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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    At Home with John Cleese from Dean Whitbread.

    You might enjoy this little behind-the-scenes video we made, showing Vinvin the French interviewer around John's new place. More to come...
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    Greaaat video !

    More comments later, I have to make dinner :tongue:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    What a smashing video!

    It was like MTV Cribs wasn't it.

    'I like cats, they taste like chicken!' - very Cleese like.

    Bloody hell, what time does Camilla get up in a morning? Or does she just stay in bed all her life? Her bedroom is worse than mine...mines a bedroom/store room because i only moved back in with my mum a few months ago, and it all happned unexpectedly so i dont really have a bedroom as such. I actually call it the boiler room, because the boiler is in there and it tends to enjoy humming now and again to keep me awake at night...

    I noticed Garry was slaving away in the office as usual.

    It's got quite a lot of rooms for a cottage.

    And i love the cats. Very cute. And named after cheeses too...
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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    Thanks, it was fun to make. The next two Headcast episodes include more of the same behind-the-scenes stuff. Except, we're supposed to charge actual cash for those - be warned! :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    right....didnt jack just post the same comment, then delete it, then you write the exact same thing???

    can you read each others minds?
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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    Mr Cheese knows not the art of logging out.. and I knew not enough to check before using his Mac ! :fingersear:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    :rolling:

    we'll let him off...he is getting old...

    I will pay for the headcasts...unless they're going to be ridiculous prices...i paid 66p last time. That will suit me!
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    Thanks Dean and the 'buys' (boys).
    I'd forgotten what sunshine looked like.

    I don't think that was Camilla there.

    I think it was Dean in the sheets with John throwing his voice, pretending to be Camilla.

    He might try selling those crutches on ebay. Could pay for a library expansion.
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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    In fact, I am wearing red, in the background, when Vinvin asks for a translation after the Pelican poem - around 2 mins in :cool:
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    I'll have to look again. :devil:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    i saw him!:fingersear:
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    Vinvin seems a bit densedense.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    Oooooh.

    i think i miss-understood before:shamed:

    so Dean...you logged onto the forum pretty much straight after Mr Cheese, he hadn't logged out, so you didnt realise this and you wrote your comment under his name? I see now!

    i thought that you meant that you had logged in with jack's name by accident and just decided to delete his comment, replacing it with your own!...

    oooh, what bloody matters anyway!

    i did think that the comment sounded nicer than our Sir Cheese's usual forum abuse. Here's me thinking he was being polite for once...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    8:35!

    Excuse me while I get a little ratty. >ahem< Why don't you people EVER post the length of these things?! It would really help to know if a podcast or whatever is going to be 2 minutes or 10 or more. My husband, Mr. Thing, frowns on me listening to this stuff, so I can't listen when he's around. Knowing how long they are means the difference between waiting until he's playing with his ham radio after dinner or waiting until he's out of the house for good. And besides, I just like knowing! Call me a control freak, but I just like to know, okay?

    [deep cleansing breath] Sorry, Dean. Didn't mean to make your job any harder than it already is.

    I'll have to watch this later. Mr. Thing is sitting right here. I just can't wait to see how the Marvelous Mr. Cleese goes about his daily business: waking his slug of a daughter, combing his hair transplant, putting his dentures in, squinting at the newspaper as he drinks his morning coffee, etc. It must be simply FASCINATING!

    Jesus, I'm in a weird mood today! Must be sugar deprivation.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    he makes coffee oddly...

    is that a normal way to make coffee???

    is it some kind of American thing?

    i just do it normally...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    I haven't seen it yet. How does he make coffee? There are lots of different ways to do it, everything from boiling beans or grounds in a pot, to coffee makers, percolators, non-electric drip pots, those things where you compress the grounds, etc.
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     


    "Yes my little Lozzykinz. That's the way they make coffee in America. Now..Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Harharhar..."
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    I never thought Charles looked horsey. His eyes are too close set.

