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24th-Oct-2007 11:12 am
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I know I turned iGor off last night, I checked. This was after, having arrived at the cinema to meet up with steely_glint, davegodfrey,  sumerianhaze and the_greek_geek, I couldn't get him to turn off. He'd pause all right, but he wouldn't actually go to standby. I was a little worried right then this might be because I cancelled the sync when leaving, 'cause of running late, and then he didn't seem to disconnect from Katy properly. But his batteries were full, I knew that much.

When I got home, I checked to make sure he wasn't playing, cause I thought I could hear tinny music. He wasn't. 

And yet this morning his batteries are all dead and shit. You know how iPods are when their batteries are flat: he's refusing to do anything at all, occasionally flashing a screen at me, but other than that, a total AppleMac sulky fit. I have him plugged into Ford right now and I hope he's charging, but....EH. I don't want him to be so broken he can't go into standby.

The film I went to see was Stardust, and there's a scene in it, in which Michelle Pfieffer removes Ricky Gervais' ability to talk. And the entire cinema went 'yay', and I hope it a long term effect that spills into all his TV and movie appearances from now on. She's Catwoman, I know she can do this.

This morning I was talking to the Greek, and he suggested that Ricky Gervais was a better cultural Ambassador than, for example, the Bad Guys on Star Wars. To which I said "Bah!"


Poll #1076648 British Stereotypes

You have the option of removing one British archetype from all Hollywood TV and Fillum for the foreseeable ever. Pick one.

The classically trained bad guy
5(11.9%)
The charming male love interest
2(4.8%)
The awkward bumbly male love interest
8(19.0%)
The wheeler-dealer
1(2.4%)
The wise old wizard
2(4.8%)
The mildly disapproving butler
5(11.9%)
The débutante
3(7.1%)
The very proper maiden aunt
4(9.5%)
David Brent
11(26.2%)
Another
1(2.4%)

Who did I forget?

Which British archetype must stay AT ALL COSTS?

The classically trained bad guy
13(31.0%)
The charming male love interest
3(7.1%)
The awkward bumbly male love interest
4(9.5%)
The wheeler-dealer
0(0.0%)
The wise old wizard
5(11.9%)
The mildly disapproving butler
13(31.0%)
The débutante
0(0.0%)
The very proper maiden aunt
3(7.1%)
David Brent
1(2.4%)
Another
0(0.0%)

Who did I forget here?

You get to shoot (the career of) one of these:

Alan Rickman
0(0.0%)
Christopher Lee
0(0.0%)
Rowan Atkinson
5(11.9%)
Kenneth Brannagh
2(4.8%)
Hugh Grant
9(21.4%)
Colin Firth
2(4.8%)
Michael Caine
0(0.0%)
Julie Andrews
1(2.4%)
Judy Dench
1(2.4%)
Ricky Gervais
22(52.4%)

You get to grant immortality to (the career of) one of these:

Alan Rickman
14(33.3%)
Christopher Lee
10(23.8%)
Rowan Atkinson
2(4.8%)
Kenneth Brannagh
2(4.8%)
Hugh Grant
0(0.0%)
Colin Firth
2(4.8%)
Michael Caine
3(7.1%)
Julie Andrews
1(2.4%)
Judy Dench
8(19.0%)
Ricky Gervais
0(0.0%)


I also reread the last two issues of Buffy Season 8 when I got home, and it made me wonder if Brian K.Vaughan has actually ever met a British person. And also what he thinks a fancy dress party is.

Cast of players for people relatively new to my LJ: iGor: an iPod.Katy: a home  desktop, Ford: a college-owned laptop.
Opinions 
24th-Oct-2007 10:20 am (UTC)
Why so anti-Ricky Gervais? I nearly fell off my seat when I saw he was in it.

And also, aren't the newest eps meant to be about the polo-playing, deer-hunting elite, the kind that hang with the Princes etc? Maybe I'm stereotyping again, but I figured he was representing a certain class of people - the same represented in The Queen for example - and that's why all the extravagance Though it's not as though British people aren't vaguely stereotyped a lot in Buffy.

Sadly I voted to get rid of Alfred and Kenneth Brannagh, who I have a few bones to pick with. I don't hate him, I just love him less than everyone else on that list.

Weird poll. Look forward to seeing the results! The internet is
24th-Oct-2007 10:30 am (UTC)
He's a prat, and David Brent, who let's face it, is his only character, is also a prat.He makes silly non verbal noises and has a punchable face.

But the are quaffers and rugby players who drink for twenty four hours at a time until they're too drunk to stand. They're just chavs with money!

