Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Herbs and Spices

December 20, 2010

TOTD recently enjoyed our end of term coffee morning all about spices. Much was learnt about the origins and uses of various spices and some delicious examples of their use in cookery were eaten.

Michael McIntyre has a wonderfully funny sketch about herbs and spices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az080LXT7FA

I’m sure many of you will recognise your own spice cupboards!!

Leslie Nielsen, 1926-2010

December 13, 2010

Canadian actor, Leslie Nielsen, sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago. After starting out acting in serious roles, he made his name in spoof comedy films such as Airplane, the Naked Gun Trilogy and Spy Hard. Here is a Wikipedia entry with links to various websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Nielsen

A Bad First Day at Work

October 19, 2010

Here is a clip from the BBC with a good example of how NOT to behave on that all-important first day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoMpR78_xt0&feature=related

WARNING: Contains some slightly strong language.

BBC Comedy Library

August 3, 2010

The BBC has launched a new website containing classic clips from it’s comedy archive, clips from upcoming shows and new comedy made exclusively for the website. This is an impressive archive guaranteed to get you laughing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy

We at TOTD particularly enjoyed this clip from new BBC comedy ‘The Old Guys’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/clips/p008s494/the_old_guys_the_new_librarian/

Life After Death by Powerpoint 2010

July 23, 2010

This comedian nicely demonstrates how not to use PowerPoint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=KbSPPFYxx3o&feature=related

Dinner for One

October 15, 2008

One weirdness of the universe can be found in Sweden and Germany (and possibly other places as well – let us know if you know) around Christmas time.  Apparently their tv networks have a habit around that time of year of broadcasting a very old, very short film called _Dinner for One_ starring Freddy Frinton.  It’s a classic bit of English comedy but its almost entirely unknown in this country for some reason.

In case you’ve missed it or in case you want to laugh again, you can find it here:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K6UtT8NDW8Q

With apologies to any Swedes or Germans reading this for whom it is presumably a bit unseasonable.

How not to do PowerPoint

December 10, 2007

Students have to sit through them (and prepare them), academics have to create them (and upload them to WebCT/Victory), even library staff sometimes have to get in on the act.  But here’s a cautionary tale:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HLpjrHzgSRM

Mr Bean in the Library

November 21, 2007

Probably best to get this out of the way sooner rather than later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sWArmefCFk

Too painful to watch for some.