Her buns are the best!
August 28, 2013 7:20 AM   Subscribe

 
Man, I want to party with Patrick Stewart so bad.
posted by history_denier at 7:24 AM on August 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Which Shakespeare sonnet is that from?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:25 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Simple, really. When Patrick Stewart is giving you a master class, you hold the phone sideways.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:26 AM on August 28, 2013 [17 favorites]


I actually like the vertical framing with those feet on the bottom of the screen.
posted by cazoo at 7:27 AM on August 28, 2013 [18 favorites]


He gives master classes and foot massages?
posted by JanetLand at 7:28 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was so tortured by my love of this, I ended up seeing five takes.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:31 AM on August 28, 2013 [81 favorites]


Best Patrick Stewart Factoid: He's a gigantic Transmetropolitan fan and sad that he aged out of the possibility of playing Spider Jerusalem.
posted by The Whelk at 7:32 AM on August 28, 2013 [34 favorites]


My takeaway is that a quadruple take involves temporarily turning into a horse.
posted by COBRA! at 7:34 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


To whom do those feet belong?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:34 AM on August 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


Also, just because any excuse to watch Stewart's tour de force from Extras is a good one...
posted by COBRA! at 7:35 AM on August 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


Yeah, I don't get the reflexive vertical video hate - I kind of like the idea that film makers have more choices in formatting their work in the here and now. I wish video sites and players and their attendant embedded tools did a better job detecting and accommodating vert-vids, tho.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:36 AM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Captain Picard is quite high.
posted by vibrotronica at 7:37 AM on August 28, 2013 [12 favorites]


ACTING
posted by zombieflanders at 7:37 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


To whom do those feet belong?

To his fiancée (and celebrated jazz singer) Sunny Ozell.
posted by fight or flight at 7:38 AM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


TPS, Wikipedia's entry for Patrick Stewart says he's engaged to someone named Sunny Ozell; the YT uploader is "madameozell." Take from that what you will.
posted by catch as catch can at 7:38 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


THERE ARE FOUR TAKES
posted by saladin at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2013 [96 favorites]


Take from that what you will.

That her buns are the best?
posted by zombieflanders at 7:40 AM on August 28, 2013 [7 favorites]


Aw man, MCMikeNamara beat me to it.
posted by saladin at 7:41 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


DYING
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:41 AM on August 28, 2013


Actually really helpful acting adviiiiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOHNOOOOO I JUST SLIPED ON A BANANAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:42 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


My takeaway is that a quadruple take involves temporarily turning into a horse.

I'm pretty sure that was a Three Stooge.
posted by DU at 7:44 AM on August 28, 2013


Potomac Avenue: "Actually really helpful acting adviiiiIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOHNOOOOO I JUST SLIPED ON A BANANAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



but by then it's too late.
posted by boo_radley at 7:46 AM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


saladin: "THERE ARE FOUR TAKES"

BEST. COMMENT. EVER!
posted by zarq at 7:48 AM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Simple, really. When Patrick Stewart is giving you a master class, you hold the phone sideways.

I blame youtube anymore. The people have spoken. They love their vertical videos. Time to make a player that accommodates them.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:48 AM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


Take from that what you will.

That her buns are the best?



My research is inconclusive regarding her buns, but the rest of her appears to be pretty rad, so extrapolating from that, we may conclude that her buns are indeed of superior quality ("best" being a term so subjective as to be meaningless - we all like different kinds of buns.)

My research also reveals that Sir Ian McKellan will be officiating their wedding. This concludes my work, as I must now go into the other room, so that I may explode with jealousy without damaging any valuable equipment.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:56 AM on August 28, 2013 [12 favorites]


I'm surprised he has to do a double take because I thought he'd already seen everything
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:58 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The obligatory PSA.
posted by Omon Ra at 7:59 AM on August 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


My research also reveals that Sir Ian McKellan will be officiating their wedding. This concludes my work, as I must now go into the other room, so that I may explode with jealousy without damaging any valuable equipment.

