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Higgins and I

It's 10:35 and they've only just noticed I'm wearing my witch t-shirt. And I thought I was the fried one. I put it on when I was still feeling cute this morning, but I'm not feeling cute any more. Sleep deprivation has finally caught me and pummelled me. Bed! Bed! I didn't go to bed. Well, of course not. Not when seeing Richard E Grant belting out A Hymn to Him was in the offing. Oh yes. Quite possibly the most insane and reptilian Professor Henry Higgins ever to grace the stage, and I loved every minute of it.

Or would have, if the trains didn't go through every quiet bit. Are there any other threatres in the world that are regularly interrupted by the roar of the 9.15 to Bondi? Never mind, Richard E Grant rocks, but we all knew that.

It was twice the homage, because aside from being a fan of Mr Grant for...a while now, I've wanted to see My Fair Lady on stage for a long, long, long, long time. And I finally did. I remember it being one of the only records I ever heard being played in the house (mother had a set against it, for some reason, and any stereo bought was quickly and mysteriously rendered inoperable) but I remember My Fair Lady being played when I was very small. I should hate it, but I love it. I also had to study Pygmalian at school and was in the chorus of the school musical and I love the film and I know all the songs by heart. So I really, really wanted to see it. The casting of Richard E Grant was just a glistening glace cherry on top. Some might find his Higgins too manic, but I liked it. Didn't think much of 'Eliza' at all, but John Wood as Alfred was perfect, Henry's mother was also far more wicked and winking than I ever remember and Freddy had a bit too much vim (being played by a strapping Queensland boy, apparently) but the songs were great, the sets were great and it was far funnier than I remembered it. Couldn't believe that the folks around me didn't know the plot though. Wow.

I suppose not everyone is a MFL nerd like me. I'd be going every second night but alas, I only had the funds for one. Great seat though (the benefits of buying for one) and did I mention how much I adore Richard E Grant?

PM update: Okay, feeling much better since I got some sun and fresh air, albeit hot baking air, as I trotted down to the growers market. Am risking some carrots and spinach this week, though spinach in this heat? But it looked so nice. Prolly have to go in something baked by the time I get it home though.

From the same stall that sold the rhubarb. Did I tell you about the rhubarb crumble? A triumph, though my smugness over the crumble all being organic rhubarb and hand made...with 2kg of sugar. Oh yeah, rhubarb crumble is definitely a sometimes food.

Anyway, long crap day, enlivened only by a walk through the oark and a green tea latte. And everyone staring at my spinach. Well, I hope it was the spinach, but it's probably me. I'm so damn ugly I can't stand my reflection.

Oh yeah, it's not very Halloweeny at all, even though the wee wifey is bagging up trick and treat baggies should any kids drop by (I'm still at work, which is prolly another reason it's epic fail because so is everyone else). I gather from the radio discussion that the anti-Halloween feeling could be considered collateral damage from the Iraq War. Oh dear.

And I've worn the t-shirt and supped at the Starbucks. Oh dear.

Oh, you all know about Tennant, exiting stage left, right?

David Tennant discusses his exit from Doctor Who
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/oct/30/doctorwho-bbc

My Fair Lady (Grant)
http://www.myfairlady.org.au/news.html

Paying Snarky Homage to Cinema's Worst
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/artsandliving/movies/features/bonus-points/102808.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter

Rahner Q&A: Kevin Smith, director of "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2008318894_kevinsmithqampa28.html

Net filters may block porn and gambling sites
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/10/27/1224955916155.html

'Did Kevin Bacon put the faeces in the ice-cream?'
http://www.theage.com.au/national/did-kevin-bacon-put-the-faeces-in-the-icecream-20081027-5961.html

In a Faceoff, the Masters Trump Picasso
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/arts/design/28abro.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

When AC/DC's back in black
http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/music/why-are-poms-blaming-band-for-financial-crisis/2008/10/27/1224955947640.html

Australians work longest hours: study
http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=28&ContentID=105041

Downey Jr. Suits Up for Both 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 2'!
http://www.cinematical.com/2008/10/28/downey-jr-suits-up-for-both-the-avengers-and-iron-man-2/

Heroes
http://gregbeeman.blogspot.com/

Iron Man team sign on for Marvel's Avengers
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/29/2404707.htm

Why are men attracted to ladies in red?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/global/2008/10/29/noindex/do2805.xml&source=EMC-exp_29102008

Family History
http://familyhistory.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph.jsp

One guy, two robots — and lots of cheesy sci-fi and laughs
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/television/2008323138_mst3k29.html

short film 'Never Be Mine' caps
http://community.livejournal.com/alex_skarsgard/13091.html

manners are for mortals: Eric in True Blood 1.08
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QYNvrNuVo

A bit of a Jensen/Jared picspam developed in the comments, with
dubious motivation:
http://esorlehcar.livejournal.com/605669.html

The 3rd Rome International Film Festival - "Good" - Premiere (Viggo)
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=340339&Source=blml081027

The 3rd Rome International Film Festival - "Good" - Photocall (Viggo)
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=340340&Source=blml081027

The 3rd Rome International Film Festival - "Appaloosa" - Premiere (Viggo)
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=340303&Source=blml081027

The 3rd Rome International Film Festival - "Appaloosa" - Photocall (Viggo)
http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?nbc1=1&igi=340304&Source=blml081027

Internet filter to cause World Wide Wait for Aussies
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24567413-953,00.html?referrer=email

A Lot More Dexter
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/arts/television/23arts-ALOTMOREDEXT_BRF.html?_r=1&ref=television&oref=slogin

Battling Our Greatest Fear
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danny-elfman/battling-our-greatest-fea_b_139246.html

Bus stop to nowhere
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1076225_bus_stop_to_nowhere

Preview: Sparks Will Fly between Bones and Booth's Brother
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Bones-Booth-romance-34979.aspx

Supernatural Preview: Robert Wisdom's One Devil of an Angel
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Supernatural-Preview-Wisdom-35000.aspx

Crowe To Play Werewolf In Ridley Scott Movie?
http://www.imdb.com/rg/rss/news/news/ni0592894/

Tony Stark's Great-Grandfather Tests New Rocket Trousers
http://gawker.com/5070474/tony-starks-great+grandfather-tests-new-rocket-trousers

Yet another Misha Collins interview
http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2008/10/supernatural-ca.html

War and Social Upheaval Cause Spikes in Zombie Movie Production [Chart Porn]
http://io9.com/5070243/war-and-social-upheaval-cause-spikes-in-zombie-movie-production

Neil Gaiman exclusive! Part 1
http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=neil_gaiman_exclusive_part_1

Neil Gaiman exclusive! Part 2
http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=neil_gaiman_exclusive_part_2

Neil Gaiman exclusive! Part 3
http://www.sfx.co.uk/page/sfx?entry=neil_gaiman_exclusive_part_31

BBC's Top Gear under fire over live show links to arms trade fairs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/oct/30/bbc-television

Tags: david tennant, doctor who, richard e grant
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