Which reminds me, I streamed Sir Terry Pratchett’s “The Colour of Magic” the other day. The Luggage, brrrrr! (Tim Curry is perfect as Trymon, BTW.)
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Purplehead)
Ahhh – a Tuxedo, also known as Magpies – wonderful, affectionate felines. And all of ’em in this country are descendants of the first ones, known as “shipboard ratters,” which arrived in New Amsterdam in the early 1600’s aboard Dutch frigates. They earned their keep, by controlling the rats which chewed into the wooden casks of the sailors’ foodsfuffs in the ships’ holds,
Our Tuffie-2 looks identical to that luggage inhabitant!
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Thank you, julesmomcat for this history of the Tuxedo ! That’s MY Boy !!!! We love that Boy SOO much. He’s 11 yrs. And seems to be still pretty damn healthy.
He up chucks seconds after eating, but, the vet couldn’t find anything wrong with him.
Anyway, They’re called “Magpies”. Isn’t that a “bird” class?? A Jerk name?! OH NOES!! What will TG say?!?!? TEE HEE Ha HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahh – he’s purrr-ecious!
Aren’t we blest to be owned by these special fuzzers? (I invented the wurd – a cross between ‘fuzzies’ and ‘purr-ers’) They make our lives SO much better! Tuffie creates the warmest spot on my lap, while I’m on this laptop; cannot imagine life without him, and DippityDo, our resident Calico queen.
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Why was I not told? Were you keeping this from me, TG? FWIW, there is also Going Postal, which is a personal favorite as it was my first (well, second, after Good Omens) TP book…
If you haven’t already, you may want to watch Hogfather.
I’m suggesting a MPS quiz to nominate an alternate portrayer or identity for Teatime.
And who would win between Teatime and the Luggage?
LOVED it. Waiting for the next Holiday Season…
Did you get the commentary from Pratchett, the one where he learned how tough acting was? His example was seven(sp) takes to accomplish the difficult task of walking across the room – and it didn’t make the final cut so the wardrobe department’s excellent work on his shoes never made it to the screen.
I think this was that movie.
I love Going Postal. I think I liked it better than the book, even (forgive me Sir Terry).
The Colour of Magic was fun, but while I think Sean Astin was perfect as Twoflowers, I thought Rincewind was miscast. I guess I always thought of the character as being more James Garner, you know, brave in spite of himself, more of a reluctant hero than an accidental one. But I probably have a too-American perspective on that architype.
PS, Hogfathers is probably going to be my next Pratchett movie. I have not read the book though.
I thought Rincewind was well cast. Someone who has followed the Peter Prinicple, being elevated one or two stations above his level of competency. Also, I found the Luggage to be unbearably cute, although probably lacking several pairs of legs…
The final scene with the Luggage was totally sweet. That’s how almost every pet I’ve ever had has adopted me.
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Awww – those are the best pets, too.
I had thought of Rincewind as a younger fellow and, when illustrated, he was usually taller, skinnier and did not have nearly as lush of a beard.
I did hear that David Jason got the part partly by begging for it. I don’t know if it’s true, but anyone who could ask to be Rincewind, knowing who Rincewind is, probably deserved the role. Er… any way you look at that.
The book is really good, much more in depth and kind of creepy than the movie (which is creepy enough). I also did not read the book until after seeing the movie, I think unlike a lot of other source material, it does not seem to damage the Discworld in which order you go at it, which, somehow, seems quite appropriate to me…
I always pictured Rincewind almost exactly as in the movie. An older guy, who managed to hide his lack of accomplishment in the tall weeds of an academic environment, in which he aged comfortably with no hazard or danger until ….this happened.
I was influenced by the illustrations, and also by the long arc of his story after The Colour of Magic. He’d have to be about 80 by the time he visits Australia-equivalent and starts every morning with a sprint – I thought.
Anyway, sounds like I was on the wrong side of academia to recognize Rincewind properly. Or possibly on the wrong side of journalism, given Sir Terry’s CV.
What? How have I missed all these Pratchett movies/series? What I get for not following British TV. The recent Good Omens miniseries was absolutely brilliant, but I’m sure you all know that.
None of this is available on any streaming service I subscribe to. I haven’t been to the local library since March but they’re doing curbside service for their usual online reserves, so maybe now’s the time.
I was upset, too! I may never forgive Tengrain! He may become elevated on my Branes to be et list!
What, no toilet paper lure?
(it works on two levels)
we are fortunate that Father Terry left so much work behind, but that’s not to say we can’t also wish for more…
I will probably go at Good Omens again b before long. Disappointed at the lack of Queen Greatest Hits, though…
Good Omens was my introduction to Pratchett, and it’s been a on-going friendship since. I think no matter what I would be disappointed in the movie, so I’ve been holding out on seeing it.
It really is the ultimate caper-buddy story.
I wouldn’t hold back. The movie is true enough to the text, the primary casting is near-perfect (Jon Hamm!) and there are some lovely added bits that are obv Gaiman, but so true to Pratchett. I wouldn’t be afraid of being disappointed; the series format allowed for the depth to be developed….
Also tons of fun is the Bromeliad Trilogy. Bought it for my son when he was getting into Potter, but he never even finished HHGTTG, so I suspect he never even started it. I, however, loved it.
will be my 3rd watch thru. Make of that what you will (after all, I make it a habit to watch Tubi)
when I say “lack of Queen Greatest Hits” I don’t mean to imply there is NO Queen Greatest Hits. Just that if I was music director, it would have been LOTS more…
Speaking of soundtracks, though, I was Tapping the Tubi again today, and watched a booby flick called Elektra Luxx (many amusing cameos) but perhaps most amusing is that much of the music was pulled from Robyn Hitchcock’s discography…. “If You Were A Priest”, indeed…
Best followup role to LOTR: Seann William Scott in hockey movie Goon with Liev Schreiber….makes a GREAT double feature with Slap Shot, and it doesn’t even matter which order you watch them!
Also, and furthermore, when is Tim Curry NOT perfect?
Only when the script is too badly written. And even then… near perfect.
Zimbo would like a word with you.
Tim Curry is always appropriate. (He did this song with Tracey Ullman on her show, but it was obliterated by voiceovers)
Love it, I have it on vinyl,
I don’t have this one though
Well, somebody had to map it!
me too, on the vinyl. much overlooked album.
Also, note the multiple pornstaches in the band…
Am I the only one?
Young Tim Curry on stage always remind me of Freddy Mercury.
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