Stewart and McKellan are such BFFs that it's not even surprising that running an image search on either of their names and "partner" or whatever term of endearment comes up with both of them more than their actual partners. Stewart's Twitter feed is full of stuff like them cooking risotto at ComicCon or geeking out over cool things to do in Berkeley.
posted by zombieflanders at 8:02 AM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


I just want to hang out with Patrick Stewart all the time.
posted by jsturgill at 8:02 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Welp, now I have to watch Extras again.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 8:05 AM on August 28, 2013


There were totally five takes there, Picard.
posted by bpm140 at 8:08 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Captain Picard is quite high.

Stewart is currently in Berkeley, CA performing No Man's Land.

Being high while in Berkeley is........not unheard of.
posted by Frayed Knot at 8:09 AM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


They love their vertical videos.

No, they like holding their camera phone with the "top" upwards. A better designed phone would fix this problem.
posted by DU at 8:13 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


AskMe questions about how to date women should always include this video.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:14 AM on August 28, 2013 [7 favorites]


The vertical video keeps the banjo out of sight.
posted by maudlin at 8:16 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I watched this video this morning, and got a small crick in my neck from experimenting with different ways to do a quadruple take.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:19 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I trust we are all practicing this for meetups.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 8:26 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


I watched this video this morning, and got a small crick in my neck from experimenting with different ways to do a quadruple take.

My two-year-old daughter just nailed it. Although the her delivery of "Her buns are the best" was a little lackluster.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:27 AM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Captain Picard is quite high.

Evidently the replicator understood the air quotes around "tea."
posted by uncleozzy at 8:29 AM on August 28, 2013 [9 favorites]


Death, taxes and people on Metafilter complaining about videos shot in portrait mode.
posted by schwa at 8:38 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


After watching Sir Patrick, you must (absolutely must) watch the PSA that Omon Ra shared.

At the 2:10 mark, I laughed myself hoarse.
posted by zooropa at 8:49 AM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


A better designed phone would fix this problem.

I think you mean better designed camera software then.

And this is out there, but people don't use it. So again, I say this is out of choice and preference. It's not like they have no idea how the video will look. They are taking it this way on purpose because they like their vertical videos.

It's like trying to say internet browsers aren't meant to have searches in the URL field. Sometimes you have to go to how things are used, not how you'd like them to be.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:55 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I spent part of last week sick and spent so much time lying down, I adjusted my HTPC to portrait mode and watched things while sideways, surfing the net below the video. It was weirdly relaxing.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:58 AM on August 28, 2013


To be fair, the vertical format works with this video because it's skillfully framed and there's not a lot of panning. Last weekend, my wife and I were at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham and we saw a movie called 12 O'Clock Boys about illegal dirtbike gangs in Balitmore. Toward the end, there was mobile phone video of police chasing and beating a rider. It was shot by a panicked witness in portrait mode, so it was very shaky and there was lots of side-to-side motion. My wife, who is a video editor and who sometimes gets motion sickness from too much sloppy handheld video motion, had to flee the theater and puke.
posted by vibrotronica at 9:12 AM on August 28, 2013


Have deliberately taken vertical videos when I didn't want other stuff in the shot. Such as video of one of my kids, but not their friends.
posted by zarq at 9:16 AM on August 28, 2013


The babe & I met him a couple weeks ago! He was of course, utterly charming and sweet.

Me: People say he looks like you.
Sir Patrick: He does, but prettier.
Me: He doesn't know it yet but he's a fan.
Sir Patrick: Babies love me. They look at me and they see themselves.

The poor kid is going to grow up and be so pissed he doesn't remember this.
posted by annekate at 9:18 AM on August 28, 2013 [63 favorites]


So again, I say this is out of choice and preference. It's not like they have no idea how the video will look. They are taking it this way on purpose because they like their vertical videos.

