Archive for July 30, 2010

The Complete Animated Shakespeare

Posted in Literature with tags , , on July 30, 2010 by telescoper

While I was blathering on about Shakespeare a couple of days ago, I suddenly remembered this marvellous animated film I saw when it was first released over 20 years ago. I couldn’t remember the name so it took me a bit of time to find it, but I got there in the end. It’s by Aardman Animations (best known for the later Wallace and Gromit films) and it was part of a splendid series of animated shorts called Lip-synch commissioned by Channel 4 and broadcast in 1990. It’s hard to imagine Channel 4 doing anything this good nowadays.  This film, called Next,  is only 5 minutes long yet it manages to refer to every single one of Shakespeare’s plays by having the immortal bard himself do them all as an audition. It’s not only clever and visually appealing but also a lot of fun…

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Astronomy (and Physics) Look-alikes, No. 35

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , on July 30, 2010 by telescoper

I wonder if anyone else has noticed the remarkable resemblance between these two international celebrity heart-throbs? I wonder if by any chance they might be related?

Enrique Iglesias

Joao Magueijo