Friday, March 23, 2012

Richard sent this along. . . . "for the most literate", if you please. . . ;-))

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 4:50 AM
Subject: Only for the most literate of my friends

Watching this should garner you at least half a credit. J
Comedian  John Branyan tells the story of The Three Little Pigs as it would have sounded if written by Shakespeare in this hilarious stand-up performance.
Sound on too!   Enjoy !!!


JustinO'Shea said...

Richard. . do we file this half credit under Socially Transmitted Distractions (STD 404) or Regressive Communication Skills 101? LOL

j said...

This was definitely a squeel.

JustinO'Shea said...

oink. . . .oink. . . .oink. . . nyuk...nyuk...

GreginAdelaide said...

He would be a perfect thmub-the-nose act at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
This fun and rather "out there" take-the-piss event is on just before the more snooty, arty farty serious ballet, opera, theatre Adelaide Festival of Arts every two years.
The city comes alive with street theatre, comedy and all avant garde stuff. In fact some of it is downright obscure, so much so that I've gone away after the act thinking WTF? a good curious way of course... it's all fun.
This guy is good.

Gary Kelly said...

Sorry... I'm a fan of brevity. Shakespeare never appealed to me and now I understand why. I always thought it was because I was dumb.

I spent years writing 30 second radio commercials. The first draft would inevitably be 45 seconds, and had to be trimmed down to 30. Try doing that several times a day and see what you think of Shakespeare. Hehe.

JustinO'Shea said...

GREG, this Festival sounds totally scrumptious. lol Gawd, I need some culture! after our totally unreal Winter in the NorthEast. . . our almost washed-out Spring-already-Summer has our psyches kinda standing around DUUUUHHH-style. Know what I mean?

JustinO'Shea said...

Go Shakespearean in therapeutic sessions and you've lost the patient, inducing further confusion and frustration. Not a healthy desirable sitz. Also known in the trade as "mind-f*^king". Caution: "do not walk in where angels fear to tred. . . "

jimm said...

Umm... not to fault anyone here at Justin Dunes and followers, but click on the video's closed-captioning [cc] to see how pathetic and useless it is.

Sorry, I didnt really mean to cut into the fun and all from the video. Just kinda figured after a day everyone already got their laughs from the vid.

Justin, please remove this comment if you feel it isnt appropriate. No hard feelings.

GreginAdelaide said...

Hmmm.... a Thespian Shrink..... lol

GreginAdelaide said...

Gary, methinks Shakespeare would not have been able to cut it with 30 second commercials..... time I'm bored and need something to try, I might see if I can write a Shakespearian commercial...a 30 second one...could be funny.

Bet you could do it better, ha!

JustinO'Shea said...

JIMM. . .where/how does one find this c.c.. . . ?. Please. I've wasted enough time looking for it. . . justin

GreginAdelaide said...

Justin, click on the little red "cc" in the task bar on the bottom right-ish of the Youtube window.

"just come on a dvd" .....heehee!

"dismantle laxative falters" ....LOL

I implore you all, if you are a lover of language, turn on the closed cations and see how poorly...and funnily it deals with Shakespeare, suddenly Shakespeare is VERY funny!

Thanks Jimm, you are a gem.

J said...

Shakespeare has something even for analysts, Justin. Remember when MacBeth's wife flips out, he asks her shrink,
"Cans't not thou minister to
a mind diseased?
Pluck from the memory
a rooted sorrow?
Raise out the written
troubles of the brain,
And, with some sweet
oblivious antidote,
Cleanse the stuffed bosom
of that perilous stuff
That weights upon the heart?"

And when the doctor says he can't, MacBeth curses his science and charges off to death.