Monday, November 15, 2010

Stuff Like This Is Why Daniel Radcliffe's My Boy

6 comments:

Carl said...

No praise enough on the planet for that lad.

Roger Owen Green said...

How the heck does he even KNOW Tom Lehrer? I'm a big fan of Lehrer, but he was popular in the '50s and '60s., more than two decades before young Daniel was even born. His description of Lehrer is accurate, tho.

Tallulah Morehead said...

Well, Lehrer isn't dead , you know. Some young people actually look at and listen to stuff that is older than they are.

Because he sure didn't learn The Elements at Hogwart's. They don't teach science.

Daskaea said...

Marry me, Daniel. Please. I love Tom Lehrer! I love you. We're soul mates!

Daskaea said...

Also, I'm as old as Daniel...maybe a year or two older and I adore Tom Lehrer, Monty Python, the Goons (1950s Comedy Troop), and several older British comedies like Are You Being Served? It never fails to shock older people but my family made sure to show me all the truly awesome things from back in the day. If I have any children I'll show it to them too.

Tallulah Morehead said...

That the day should come when a 21 year old feels she needs to explain who The Goons were amazes me. Doesn't everyone love Peter Sellers? (At least, anyone who never met him. In person, he was a tremendously horrible, and somewhat insane, person) And you can't know Sellers's career without knowing The Goon Show, and Sir Harry Secombe, and the genius that was the magnificent Spike Milligan.

Anyway, good taste all around, Daskaea. (Although Are You Being Served is a much lower level of comedy than Monty Python, Tom Lehrer, or the Goons, I confess to enjoying it, having watched two episodes but yesterday. Of course, it helped that the late John Inman read my book, so we were mutual fans.)