I'd much rather see a realistic 'It girl' as a Slayer than a fifties style fox hunter who can't even come up with a decent fancy dress costume.
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24th-Oct-2007 11:14 am (UTC)
He doesn't wreck Stardust. He wrecks the sceneshe's in, but they're not that many. Elsewhere, Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Bobby de Niro, Dexter Fletcher, and Mark Williams more than make up for it.

Not to mention Mark Heap, Rupert Everett, David Walliams, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Adam Buxton, who somehow managed to steal every scene they were in, even from the above.
24th-Oct-2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
somehow managed to steal every scene they were in, even from the above

NO KIDDING. It was awesome!

Really, what was awesome, was de Niro. I just about peed my pants.
24th-Oct-2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
de Niro was awesome, but he was made extra awesome by Dexter Fletcher's support.

But then, I'm biased for my TV boyfriend.
24th-Oct-2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
- was Dexter Fletcher the awesomely eye-rolling pirate?

Because if so, he was my FAVORITE CHARACTER. So much eye-rolling! So awesome!

(I had to vote to keep the prim maiden aunt above all else, just because of the sub-stereotype where the prim maiden aunt is secretly kickass.)
24th-Oct-2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
He was! He was the best ever!
24th-Oct-2007 10:35 am (UTC)
*eyes Buffy comics*

Dare I ask what he says (or implies) a fancy dress party is?
24th-Oct-2007 10:36 am (UTC)
A formal black-tie do.
24th-Oct-2007 10:37 am (UTC)
WHUT.

I mean, granted, I learned what fancy dress is from Bridget Jones, but has the man never heard of Wikipedia???
24th-Oct-2007 10:41 am (UTC)
I know!

I just generally disapprove of using words if you don't know what they mean. Would it be so hard to say 'formal function' or something unambiguous?

(Ah, Bridget Jones and her Vicars and Tarts party <3 )
24th-Oct-2007 10:43 am (UTC)
For real.

Dear Brian,

From now on, you're only allowed to use British English when you know what it means.

Sincerely,
Your Facepalming Readers.

(*glee* Yeah, I caught on pretty quickly that fancy =/= formal once I realized they were supposed to dress like tarts. Gotta love those context clues--right, Brian??)
24th-Oct-2007 11:09 am (UTC)
...it made me wonder if Brian K.Vaughan has actually ever met a British person.

He's met at least one!
24th-Oct-2007 11:15 am (UTC)
You're strange, though.
24th-Oct-2007 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, that's true. And I was dressed as a Californian at the time.
24th-Oct-2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Well, clearly you failed to teach him anything. For shame.
24th-Oct-2007 11:18 am (UTC)
NEXT TIME, GADGET. NEXT TIIIME.
24th-Oct-2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Poor iGor. I hope he'll be ok.

It's odd that he wouldn't turn off though. You must have shouted "OFF!!!" at him at least four times... ;op
24th-Oct-2007 11:24 am (UTC)
I have an unholy dislike of everything Hugh Grant.
24th-Oct-2007 11:26 am (UTC)
Andrew will hate me for not picking Ricky Gervais, but as I don't know anything about him, except that I keep hearing about people being annoyed by him, and so I don't want to shoot his career nearly as much as I do Hugh Grant's...

Oh, he's looked up some Ricky Gervais stand up on youtube and made me watch it -- "The smugness of his face is half the annoyingness" -- and now he's telling me he's annoying and bad and needs a slap and has a slappable face.
24th-Oct-2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
I feel the need to add more for my answer to the second:

The know-it-all/Nodnol/sweet-as-pie/East Country/just-plain-British exchange student. British exchange students in set-in-America movies (or, indeed, American exchange students in set-in-Britain movies) scream Mary Sue/Gary Stu at me.
24th-Oct-2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to know that my dislike of Gervais is not just because I am American.

I feel obliged as a Batman fan to defend mildly disapproving butlers.

And while I think that many of the actors you list deserve protection from the ravages of time, there is simply no one like Judy Dench.
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24th-Oct-2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Oh come on, who DOESN'T like Alfred.
24th-Oct-2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
My ipod is dying, too. I'm sort of glad, because I didn't like it and wanted a different mp3 player, but this was the WORST TIME EVER for it to break because I doubt I can afford a new one til post-wedding.
24th-Oct-2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I felt ill equipped to fill out this poll, as I don't have the foggiest idea who Ricky Gervais is. But I did it anyway!
24th-Oct-2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
I voted off Hugh Grant, because I have an irrational hatred from not liking him much and being the only one of four girls who lived together for three years who didn't. Oh, the Hugh Grant movie viewings I endured.
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