    Anyway, I saw how he makes coffee. It's like an old Chem-Ex pot from the 70s, except he just has the plastic filter holder right over his coffee cup, which saves time and cleanup. He didn't mention about pouring hot water over the grounds after he put them in the filter holder and letting it drip into the cup.

    Well, I'll confess. I'm obsessed enough that I thought a glimpse into the private world of a man who rules half the comedy empire was worth waiting longer for the damn thing to download than it took to watch. And was it supposed to be all jerky? Man, I'll probably have a vertigo attack tonight after watching eight and a half minutes of jerky video.

    Sigh. Guess I'm just in a bad mood today. So sue me.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    SUED!

    yeah...i found it jerky in places too, it was taking a while to buffer wasn't it...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    Here's a much shorter (2 minutes) video of John explaining in more detail how he makes coffee. I do hope that was fair trade shade grown coffee, sir, and not coffee bought at a cheater's price from a plantation on razed rainforest land.

    John Cleese Makes Coffee
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    interesting.

    it's just a shame that i don't like coffee...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008
     
    Oh, I agree with John. I need my morning coffee--it's not so much the caffeine as the flavor and the warmth. It makes me forget how much I hate getting up in the dark and cold at 6am. It's centering. It gets my head in the right place. It's FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC! :shocked::bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2008 edited
     
    6am in the dark...do not remind me...

    a nice cup of tea at that time will do me fine thanks...i often find myself coming on the forum at that time in the morning whilst i get ready for Uni...not a sole in sight...all of your ramblings wake me up anyway, they're highly entertaining sometimes.

    But, oh, thank the Lord it's the weekend!!! well...nearly! But i need to spend it revising!!! argh, sucks! i have an exam monday...not good!

    Coffee tastes like rust...ya know...rust of a bicycle handle that has gone all rusty with age, when you was a kid didnt you ever get the rust on your hands and then put them in your mouth accidently??? No? ah. just me then...
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    Make your own vanity license plate. http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    I certainly enjoyed this video, Dean.
    You promise more to come... Is this some sort of an extensive Headcast project then??
    What can we look forward to??

    Good luck with Podcasting,
    making creative people even more creative and
    pushing non-creative people over the edge! :)

    MAKE PODCASTS, NOT WAR!
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     

    That's something to think about!
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    You haven't had good coffee, then. I know that flavor, it usually comes from putting milk or low-fat milk in it. Or running it through a coffee pot with a lot of mineral deposits. Half and Half or light cream diluted in half with whole milk tastes way better.

    The way I make coffee:

    1. Have the coffee maker ready with cold filtered water and a filter in place.
    2. Grind the beans very fine.
    3. Place the grounds in the filter, and start the cycle.
    4. As soon as the coffee is done brewing, pour it.
    5. Add half-n-half. Stir.
    6. Sit back and wait for life to become wonderful.

    I have to use a coffee maker, as I don't have much time in the morning. But it makes great coffee. I use fair trade, shade grown beans, and they're great! They make a drink with a wonderful aroma and rich flavor with slight hints of caramel and chocolate. Bitter without being rusty or flat. Mmmmmmmm....::hungry::hungry::hungry:
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Good words to ponder, Klara! Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    It's not me, Mrsthing! It's the miracle of existence... Right here, right now. The sweetest life running thru my weins.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    But back to the video. How could that lump on the bed possibly have been Camilla? It didn't look big enough to be a person, it just looked like a wabbed up blanket. I'll bet she was off camera somewhere, pretending. Or maybe her mattress is really, really soft, and most of her was sunk into it.

    And is the poor man down to only two cats? I thought he had a huge bunch of them. And what of the other animals?
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    What I really like and appreciate about this short video is how free and easy it is. It must be the magic of Podcast!
    My mind refuses any over complicating at the moment. I want just the starry sky above me...
    No lump on the bed mystery, please! Life is too short.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Thanks, Dean... but I'm a bit confused now... I saw you'd registered only 4 days ago... how do you use John's name, I mean I know how you do this because you explained it, but why do you use his computer or whatever... if you mean what I ask...
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    :shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    How are you, Klara???? You've disappeared.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    OK, but, nothing wrong happened to you, Klara... I hope...
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    I am just like Phoenix. I disappear and than arise from the ashes.
    No worries, I am very well. It's just that my mind seems to overflow and I can't sleep...
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Oh, I see. Don't you want to help me in cracking this code, Klara? In Gungas' thread.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    OK, it doesn't matter... write something here, then!
    • CommentAuthorKlara
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    Life is a code to crack, don't you think?? Something we know so little about... almost nothing.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Yes...
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    maybe John has Dean held prisoner somewhere.

