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Topic: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Travelin man
Posted 2003-01-30 01:20:02 and read 1180 times.

All right, screw all this political crap. I just saw the Eddie Izzard DVD "Dressed to Kill." It is f*#&ing fantastic. I have not seen a comedian that has been able to make fun of history (both Europe's and the US's) as funnily as Eddie.

Maybe because he's a hysterical transvestite. I don't know. Whatever, I think this guy is one of the funniest comedians I've seen in a while.

Yeah, pointless I know. Just thought I'd share.

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: GDB
Posted 2003-01-30 01:32:20 and read 1166 times.

Eddie's a well known guy over here, for acting as well as comedy, he comes across as both funny and thoughtful.
Despite his liking of sometimes wearing women's clothes and make up, he is actually straight.

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: NJTurnpike
Posted 2003-01-30 01:50:21 and read 1152 times.

I saw one of his New York performances in 2001 and nearly did myself an injury after laughing so hard. Picked up a copy of the Circle dvd last month, and again succumbed to physical pain as he presented his 'Death Star Cafeteria' scenario. You region 1-ers are in for a treat once it's released here in the States  Smile




Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Travelin man
Posted 2003-01-30 01:50:25 and read 1153 times.

Honestly, straight, gay or whatever, he has really funny insights into history and all that. I wish many people here could watch this routine and laugh like I did. He's an equal opportunity "make fun of" person.

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Travelin man
Posted 2003-01-30 01:52:04 and read 1154 times.

OK, and I have to ask, what is a "region 1-er"?

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: NJTurnpike
Posted 2003-01-30 02:00:01 and read 1150 times.

Circle is a region 2 PAL dvd only. You're fine with a region free PAL-convertor/player, or unlocked PC dvd drive.

(Edit; http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006J9UA/026-3706627-7750859 )

[Edited 2003-01-30 02:02:46]

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Tbar220
Posted 2003-01-30 07:43:13 and read 1133 times.

"That's one big f***-off horse!!"  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2003-01-30 08:55:55 and read 1133 times.

Some of my favourite lines from various:

"Un homme, une femme et un canard!"

"Le vache qui explosé!!"

"I'll have the penne alla arabiata please.....the penne.....no, I'm Darth Vader....Jeff Vader?"



..........one of the Circle extras is a show done entirely in French - watch it with the subtitles - hilarious!

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2003-01-31 00:11:23 and read 1112 times.

Eddie Izzard is awesome! I've seen "Dress To Kill" & think it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen!! He does a good job taking both sides of a conversation. Taped it off of HBO early last year & watch it pretty regularly to be honest.

Some of the better lines:
"Do you have a flag?"
"You have to have a flag! That's the rule that I've...just....made up."
"I'm from Europe.... where the history comes from."
"The 1st Battalion Transvestite Brigade!"
"Look, I'm Lord Vader- Pay a'bloody'tention."
"What did Hitler's schedule look like? 'Death, Death, Death, Death, Lunch!, Death, Death, Death, Afternoon Tea, Death, Death, Quick Shower...'"

The best, though, being after his WWII bit:
"Britain!"
"What?"
"What's that behind your back?"
"Oh, that's just India & a number of other countries."
"Put them back!"
"Oh, alright..."
...and Eddie reaches over a fictional map "putting back" about 10 countries.

DeltaRules

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Toady
Posted 2003-01-31 00:30:49 and read 1108 times.

Anyone heard his "Bird strike" routine?
Bird strike? No, it's Engine Suck!
And just before birds go into a jet engine, do they go "Oh look, there's Rod Stewart in First Class"?

Or the one about flying between Cork and Belfast in a Volkswagen Beetle with wings?
We're going to be flying at a height of, er, 10 feet - going up to 12 1/2 feet if we see anything big. My co-pilot today is a flask of coffee.

I've got those 2 as mp3 files - if anyone wants 'em, e-mail me and I'll zip them and send them.

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Silverfox
Posted 2003-01-31 01:06:25 and read 1104 times.

Eddie is the 'dogs bollocks'. its nice to see that there are some US people who like that type of humour.... now try and get to watch 'The League of Gentlemen' that should really give your humour section a real testing!!!
'Cats arnt purring, they are really drilling behind your sofa'

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Travelin man
Posted 2003-01-31 02:00:29 and read 1096 times.

Ah yes, DeltaRules, you definitely highlighted some of my favorite lines.

I like how he explains Europe conquered the world through the "cunning use of flags."

Or:
British explorer: "We claim this land for Great Britain."
Indian inhabitants: "You can't claim it, we're already here!"
British explorer: "But do you have a flag? Those are the rules that I just made up..."

Or the English career counselor:
"Tell me, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
"I want to be a space astronaut and discovered things that have never been discovered before."
"You're British, you should tone it down a bit."
"Alright. I want to work in a shoe shop and discover shoes that have never been discovered before."
"Tone it down a bit."
"Alright. I want to work in a sewer and discover things in the sewer that have never been discovered before."

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2003-01-31 02:41:41 and read 1092 times.

Finishing Travelin Man's part about the career counselor:
Eddie-"....and then come to the surface & sell myself to an art gallery."
Counselor-"WTF have you been smoking?"

Another one I remembered: Eddie talking about restoring a building in Miami, saying when something's 30 years old, we (Americans) "Smash it down & build a car park!" (Kinda true...)

Eddie (narrating TV show)- "We've restored this building to how it looked over 50 years ago!"

DeltaRules

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: Travelin man
Posted 2003-01-31 02:59:54 and read 1092 times.

(to continue from DeltaRules post):

"No! Surely nobody was alive back then!" (the American public reacting to the announcer)

Topic: RE: Eddie Izzard Is Fantastic
Username: DeltaRules
Posted 2003-02-01 21:50:35 and read 1068 times.

His stuff about Englebert Humperdinck:
"What shall we name our son, so he does not get the sh*t kicked out of him at school?"
"Englebert!"
"Yes, that'll do it!"
-Then the renaming, something like: "Englebert Fishdybuns, Englebat Dingleslap, Engleslap Dinglebat, Slut Bunwalla, Jerry Dorsey, Englebert Humperdinck, Englback..."
"Wait, what was that last one?"

I also liked how he noticed that all the villains on the Death Star in Star Wars were English. He thought Vader shouldn't have had the James Earl Jones voice, but be more like:
"Uhh.......hello. Look, I'm Lord Vader, & Pay a'bloody'tention, alright? What is it Sebastian?"
"The Rebels sir, they're here!!"
"Good God man! Do they want tea??"
"No, I think it's something different, sir- they have a flag..."

DeltaRules


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