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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5145 on: November 11, 2010, 03:20:27 PM »
My wife likes the parts where Ewen McGregor is nekkid. No fooling.

This could be any of his movies*.



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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5146 on: November 11, 2010, 03:24:23 PM »
My wife likes the parts where Ewen McGregor is nekkid. No fooling.

This could be any of his movies*.



*Exception: any film directed by George Lucas

As my girlfriend once said "that Ewan McGregor just likes to whip ** out whenever he can."  Lightsabers included.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5147 on: November 11, 2010, 03:26:00 PM »
My wife likes the parts where Ewen McGregor is nekkid. No fooling.

This could be any of his movies*.



*Exception: any film directed by George Lucas

As my girlfriend once said "that Ewan McGregor just likes to whip ** out whenever he can."  Lightsabers included.

I think it's mandatory in Peter Greenaway movies.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5148 on: November 11, 2010, 03:46:57 PM »
He's the kinda guy I like but I can see why others wouldn't like him, although Tom's argument that his voice is fake seems kinda weird and immaterial. I thought changing your appearance in order to make yourself more entertaining/compelling/whatever was the point of art or entertainment. For Tom to complain about a musician changing his appearance from "real life" in light of the recent Bowie obsession seems REALLY strange and ironic to me, but whatever. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, I just like arguing about stuff like this because I'm a nerd.

This is brilliant, but the answer to it will always be "Yeah, but X adopts a persona that I like while Y doesn't." In matters of taste it's just damn near impossible to convince anyone that they're guilty of a double standard. What's really ironic here is that it actually seems the offstage Waits really is a lot like what you see when he's performing.  At least he never seems to let that persona slip, in interviews, documentary evidence, stories told about him, etc.  What his family sees is another matter, I'm sure.

I absolutely love him.  He's a songwriting, arranging, and performing genius, and also the funniest man in popular music.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5149 on: November 11, 2010, 04:28:23 PM »
My wife likes the parts where Ewen McGregor is nekkid. No fooling.

This could be any of his movies*.



*Exception: any film directed by George Lucas

Mr. Lucas might want to make use of this asset in his next Star Wars entry.  Couldn't hurt.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5150 on: November 11, 2010, 04:44:19 PM »
Now Tom Waits ... I dunno. I don't think I hate him necessarily, more like I'm not interested in him. Even when I liked him a long time ago, I don't think I loved him.

What's really strange is that I'd never really heard of anyone NOT liking Tom Waits until I started listening, and now I appear to be in the minority for liking him.

He's the kinda guy I like but I can see why others wouldn't like him, although Tom's argument that his voice is fake seems kinda weird and immaterial. I thought changing your appearance in order to make yourself more entertaining/compelling/whatever was the point of art or entertainment. For Tom to complain about a musician changing his appearance from "real life" in light of the recent Bowie obsession seems REALLY strange and ironic to me, but whatever. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, I just like arguing about stuff like this because I'm a nerd.

Kind of reminds me of Aimee Mann's story about bob Dylan claiming he hated songs that tell stories...

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5151 on: November 11, 2010, 05:21:16 PM »
Now Tom Waits ... I dunno. I don't think I hate him necessarily, more like I'm not interested in him. Even when I liked him a long time ago, I don't think I loved him.

What's really strange is that I'd never really heard of anyone NOT liking Tom Waits until I started listening, and now I appear to be in the minority for liking him.

He's the kinda guy I like but I can see why others wouldn't like him, although Tom's argument that his voice is fake seems kinda weird and immaterial. I thought changing your appearance in order to make yourself more entertaining/compelling/whatever was the point of art or entertainment. For Tom to complain about a musician changing his appearance from "real life" in light of the recent Bowie obsession seems REALLY strange and ironic to me, but whatever. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind, I just like arguing about stuff like this because I'm a nerd.

I pretty much agree with this.  I think Swordfishtrombones through Bone Machine is an incredible run of albums.  However, I re-watched the tres 80s Waits concert film, BIG TIME, on Netflix Instant recently and thought it really amplified the embarassing aspects of his schtick.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5152 on: November 11, 2010, 05:34:33 PM »
You know, I hold a grudge against that movie.  I saw him on that tour and it was amazing.  It's nice that somebody tried to document it, but that guy did a lousy job. The concert had a completely different feeling, because it was the work of a real band, a top-notch one with a charismatic front man.  The film consistently ignores the band, holding close-ups on Waits for the entire duration of songs, actually cutting away from the stage for some dumb fictionalized schtick while Ribot or whoever is doing a crucial solo.

I've seen Waits probably 15-16 times and he's never been less than fantastic.  Probably the worst performance I've ever seen by him was...well, the one in BIG TIME.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5153 on: November 11, 2010, 10:26:39 PM »
For some strange reason, the "I made mayonnaise" reminded me of the Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing episode of I Love Lucy.

Being only 22, this baffles me.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5154 on: November 11, 2010, 10:28:51 PM »
... because I kinda miss Milo's calls.

I do too. And I wondered the same. Milo coming back?

I have reason to believe that Milo is gone for a few years.

Of course, now that I have stated this, he will probably call next week.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5155 on: November 12, 2010, 08:58:37 AM »
... because I kinda miss Milo's calls.

I do too. And I wondered the same. Milo coming back?

I have reason to believe that Milo is gone for a few years.

Of course, now that I have stated this, he will probably call next week.

Wasn't Milo grounded?
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5156 on: November 12, 2010, 10:13:11 AM »
... because I kinda miss Milo's calls.

I do too. And I wondered the same. Milo coming back?

I have reason to believe that Milo is gone for a few years.

Of course, now that I have stated this, he will probably call next week.

Wasn't Milo grounded?

For a short time.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5157 on: November 12, 2010, 11:58:36 AM »
Tom threatening to beat up the Zodiac killer.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5158 on: November 12, 2010, 12:00:11 PM »
"How do you think I should handle bad callers, Billy?"

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5159 on: November 12, 2010, 12:19:08 PM »
Tom threatening to beat up the Zodiac killer.

Probably my favorite moment in all of 2010 on The Best Show.