Category Archives: shakespeare

Old Person I’m Obsessed With: Peter O’Toole

Yes, yes, I’ve already obsessed over Peter O’Toole. Just be happy you don’t know me in real life, because I talk about this dude all the time. (Sorry about that. Except not really at all.) This post has been brought to you by my random discovery on YouTube that Peter O’Toole was in a Pizza Hut commerical in the 90s. In which he recited Shakespeare. Backwards.

I’m pretty sure I should be sad that his talent has been wasted on commercials for crappy pizza, but I can’t stop playing this over and over again and then clapping my hands in delight and wonder. Shut up, this is the only place I can see him reciting Hamlet.

–YoSaffBridge

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Old Person I’m Obsessed With: Richard Burton

Today would have been Richard Burton’s 84th birthday. He is one of my very favorite actors, and it’s a shame that his personal life has always overshadowed his talent. (Not that I’m not also fascinated with his personal life.) Perhaps Hamlet is not the most appropriate play for a birthday, but it’s the best showcase for Richard Burton’s talent as an actor.

–YoSaffBridge

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The week that was: living up to our name

I offer another collection of random stories that slipped through the cracks this week, but that I wanted to share/talk about.

Also, I offer a kitty (and a physics joke!)

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Living up to our name

Sometimes, there’s news or stories I don’t have the time to write full on posts about, but I still want to share.  Here are some of the random things I’ve been reading about this week:

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