It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since I first saw The Trip starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.
I saw it in the theater then. Today was a chance encounter on HBO.
And I watched it again.
I still laughed at the two comedians’ competitive conversations and celebrity impressions. But this time I found myself trying out a few of the characterizations — with very limited success.
Why can’t I do impressions better? And why are they so darn good?
Obviously they have invested far more than 90 minutes towards this endeavor, but I wonder if I would be able to achieve any success with a lifetime of practice.
Do the Brits just have an edge?
I say yes. (This stance saves me a lot of time and effort.)
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For your consideration…
May I submit a nomination for the
2015 Parents of the Year?
I know it’s early yet, but I believe this couple from Fayetteville, North Carolina is a serious contender…and I say this without my typical sarcasm or sass.
Why do I hold them in such high esteem?
When grainy, black-and-white video of an electronics store robbery was broadcast on their local TV station on New Year’s Eve, this man and woman recognized two of the burglars as their 14- and 16-year old sons…
And actually turned them in to police!
How many people today can say they would do the same? Make their kids face up to their crime? Take responsibility? Not sweep it under the rug and ‘promise to do better next time?’
These parents are nameless in the press — because their children are minors — but they are celebrities to me.
Rockin’ it old school…and one day their kids will appreciate what they did.
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I didn’t watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2015 with Ryan Seacrest, so I missed Idina Menzels’ performance of the ubiquitous “Let It Go.”
Rumor has it she botched the final high note.
(Haters on Twitter made sure that everyone knew.)
So Idina went on Twitter and defended herself, saying she is ‘more than one note.’
I can understand wanting to stand up to the backlash, but laughing at the sour note might be more effective. Audiences love when people in the public eye can be self-deprecating.
Plus, why give nameless, faceless trolls the satisfaction of seeing you rattled?
Let it go, Idina.
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The Gilmore family lost its patriarch today.
Edward Herrmann, who portrayed Richard Gilmore during The Gilmore Girls’ seven-year run on the CW, died today in Los Angeles after battling brain cancer.
I first remember seeing Herrmann in a small role in the original Great Gatsby film. Even then, his distinctive voice and upper-crust persona were in evidence.
Numerous obituaries list his Tony and Emmy award-winning work, but I’ll always think of him as Richard Gilmore, the rich grandpa who we’d love to have in our corner.
Logan was such a goob…am I right?
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Oh — hi there.
I was just brainstorming ways to describe how the UK Wildcats defeated the UCLA Bruins this afternoon in Chicago.
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We outliers of the world who get you–who love you–will miss you more than Geoff misses his penis.
See you on the other side!
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