Some things just don't translate.
You either get them or you don't.
That's on of the great things about being part of the geek-o-sphere. Everyone has some obscure emphemera they are emotionally invested in.
Somebody has deciphered a deeper theological meaning in Little Nicky
Somebody else is an expert in the feminist irony in the music of Katy Perry.
Somebody can explain in detail the political genius that is Rick Perry.
Somebody will tell you at length what a tragedy it was that NBC cancelled Sword of Justice
before Jack Cole got his revenge.
Okay, that last one is usually me.
And nowhere is this phenomenon more pronounced than when it comes to imports from across the pond. We love to love British entertainment, the more obscure the better. For every Monty Python there is an Are You Being Served?
Perhaps the best example of his is the comedy of Rowan Atkinson. Best known in America for his Mr. Bean character, Atkinson was also the mind behind the darkly hysterical Black Adder
His 2003 movie, Johnny English
, was an opening week blip in America and an international blockbuster.
See, you either get it or you don't.
This weekend, Atkinson tries to make sure we get the joke with the release of Johnny English Reborn. The good news for us is that Atkinson is not the only making a comeback in the movie.
Say hello to this week's cheesecake, Gillian Anderson.
Ms. Anderson is most famous for her role as Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files
. Her character's unwavering logic in the midst of the inexplicable made her one the premiere geek goddesses on the 90s.
Since The X-Files
wrapped in 2002, Ms. Anderson has spent most of her time working in England. She worked steadily on the stage, television and in film, most notably winning several awards for her work in 2005's Bleak House
This weekend she returns to her secret agent roots and we want to believe.
We really do.
On to the links.
Shit That Siri Says (even though Howard’s on air test made it sound about as articulate as a TV remote).
Hot Shit - $5000
Virgin Galactic, NASA team up
Courtney Love v. Limp Bizkit!
10 epic stage dives
Red Fang – LIVE! – Hellfest 2011 (full set, pro-shot).
Something Batman This Way Comes.
Did a 1987 Matthew Perry sitcom predict the death of Gadhafi?
And finally, an interview with Johnny English himself, Rowan Atkinson.