Friday, June 15, 2007

Oh deary me...

Thanks Lesley you've given me another thing to entertain myself on a lonely night!

No, I really don't know why I'm doing this either.

Yes, I really am that bored.

Yes, you're right, I am a loser.


31 comments:

T.D. Newton said...

LOL you're not a loser

Let's see if I can get this thing to work, I guess, since I have nothing better to do at the moment (but my recorded voice usually sucks).

What's up with the volume? I had to turn my speakers up almost all the way to even hear you.

But hey, your accent is the absolute best. You should talk all the time.

T.D. Newton said...

Hahaha. There you go.

Jeebus said...

you're not a loser

;)

Drew said...

I totally just made one of these for my blog, I am going to do one weekly as a recap of my images from the Photo-A-Day for the week. I am glad I found this through your blog. I gave you linky love in my post.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

hahahaha yassssssssss this was so FUN!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Drew for the linky love and for the lovely message! (I know, my picture is amazing :-p)

I WAS speaking loud!!! I need to set up my camera with a microphone on it because I was using the laptop mic and it obviously is REALLY CRAAAAAAAP

TD you are SO funnnnnnny!!! You sound like Nick from Colorado you know!

ahhhh this is too coooool!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Did I break it? Is it still working?

T.D. Newton said...

LOL I sound like Nick from Colorado?

All us Coloradans must sound the same. I think the California accent is similar because we both say "dude" a lot. It annoys some people but its not meant to be malicious.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Dude is a great word! Reminds me of surfer boys...

Why do the british copy everything from the Americans? People over here say 'dude' but they butcher it without the american accent.

ColbyPants said...

Why do the british copy everything from the Americans?


clearly, because we are awesome!

Princesse Ecossaise said...

*tumbleweed*

ColbyPants said...

yeah cause there are a lot of tumbleweeds in SCOTTAND, and not say, TEXAS, you know, in the US.

w00t!

TomC

T.D. Newton said...

Tumbleweed?????

And "dude" is also a snowboarder term, hence why I hear it a lot in Colorado as well.

It'd be weird to imagine that british are copying us. British stuff is way more stylish and fancy. Like the accent. Mmmm the accent *melts*

T.D. Newton said...

You need to have a Princess Ecossaise Chat Room so that we aren't peppering your blog with so many non-post-related comments.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

okay, there is no tumbleweed here, but I didn't actually think it existed. Thought it was one of those things that appeared in Western movies where a cowboy dressed in black who doesn't come from that town walks into a bar and all the locals become silent and turn around to look at this stranger. And the barmaid is always called something like Maggie-May. And then tumbleweed blows by.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Ahhhh but I quite enjoy having my blog peppered with non post-related comments.

T.D. Newton said...

LOL I love your description of a Western. That is hilarious. Did you know most of those were filmed in Europe?

I have seen tumbleweed totally wreck a windshield before while I was driving across Nevada. It's not friendly or cute.

Oh, and I found a video of it for you ---
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhu9uRHaGbA

Princesse Ecossaise said...

Euuugh! that tumbleweed looks like an animal! Some sort of beast. A creepy crawly. A wee beastie.

I don't think I like tumbleweed anymore. It's a bit sinister.

I had no idea Westerns were filmed in europe! so weird... I think you have just ruined my childhood illusions, TD.

T.D. Newton said...

Well you already know I'm full of all kind of useful (albeit disturbing) information.

Hahaha "wee beastie", you'll have to say that the next time you do an audio file.

I have seen monstrous tumbleweeds and I have seen small ones. They're brittle and prickly and just generally ill-tempered.

Sorry for ruining your childhood delusions... it reminds me of the time I was practically arguing against a coloring-book picture of He-Man holding a battle axe instead of the Sword of Grayskull while he was mounted on his battle cat thing. Yes, I am a fantasy geek and yes I probably read too much but it seriously almost came to blows hahahahahahaha

T.D. Newton said...

He-Man on Battle Cat (with Axe)

This is the picture. He wouldn't be effective in a fight with that tiny axe!!!

(probably going WAY too far to explain this)

Princesse Ecossaise said...

You KILL ME!!!!

where the hell is He-man's proper sword?? That's not right at all. Don't show my brother this picture. You will then destory HIS childhood illusions.

He-man's hair always made me laugh. It's kind of...gay

T.D. Newton said...

Yeah... He-Man's hair couldn't possibly be more gay.

The absence of the sword was what confused me the most. For tactical advantage, speed, efficiency, and just pure coolness you'd want to wield a sword while mounted. If He-Man's creators or illustrators were too stupid to know that then perhaps we know why he faded into nothingness like the Thundercats and Voltron (and the Smurfs).

ColbyPants said...

wasnt that the whole idea behind spaghetti westerns (being filmed in italy?)?


and good going princesse, i must admit that your lovely posts are only half the reason I frequent your site, the other half is the meandering message board like responses.

TomC

T.D. Newton said...

There's a lot more to the title "spaghetti western" than just being filmed in or near Italy. A lot of them were filmed in Spain.

It was actual a completely different style of Western. If you compare the films of John Wayne to the spaghetti westerns of Clint Eastwood you should notice that there is a completely different theme to the films. John Wayne is the all-American dude, that's why all his films have a clear good-vs-evil battle and the good guy always wins. In sharp contrast, however, look at The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. A lot of people will think its a simple western with a simple plot but there isn't anything "simple" about it.

(I really could go on and on about this)

The big difference was because Europe related less with the justice-type lawmen and more with the rebellious gunslingers. The writers and directors of the spaghetti westerns catered to that.

I <3 Clint Eastwood

ColbyPants said...

yes, I was grossly oversimplifying ;)

T.D. Newton said...

Huge coincidence... a song from Good/Bad/Ugly just came on StreamingSoundtracks.com (an internet radio station I sometimes listen to while I'm here at work)

Princesse Ecossaise said...

I have never heard of spaghetti westerns. I've never seen the good the bad and the ugly. I feel quite ashamed.

When I think of Westerns I mostly think of The Milky Bar Kid. yeh, I know it wasn't a movie.

When I was about 10 my parents took us to Euro Disney where we stayed in a Cowboy Village. It was pretty creepy.

Speaking of that there is a Cowboy village somewhere in Edinburgh. It's hidden away and all the men wear stetsons when they go there. Apparently.

Princesse Ecossaise said...

That was me TD, I phoned the radio station up and told them to put that song on for you. To freak you out you see.

T.D. Newton said...

LOL how could you request a song for a movie you probably didn't know existed? And I suggest, to round out your tastes a bit, you watch some of the old spaghetti westerns like A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More (and, of course, Good/Bad/Ugly even though it is kind of excruciatingly long).

What is the Milky Bar Kid????

ColbyPants said...

I was wondering this myself.

TomC

Princesse Ecossaise said...

How strange, i thought the Milky Bar Kid was American...but listening to the song it appears its british, very british!

check it out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xXgrS-eoII

T.D. Newton said...

Yeah, that's like British squared. I mean, I think Nestle is an American company (I know their "base" is here in the US) but that's a really funny video.