Hey everyone. Sorry for the long radio silence. A lot has been going on. But I promise to be putting up more posts soon. I’ll be catching up on your blogs too. This is from the Harry Potter Experience in Covent Garden, London.
Milton Berle: Now, just a minute please. I have been a successful comedian half of my life
Statler & Waldorf: So how come we got this half?
American actor and comedian Milton Berle and the heckling muppets Statler and Waldorf. Known as ‘Mr Television’, Berle had two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was affectionately lampooned in this memorable 1977 scene.
As I referenced in an earlier post I saw the acclaimed Covent Garden exhibition of provocative graffiti artist Banksy. Little is known of the elusive Bristolian, but his work continues to create debate and inspire his many fans. Around 90 of his artworks from 1997-2008 were displayed, along with some of most striking quotes.
Jonathan Creek: I get the feeling it didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Maddie Magellan: If Steve Harrison and Martin Ford ever get out of here alive, it’ll be a miracle.
Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin in the mystery crime comedy drama Jonathan Creek (1994 – 2016).
The wonderful cartoonist Liz Climo and her adorable animal friends. You’ll find more examples of her work on her website.
I look forward to these trips to Disneyland and having my dad all to myself. Much advance planning goes into these excursions. My dad and I decide where will be stay overnight, the precise time he will pick me up form school, where I should wait for him, what we should take, and so on. That he is as excited as I am is clearly evident. There is no pretence, no forced pleasure; these trips unquestionably appeal to the child within him.
Driving on the freeway, we play our usual pre-Disney game. He will say “Okay, Pops, the first one who sees the one for Disneyland get to pick the first ride.” My dad never sees it. He must be blind, I think in my young mind.
Taken from As I Knew Him, My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling. A personal biography of her legendary father, who among his many notable achievements was responsible for the iconic show The Twilight Zone.
I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
The mysterious Banksy, whose identity continues to elude everyone. The Bristolian specialises in distinctive stencilling technique with evocative and provocative political and satirical messages. I went to The Art of Banksy exhibition recently and will post some photos from it soon.
Rachel: (into phone) I’ll call you back (hangs up).
Joey: Who was that?
Rachel: Just the pizza place.
Joey: You hung up on the pizza place? I don’t hang up on your friends!
Jennifer Aniston and Matt le Blanc in the ever-popular Friends (1994 – 2004). Another hilarious example of Joey’s deep love of food. After all, Joey doesn’t share food!
As such a big fan of Van Gogh, I just had to share these photographs from the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Spitalfields, London. The spectacular artwork is shown on 20,000 square feet, featuring two-story projections of his most compelling works.
I don’t like people who brag. They do like the subtle brag. Like I have a friend who went to Harvard and and he always tries to drop it into conversation, you know. And he’s always been like that, even when we were at college together.
A wonderfully subtle joke by talented TV writer and comedian Alingon Mitra. Mitra’s appearances on TV include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson