Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mel Smith RIP




As the tears of laughter dry
All the clowns have gone aw-ay
As the curtain starts to fall
Goodnight, god bless you one and all
As laughter turns to tears
Half an hour can seem like years
Here's a list of cast and crew
Christ alone knows what they do

That's it, there'll be no funny bits
After this is the end of it,
No tiny tidbits after this bit
This is the end, the end, the end!

GOODNIGHT!

And so the chubby-faced cheekie chappie is no more.

I am sad. He was a childhood icon of mine, and one of his songs when sung by me, gave my mum the courage and emotional strength to beat cancer. I owe you, dude.

That song, in glorious praise to another M. Smith...


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6 comments:

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Nice to see a tribute to him. His passing went relatively unmarked down here. And when I posted "RIP Mel Smith" on FB it didn't get a single like - even AFTER I explained he was in Princess Bride. I know he wasn't Jim Carrey in terms of fame but come on!

Hope things are doing okay aside from people from the telly dying every week at the moment. Work and car trouble has been keeping me very busy.

Youth of Australia said...

Rough.

Well, I've had a near nervous breakdown, lost my new job of door-knocking after one night, been cyber-stalked by a heckler demanding Captain Jack/Alonzo porn, had my defacto nice and nephew round for a long weekend (you'll be glad to know the next generation finds the Cybermen scarier than the Daleks, even in "Doomsday"), I've managed to pick a locked door in my house using a coathanger, and my geriatric dog stopped me from preventing a criminal escaping with the contents of a cash register.

And Wednesday Night Fever is so bad I'd rather watch a repeat of Angry Boys.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Wow. Sounds eventful.

(you'll be glad to know the next generation finds the Cybermen scarier than the Daleks, even in "Doomsday"

Clearly they have taste and common sense.

my geriatric dog stopped me from preventing a criminal escaping with the contents of a cash register.

...what?

been cyber-stalked by a heckler demanding Captain Jack/Alonzo porn

Also what?

And Wednesday Night Fever is so bad I'd rather watch a repeat of Angry Boys

I haven't been brave enough to watch Wednesday Night Fever. It looked unbelievably bad.

For that matter, I have no idea why everything that Myles Barlow is involved with gets money thrown at it by the ABC. Review was decent. But Moody Christmas? Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting? At Home With Julia? Christ on a bike..


I've got a couple of days off. I'd like to recharge my batteries and see if I can get myself writing again..

Youth of Australia said...

Clearly they have taste and common sense.
They were freaked out by the bits of the people being marched into the converters. Daleks are cool, but Cybermen are SCARY.

...what?
As it sounds. I'm walking the dog, bloke in shop next to me nicks the cash and runs off. I try to follow, but my dog sticks his heels in so I can't follow. (For various reasons, I can't unleash him either.)

Also what?
Someone's been emailing me, demanding I write the rest of my gag Doctor Who Companions book about Captain Jack, and, er, demanding lots of porn. Then abusing me for being a self-pitying shit with no talent.

I haven't been brave enough to watch Wednesday Night Fever. It looked unbelievably bad.
It is actually worse.

I... have no words. It is SO bad.

For that matter, I have no idea why everything that Myles Barlow is involved with gets money thrown at it by the ABC. Review was decent. But Moody Christmas? Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting? At Home With Julia? Christ on a bike..
Well, Myles Barlow isn't in it. And GCKF had some good bits, certainly worth as it as one of the few skit comedies left on television. I hated Moody and when the fuckers repeated the whole thing at Christmas, shit...

I've got a couple of days off. I'd like to recharge my batteries and see if I can get myself writing again..
Awesome! Well, if you need any ideas, I've got a shitload I can't do any justice to...

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

As it sounds. I'm walking the dog, bloke in shop next to me nicks the cash and runs off. I try to follow, but my dog sticks his heels in so I can't follow. (For various reasons, I can't unleash him either.)

Huh. I'm interested in what you'd have done if you caught up to him..

Someone's been emailing me, demanding I write the rest of my gag Doctor Who Companions book about Captain Jack, and, er, demanding lots of porn. Then abusing me for being a self-pitying shit with no talent.

Is it weird I'm giving this dude the benefit-of-the-doubt in my head and figuring he was trying to some sort of reverse psychology strategy to pick you up?

Well, Myles Barlow isn't in it

That's the brilliant research skills that got me through TAFE, right there.

Awesome! Well, if you need any ideas, I've got a shitload I can't do any justice to...

Cool. Drop me an email.

Youth of Australia said...

Huh. I'm interested in what you'd have done if you caught up to him..
Something Cracker-esque.

Either talked him down or decked him.

Is it weird I'm giving this dude the benefit-of-the-doubt in my head and figuring he was trying to some sort of reverse psychology strategy to pick you up?
That's what they SAID they were doing, but the abuse never stopped.

That's the brilliant research skills that got me through TAFE, right there.
Julia from At Home With Julia was in it, that might explain the crossed wires.

Cool. Drop me an email.
OK...