8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

Just needed to say

that Russell Crowe and his 30 odd foot of Grunts aren't that bad at all with the volatile Crowe occasionally sounding a bit like Elvis Costello.

That is all.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 5th, 2006
Ian Hislop does a passable Elvis Costello impersonation.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 5th, 2006
I'm intrigued that Hislop even knows who Costello is :-).
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 5th, 2006
I seem to recall it having something to do with a documentary about Cromwell that Hislop did -- he did the impersonation on HIGNFY a few years back when Paul Merton accused him of not knowing who Elvis Costello was, and he shocked everyone by breaking in to a quick chorus of Oliver's Army.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 5th, 2006
<goggle-eyed confusion>
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuuuuck?
</goggle-eyed confusion>
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 5th, 2006
Elvis Costello: bespectacled musician.
HIGNFY: Have I Got News For You, a popular and long-running TV comedy news quiz panel game thing.
Ian Hislop: One of the team captains on HIGNFY, and editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye.
Paul Merton: Opposing team captain, surreal comedian, and proud owner of a CSE in metalwork.
Oliver Cromwell: Leading figure in the English civil war, and instrumental in the execution of Charles I.
Oliver's Army: A song about Oliver Cromwell by Elvis Costello.

And just in case:

Russell Crowe: Actor, Australian, has a sort of grizzled lived-in look that women seem to go for.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 5th, 2006
Thanks, Mat!
Permalink Star Wars Kid 
January 5th, 2006
A pleasure...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 5th, 2006
?off is a veritable smorgasbord of information, a slightly befouled well of knowledge.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 5th, 2006
>>?off is a veritable smorgasbord of information, a slightly befouled well of knowledge.

Why the hell is that not on the side bar? Truer words have seldom been spoken.
Permalink Steve Barbour 
January 5th, 2006
I think Mark probably has a daily limit for even my utterances appearing on the sidebar.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 5th, 2006
More to the point Oliver's Army is about a Northern Irish Catholic's experience of the British Army during the Troubles, comparing it to Cromwell's occupation.

At University, I shared a flat with a guy from the Falls who was quite vocal on the subject...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 5th, 2006
And while we are pedants, RC is a Kiwi arrivingin Oz at the age of 4.

So there.
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