mandag 29. november 2010

Don't call him Shirley!

The death yesterday of Leslie Nielsen, at the ripe old age of 84, is one of those that reminds one (that is me) of pleasures had but, if not forgotten, then ... not thought about in a while.

Nielsen was a great actor. His very prescence was funny. Often funnier than the lines he was given, to tell the truth. The clip above starts with eighteen seconds of fantastic comedy. The rest is ... OK. You may skip that.

As a vampirologist, I find Nielsen's performance a special a special joy, though. He actually was a really good Dracula. He should have been cast for a straight Dracula movie.

What I, as an ex-curler and curling fan, really wanted to show you, was a clip from the Canadian curling comedy Men With Brooms, which shows a slightly different side to Nielsen. But YouTube won't let me embed that, so you must watch it in situ.

RIP, Leslie Nielsen. Seriously ... Shirley!

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