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Friday, December 21, 2007

Computers and Armageddon

This has not been a good week for me and the computers, software and printers that I use for legitimate work purposes (i.e., not blogging). I could never be an IT person. I would have killed myself by now.

Of course these technological conflicts always happen at the worst possible time, usually centered around deadlines of some sort.

Which reminds me that it's time to watch one of my favorite Eddie Izzard clips again:

If you are an Eddie Izzard virgin, then I am very happy to have introduced you to him. If you like smart men who wear makeup, your life is now complete.

Eddie is the sexiest man in makeup on the planet. I cannot believe I have not blogged about him already. That's like me not writing about movies or chocolate.


Debbi December 21, 2007 at 1:04 PM  

I LOVE Eddie Izzard!! Cake or Death?? Then there is the Queen Mum bit..... and his bits on france and french.... man that man is genius! And no one can pull off pleather and mascara quite the way he can.
Thanks so much for reminding me how much I adore his acting and stand up. I think I need to go rent Glorious again....

tangobaby December 21, 2007 at 1:20 PM  

Debbi Debbi Debbi,

"Do you have a flag?" and
"Ich ben ein Berliner?" ;-)

You and I need to get together.
But it sounds like you need to own a copy of Glorious. And Dressed to Kill. And all the others.

I saw him live here for Sexie and Circle (obviously he has a warm, welcoming fan base in SF) and, my god, he is fabulous. People went insane. People were dressed as bees. It was awesome.

He was just here again in August to try out some new material but it was impossible to get tickets. They sold out instantaneously. I was crushed.

You did see the Cake or Death link I have in my links section, right?

Debbi December 21, 2007 at 1:32 PM  

Ohhh, I have Cake or Death favorited on youtube!!
Dressed as bees... I love it!
I would LOVE to see him live, but he rarely if ever comes to the east coast. And if he does, its NYC, and I never hear about it until months later.
And get this, I was in Whole Foods (an organic food store) and they were selling Berliners!!! So I had to take a photo with my phone's camera and send it to those who would understand. Had I known you then, you would have been one of the recipients. Of course, I had to buy one and try it. Very yummy, with lemon filling. ;-)

tangobaby December 21, 2007 at 1:43 PM  

Actually, the Cake or Death link is a great compendium of all things Eddie. You should check it out.

I do know for a fact that Eddie's tours have come to Boston in the past. You should get on a mailing list (Ticketmaster) so you can be notified in advance when he comes to the US. There aren't many cities he plays in, and he seems to only tour every two years or more at this point. He pretty much skips the entire middle of the country but I do know that he's done shows in Boston.

I'll have to check out the pastry department next time I'm in Whole Foods here. That's a super cute story. ;-)

Anonymous December 21, 2007 at 2:06 PM  

As if I don't already have enough procrastination aides....

His site has transcripts on it. Better wear Depends if you go read them.

tangobaby December 21, 2007 at 2:28 PM  

I'm almost hesistant to admit that I don't need the transcripts anymore since I've pretty much memorized his best stuff. But I'll admit it: I love Eddie.

But I miss the hysterics I had when I saw him for the first time. Hadn't a clue who he was. How my sister and I sat on the sofa and replayed parts of the Dressed to Kill dvd over and over again, and cried from laughing. (I don't think we peed, though.)

He was just in LA last week for a fundraiser!!!

Anonymous December 22, 2007 at 9:23 PM  

After two seasons of The Riches it's hard for me to go back to the Brit comedian in drag thing for some reason.


tangobaby December 23, 2007 at 8:05 AM  

Dear b,

I've never seen The Riches. I know it's supposed to be great and I can't even use the excuse that I don't have a TV since I'm sure it's on DVD by now. But part of me is very reluctant to see him NOT in makeup, since that's how I've come to love him best.

It's like me seeing William Shatner in things that aren't Star Trek (another thought that I just plagiarized from the brilliant Eddie routine). It's hard for me.

Although in movies like Velvet Goldmine and Shadow of the Vampire he's been great.