    That would explain it.

    Thanks for the coffee tips mrsthing...i'm not sure if it will change my mind about coffee however, but thanks all the same!
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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    klara: thank you (thank you all) for your kind comments.

    mrsthing: your old chap sounds rather difficult, although I'm sure he's delightful really. from now on, assume all videos will be 30 minutes long. if they are not, then you have made time to do *secret things* of which mrthing shall know nothing

    chris14: that will be spending time with the old git, fixing his technology - which is how i began to tread this now tremendously elevated path. any port in a storm - i don't really care whose computer i use as long as it's online.

    Lozzykinz: i actually live in a shed, although sometimes they let me stay in a railway station waiting room, if i'm very good
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    I'm sorry, Dean. :shamed::shamed::shamed: You do great work, though I don't like the jerky aspect of the Seesmic videos. Is that supposed to be a feature, or is my computer unable to cope?

    Mr. Thing can be very delightful, but recreational computing is a mystery to him. He thinks it's for tiny minds that aren't capable of higher thought, and that it's a total waste of time. He really doesn't understand why people are so interested in celebrities. (He's not anyone's fan.) I think he's a little jealous of my fascination with Mr. Cleese, too.

    I know we're all ordinary people underneath whatever veneers we've created for ourselves or that have been thrust upon us. But the people who, for whatever reason, achieve lasting fame interest me. More from psychological and spiritual interest: what happens to the mind when a person's every move is being noted somewhere? What happens to the soul when a person is repeatedly bombarded with praise and applause? How do people cope with strangers asking them for autographs, pictures, and pouring out their hearts in gratitude?

    These questions keep my otherwise idle mind busy. :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorrtgarden
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    The giant cat cage was very impressive. I also really like the thigh ball demonstration. It was exciting waiting for the lot of it to load up. Next time I think you actually should recite the Odyssey, I would pay for that on itunes. All in all I am really glad to know that rodential people have a special fan.
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    I had to do that exercise in PT. It's great for strengthening your quads, and it helps take some of the stress off your lower back.
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      CommentAuthorchris14
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    Well, Dean, thanks for your reply... so, that means, you could write also in my name, for example???? :shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked: That's scary... Or I misunderstood something...
    • CommentAuthormrsthing
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Here's what happened.

    Jack was logged onto the forum. He walked away from the computer without logging off, though he probably closed the window. Dean sat down to post a comment, and opened the forum window, which retained Jack's login. So when Dean posted, he was on Jack's account. So he logged Jack out, logged himself in, and reposted under his own account. Plain and simple.

    I feel like I'm in the "Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson" sketch! [whimpers] I wish we could talk about the video. Or making coffee. Or what we've gleaned about Jack's personal life and character from the video.
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      CommentAuthorLozzykinz
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    So Dean...what's the old git like?

    Is he REALLY a miserable old sod???

    P:S - Railway station waiting rooms always have piss up the walls...you poor thing!
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      CommentAuthorD
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008
     
    Mrs Thing, the jerkiness is either that you're playing HD (high definition) when your computer can't handle it - in which case, turn it off (on-screen toggle, top right of screen)

    OR it could be that your bandwidth (speed of internet connection) isn't great - in which case, let the video load by pressing play, then pause, wait until the progress bar along the bottom of the screen has completed, then play.

    OR it could be both, in which case, do both!

    Lozzykinz: JC is just as you all say he is :rasta:
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      CommentAuthorgungasdindin
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2008 edited
     
    Dean, we're all wondering if the new Cleese cottage is burnt to a crisp.