longer based on science.

UPDATE: Patroclus has pointed out that that the UK is in Region 2, and that I am, in fact, a dur-brain.

My friend Matt has the sketch on video where Stephen Fry does a deliberately bad joke about politicians having no heart (or something), where Hugh Laurie looks on, dressed as a nurse, eyes boggling with fury. I'm only allowed to watch it once a year, for medical reasons. Anyway, when that DVD comes IN REGION 2 WHICH IS WHERE I LIVE, OBVIOUSLY, I can make that high-pitched keening sound all year round. My flatmate will be delighted.


* And I've never even seen 'House', but the posters are everywhere.

9 comments:

patroclus said...

Erm...not to cramp your cyberpunk style in any way, but this *is* Region 2, isn't it?

Which coincidentally is also a geopolitical entity in Risk For Beginners.

james henry said...

Noted. God, America has to think it's first at bloody everything, doesn't it? I'm keeping the bit about the dollar though.

Angelo del Fuego said...

"House" is great actually - although it's basically the same every week - it's nice to see Hugh Laurie being so fantastically sarcastic.

Pashmina said...

House is indeed ver good, though angelo is right, there is a certain pattern to the episode structure.

However the main reason for watching it is Hugh Laurie, who is brilliance personified. In fact he's so good you can't quite shake the feeling that he isn't Hugh Laurie at all, he's Hugh Laurie's long-lost identical twin who was brought up in the US and is a serious ac-torr.

Though clearly I'm not really in the least qualified to comment on the accuracy or otherwise of his American accent.

Paul Pennyfeather said...

He is very tall- even taller than James.
I'm no Freud, but the short chair may have some sort significance...

james henry said...

Yes, well, harrumph, frankly.

Maus said...

"House" is excellent. Thanks for the Mars tip, we're downloading it now because of you so it had better not be rubbish. Soupitwist!

james henry said...

Soupitwist!

Ooh, I hope you like it. Bit worried now at the awesome power/responsibility balance of this blog. Eek.

It was great though. John Simmsmmsmm has a brilliant face, apart from anything else, and he uses it wisely.

Maus said...

I liked him in The Lakes.