Compare and contrast
Funny Russell Brand
... and Russell Brand now
And what's with the posh accent?
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Ever since the mid-00s (known now as 'The Seth Cohen years'), it has been acceptable to find geeks attractive (as long as they fit the cool-geek criteria of nice - ideally curly - hair, witty putdowns, bright but not uncool t-shirts, and more often than not, Jewish). Fast forward a few years and you cannot move for the wall-to-wall geeks on the big and small screens. Whilst Adam Brody and his ever-declining career must be cursing the likes of Michael Cera et al, I for one am rejoicing. And yet, it is with some embarrassment that I reveal this week's crush (hence he is perfect for my ongoing feature - embarrassing crush of the week), because this Cera-doppleganger is almost too awkward and neurotic and geeky to be real. However, he is ridiculously sweet and I have just rewatched the Social Network. May I present to you - Jesse Eisenberg! Here he is on SNL with Mark Zuckerberg (a real-life nerd, but without the lovely hair)
Friday, 18 February 2011
If you speak a foreign language, should you put on an accent of that language? At the moment I'm living in Italy and this has been something that's really bothering me. My friend always puts on a very strong accent but I can't help but feel like an idiot doing it. That doesn't mean to say that I'm wandering around like Del Boy, but if I heard an Italian speaking English with a London accent (especially if they make on average one serious grammatical error per sentence, as I do), I couldn't help but think of them as - well, a bit of a knob, really.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
I'm not one to trawl YouTube for funny videos. In fact, if one of my friends wants to show me something "hilarious" on the internet, unless they are loading up The Thick Of It or The Office (UK - natch), they are usually met with a roll of the eyes and a grunt of disapproval. However, there are exceptions to every rule and here is a genuinely funny YouTube clip. I don't know whether it is the drunk woman's dancing, the bride's look of sheer hatred as she recognises that she is being overshadowed on her wedding day or the disaster-like aftermath that makes this video, but whatever it is, it is BLOODY funny.
Apart from a summer internship at a national newspaper/magazine (I've been watching too much Gossip Girl recently), I would really, really, really like one of these this week. A bit Topshop-heavy, but what can you do when it's all so pretty?