Wednesday, April 01, 2015

March, 2015 -- The Good Parts Version

Good mornin' to ya!  (Try to hear that in Billy Connolly's voice, okay?)  I've decided to try a new series of sorts.  I'm always reading blog posts I want to share with more people, and I run across various other cool things online that I think other people would enjoy, but that I don't have time or inspiration to do a whole blog post on them.  So I'm going to try collecting those all through the month, and share them with you all at once.  What do you think?  Let me know if I should continue this sort of thing!

Videos

This Soviet animated version of Winnie-the-Pooh from 1969-1972.  Oh my goodness, these make my kids laugh so hard, even when no one is around to read them the English translation subtitles.  They're much closer to A. A. Milne's original books than the Disney movies (even the classic version, made about the same time, which I love dearly).  Do yourself a favor and try one -- they're great fun.

And here's a video that is completely different.  It's Luke Evans and James Nesbitt singing a Dean Martin song together, live.  I don't exactly love Luke's voice, but I love that he can sing, and the way he sings.


Now, back in February, I stumbled on this video of Luke Evans singing "Delilah," and I emailed DKoren going, "Oh my goodness!  Luke Evans can sing!  And he has that sort of casual 'Oh, this is so easy' thing going on that Dean Martin does!"  And then I found this video of him singing "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and was like, "ACK!  This song!  I've loved this song for decades!"  Swooooon.  Not to mention, it's in X-Men:  Days of Future Past.  Swoon again.  And then I found the above video, which is him dueting with James Nesbitt on an actual Dean Martin song, and I had to write DKoren again going, "Um, you know how I just compared Luke's singing to Dino's?  Whaddaya know...."  So anyway, I've been listening to these three songs a lot over the last 2 months.  What I especially like about this one is that James Nesbitt is the real-life dad of the two girls who play Luke's character Bard's daughters in the Hobbit movies, so yeah, seeing them together in this is awesome.  Not to mention, about 24 seconds in, Luke does this leeeeeeean on his microphone stand that is pretty deadly.  Those 3 songs are also directly responsible for me writing a new short story over the last couple months, so um... yeah, even though they're not something I found in March, I'm including them.


Blog Posts

Moving right along, here are some blog posts I ran across in the last month that I found particularly thought-provoking or amusing or just generally share-worthy:

"From Atheist to a Lutheran Pulpit" on The First Premise.

"How to Gossip like the Period Drama Ladies" on Wonderland Creek.

"The Steamed-Up Screen" on Sister Daughter Mother Wife.

"Why You Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the Title Cards" on Silent-ology.


Pinterest Fun

And here is the one thing I found on Pinterest all month that has continually amused me.  (From my Take Me to Middle Earth board.)


I kind of have been saying, "They're clearly trash" all month as a result.  I can totally hear that line in Richard Armitage's voice, which is why it cracks me up so much.

Happy April!

13 comments:

  1. Aww! Thank you for honouring me with linking my post in yours! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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    1. You're welcome! It was too funny not to share :-D

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  2. The link to "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is broken (it goes to Delilah again).

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    1. Thanks! That's what I get for posting this while making breakfast...

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  3. Well, it's good to know Luke Evans can sing, now that he's playing Gaston and all :)

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    1. WHYYYYYYYY! Why must he be playing a character I loathe and detest????? Oh, Luke Evans, why are you doing this to me? This is Not Fair! Don't play disgusting and trashy Gaston! Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

      (That's basically what I've been doing ever since they released that bit of casting news.)

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    2. @Hamlette If you play him right, Gaston can be kind of adorably cocky -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNUbpn__fTE

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    3. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I would run away screaming. Funny a little bit, that they found a guy with such chutzpah to play Gaston, but... I'm not charmed and don't find him adorable :-( That pretty well captures the kind of person that I can't stand at all.

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    4. Oh, but thanks for trying to cheer me up, Noumenon!

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  4. Thanks for sharing those videos of Luke Evans singing! I'm so looking forward to seeing him be Gaston, even if he is the bad guy! :D I bet he's gonna be awesome and hilarious, and he can definitely do the singing justice!

    I definitely think you should keep doing these posts. :)

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    1. I don't mind bad guys. But awful jerks... phooey. (And yeah, I know Hugh Jackman once played Gaston on stage. I'm so glad I didn't see that.)

      But anyway, thanks! I did like having a spot to cache cool stuff throughout the month, so I think I'll keep this up for at least a few months.

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  5. Thanks for that Soviet Pooh Bear!!! I took Russian for two years and am always looking for fun ways to practice! This looks awesome! I'm loving this new tradition :D

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    1. Oooh, really? That's so cool that you learned Russian! These would definitely be fun to practice with, and you don't have to turn on the subtitles if you don't want to.

      Glad you like the new series :-D

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