Thursday, October 16, 2008

Genius - literally

31 comments:

Persephone said...

Oh...can't...breathe...

I see this Dustin fellow has also done "Head Over Heels" by Tears for Fears (which was filmed in Toronto, for anyone who cares). It also is very funny! I don't know how much spare time he has, but I hope he does more! I think I'll subscribe to him.

Stevyn Colgan said...

I care! Tears for Fears are one of the very few things of worth that came out of the 1980s hair gel explosion. We like Dustin. He's a good boy.

Stuart Peel said...

There's not nearly enough pipe wrench humour these days. Fave line 'Show this guy -then cut back to these two'.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Ha! Imagine me laughing. Read this line. Click on close.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - I was totally nuts about the AHA guy, some seriously hot totty!

The funniest thing, when it started I just started singing the lyrics in front of me, until it dawned on me they weren't quite right LOL! Lurve it :-)

Officially been here 3 yrs today, time flies!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Sarah - You're hugely welcome though I can't claim credit for finding it - that ever-scurrilous organ known as Popbitch found it first. But congratulations on your three year anniversary! That's leather isn't it? I won't ask about what you're giving each other ...

Stevyn Colgan said...

Oh and you celebrate your anniversary with Blue Peter - 50 years young today!!

Did I mention I got a badge?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Stevyn - I also love Popbitch! No it's MY 3 yr anniversary on arriving here, nowt to do with the hubster, well not really anyway ;-)

Been watching AHA videos for the past 20 mins on Utube and swooning lol!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Sarah - Oh I realised it was 3 years in the US. I just assumed (wrongly probably) that it marked three years with the Hubster.

Morten Harket was his name wasn't it? I always assumed he was an anagram. Rank me hotter perhaps? Or Mr Keen Throat? Or even Her knot tamer?

Or was he just a spoonerism from Horten Market.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Ooooh I think Rank me Hotter is spot on LMAO! D'ya think the hubster will notice my background picture has changed!? ;-) Ya know he's still HOT!

Phew I need a cold shower, now you have me thinking about spooning and Morten Harket!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Sarah - I wish it was generally this easy to make women happy. My life could have been so different. Sigh.

Not too cold now. You'll catch your death.

Really enjoying your photography blog BTW. I love the lake landscape with all those wrecked cars. Fantastic stuff (The rest of you, go take a look).

willow said...

That was so much fun! I remember seeing this music video. Where did the time go?! This made me feel so old!! ;^)

Spud said...

lol.. "gonna get an ass full o pipe wrench"..
Superb find!

Me said...

love Spud's comment - as usual!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Wilow - There's an expression over here: 'You know you're getting old when the policemen start looking younger'. I have to work with police officers every day that are sometimes younger than my own kids. So I know all about feeling old!

Spud - It's become such a hit that there is even 'Pipe wrench fight' merchandise like t-shirts and mugs on sale. Fantastic.

Oh, and the link for his literal version of Tears for Fears Head over heels is here. And it's just as funny.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Love spuds?!

punk in writing said...

Morten Harket (yeah, that's his real name) has the record for the longest note held in a hit song, he held a vocal note for 20.2 seconds in the song "Summer Moved On".

http://www.everyhit.com/record7.html

It was rumored that Morten Harket dated singer Lene from Aqua in the late 1990s, making them Norway's ultimate dance-pop couple.
The relationship didn't last and Lene later married her fellow bandmember Sören.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Punky - What? Even longer than the penultimate 'day' in Bill Withers' Lovely Day? Extraordinary.

Lene Sören sounds better than Lene Harket. Although as a Barbie Girl she'd have appreciated the fact that an anagram of her name would be Leather Ken.

I watch Blockbusters far too often.*

*Bizarre Brit game show of anagrams, conundrums and maths puzzles.

punk in writing said...

I have the same problem with Never Mind The Buzzcocks... :D

Actually, Lene's last name is Nyström Rasted these days, as her husband is Sören Nyström Rasted.

The couple didn't only exchange rings when they wed, they also took each others last names. Nyström is Lene's maiden name. Very 21st century.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Awww. Life in plastic. It's fantastic.

Debby said...

Video was huge fun to watch, comments hugely entertaining to read (as usual).

Happy anniversary Brit Gal. Blue Peter too. (Gotta ask. Who the heck picked that name, and why?)

*cue Stevyn*

Spud said...

me thinks I am basic.. lol

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - (Deep breath) 'The show takes its name from an International Maritime Signalling Flag. The Blue Peter is a dark blue square with a smaller white square set centrally within. If hoisted from a ship in harbour it means ‘All aboard – we’re about to set sail’. However, if hoisted at sea by a fishing vessel it means ‘Bugger. My nets have got caught on something’.

Nautical references abound on the show. The programme’s logo is a stylised sailing ship (most commonly seen on the much-coveted Blue Peter badges awarded to children who have achieved something special) designed by TV artist Tony Hart. And the theme music is an old sea shanty called Barnacle Bill. Over the years, it has been arranged by a number of musicians including film composer David Arnold, the performers from the West End show Stomp and composer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield.'

Taken from Chapter 2 of a jolly good book by some bloke called Colgan ... Oh, and I believe the name was coined by long-time producer of the show, Biddy Baxter.

Spud - Yes you are. But all the better and unpretentious for it.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Yep I sneaked in again for yet another viewing - SIGH! So I had to blog it too, with full credit to you my dear friend.

And now the hubster is fully aware of my big old 20yr crush!

Stevyn Colgan said...

Sarah - That's fine. My blog is there to be whored and pillaged. Enjoy!

Debby said...

Oh, I've got that book by Colgan. Right on the bedside table. I'm a little preoccupied this minute doing cancer research. (Sounds important doesn't it? Maybe they'll give me a degree or OUR equivalent of a blue peter pin.) In any case, I'm looking forward to reading it.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - In the light of current circumstances, I can understand your reading material. Still, Tuesday produced good news didn't it? (She's pretty much in the clear everyone! Yay!)

Trivia is, by definition, trivial and I hope that the book will give you a giggle or two during the months of treatment ahead. That's what it's for and why I sent it. xx

Debby said...

Yes, it was good news. I had cancer. Now I just have to make sure that it does not come back. Sounds easy enough, right? What I love about the book, glancing through it, is that I think it will be a book that you can take with, enjoy a chapter, and then pick it up again at the next go. Again, thank you for that.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - It's what we call in the UK 'a loo book'. The pages are liable to be a bit scratchy though.

Anonymous said...

Take on me? That's not even proper English.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Anonymous - Agreed. But I'll wager that Morten Harket speaks better English than you speak Norwegian.