Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Go Russ Go

It is a shame that the 'early works' of the great artists are more than often lost to history. No doubt Shakespeare wrote plays or poetry in his teens but we'll never see them. Picasso, Van Gogh and Da Vinci were probably sketching from when they were little kids and how fascinating it would be to see some of these pieces. Nureyev dancing at his high school prom night, John Lennon singing at the boy scout jamboree, Beethoven's earliest jingles. All lost.

But now, with the wonder of technology, the 'early works' of our contemporary greats are freely available to us all (much to their annoyance, most likely).

Please enjoy this pre-stardom performance by the Brando of his generation, our very own Russell Crowe, appearing in a promotional video for the Seventh Day Adventist church (thanks to Melody for finding it).

(PS: It runs for 6 minutes. Maybe make a cuppa, or in Ramon's case, a slab of Coopers. You'll never get the 6 minutes back.)

18 comments:

catlick said...

There is so much that is 'wrong' about this, Perseus. I've had to shower and ex-foliate just to get the sub-text off me.

Creamy Goodness said...

I wonder if he'd throw a phone at you for not buying a copy of Watchtower.

homesick said...

Perseus, that was hillarious but I wished you had forewarned me of the short shorts on Barry. Interesting costume choice as I've yet to see a farmer fixing the fencing posts in hot pants.

Nice to see Crowe's acting has always been one dimensional. As embarressing as this must be for him it can't be any worse than knowing that "A Good Year" is available on DVD for all to see.

Correct me if I am wrong but is Barry not the manager from the comedy series "Flight of the Conchords" ? (or do you not get that yet)

The Hack said...

Everyone in that clip except for Rusty seemed to have a chip missing - and not because Rusty punched it out of them.

And he diedn't need to wear that helmet while riding the bike - that blow-waved hair would have protected him in any spill.

But there was one thing that confused me - when did Rusty get the calling from God?

Thanks for letting me comment. I'd best get back into hiding now. Living under this pall is super-depressing!

Perseus said...

Barry was so bad, and the short shorts so short, I assumed he was an actual minister of the church.

Perseus said...

I think Rusty got the call from God when he saw the 'cute' girl at the evangelical college. never mind that Adventists don't allow women ministers, or sex before marriage. Or dancing.

(Adventist joke: Why don't seventh-day adventists approve of sex before marriage? Because it may lead to dancing.)

wari lasi said...

I know I'm pretty dense but what happened to The Hangover?

I'm pretty sure I missed something significant.

Perseus said...

Imelda squirted 3 litres of girlcum on it and it drowned.

wari lasi said...

Imelda the shoe chick with the hydro orgasms. A blast from the past. But seriously, what happened?

Jamie Duncan said...

Jamie "The Hack" Duncan couldn't keep his mouth shut, that's what happened.

http://jamieduncan.wordpress.com

Creamy Goodness said...

I do love it when people talk about themselves in the third person.

Go Jamie go!

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I do love it when people talk about themselves in the third person

And constantly flog their blogs on other sites.

Because that is in no way desperate or sad.

wari lasi said...

Ramon, will you tell me what I missed? I am now truly intrigued.

wari lasi said...

And what's with the weird time? Is it GMT? And having to enter this fucking word thingie all the time.

Did Atari take TH down? I hate being in the dark like this. Just because I live in a third world backwater, nobody tells me anything.

Perseus said...

...and where has Boogey gone?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Just because I live in a third world backwater

I didn't know you lived in Adelaide, Wari.

jen said...

keep going bill

keep digging yourself in

wari lasi said...

Port Moresby is way ahead of Adelaide Ramon.

Except we don't have a Coopers shop in the airport. That is Adelaide's main claim to fame.

And still no-one tells me what went on at TH ...