I am hideously guilty of taking the vertical videos (and photos) but it's primarily due to how my iPhone feels in my rather small hands; it just feels more secure when I hold it vertically. So 9 times out of 10 I am one-handed OMG-capture-the-moment frentic*, I default to muscle memory and then promptly grit my teeth when I play it back.

*read: 10 month old who likes to do cutesy camera worthy things right up until Mommy gets the camera software launched...
posted by romakimmy at 9:24 AM on August 28, 2013


The poor kid is going to grow up and be so pissed he doesn't remember this.

Their head shapes are amazingly similar.
posted by yoink at 9:33 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


The poor kid is going to grow up and be so pissed he doesn't remember this

Not to pile on the Stewart-love, but that is a goddamn genuinely pleasant man right there. I want my kids to meet him.
posted by pencroft at 9:41 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Which Shakespeare sonnet is that from?

It's not from a sonnet, dummy, it's from Hamlet; The Director's Cut at the end of the "To be or not to be" soliloquy:

"Soft you now, the fair Ophelia (her buns are the best!). Nymph, in thy Cinnabons be all my sins remembered?"
posted by yoink at 9:46 AM on August 28, 2013 [9 favorites]


Behold a man who is winning at life.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:54 AM on August 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


A better designed phone would fix this problem.

I think you mean better designed camera software then.


No, I mean the phone itself.

Look at the iPhone. The off button is on the "top" and the main button is on the "bottom". The volume is on the side. That's the default way to hold the phone and is the way you both text and do actual phonecalls. Why would it not be the way you take pictures and videos too?

But yes, you can often fix hardware problems in software. Maybe make a CCD that will work equally well in both directions or, if it already does, autorotate the video (or ask the user if they want to).
posted by DU at 9:54 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think I'mma need my new ringtone to be Sir Patrick Stewart saying "Her buns are the best!" over and over again.

Downside: I will never answer phone calls because I want to keep listening to it.
posted by coppermoss at 10:05 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Quick, someone write a panto in which Patrick Stewart plays the dame, says "her buns are the best" and performs the quadruple take.

This is necessary! For science!
posted by ocherdraco at 10:12 AM on August 28, 2013 [4 favorites]


What I don't understand is...
WHY AREN'T THOSE MY FEET???
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:14 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


What I don't understand is...
WHY AREN'T THOSE MY FEET???
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:14 PM on August 28


Uneponysterical.
posted by aught at 10:37 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]




Uneponysterical.

Eponylogical?
posted by yoink at 10:44 AM on August 28, 2013


My first cameraphone would crop the top and bottom when taking video so that if you held it vertical the image would still be the proper aspect ratio. I assume the reason they don't do that anymore is that if you cropped off pixels then it wouldn't be HAITCH DEEEEEE and we can't have that can we?
posted by ckape at 10:57 AM on August 28, 2013


Hm... apparently, when he was this old, she was this old!
posted by markkraft at 10:59 AM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hope there's a follow up for spit takes.
posted by Dr. Zira at 11:17 AM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Those helmets in the I Claudius clip look awfully uncomfortable around the ears.
posted by bonobothegreat at 12:48 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Huh, same age as my dad. And my dad is in awfully good shape. Cool.
posted by KokuRyu at 1:37 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love this man so much.
posted by crossoverman at 2:08 PM on August 28, 2013


I really hope Sir Patrick just had a little froggie in the throat that day, because he sounds a bit raspy and the idea of that magnificent voice getting struck down by an Old Man Rasp is too tragic to bear.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 2:24 PM on August 28, 2013


The vertical video format makes great viewing on a mobile phone. Increasingly that's what people are using to watch YT vids.
posted by panaceanot at 3:22 PM on August 28, 2013


The vertical video format makes great viewing on a mobile phone. Increasingly that's what people are using to watch YT vids.

No. Just turn your phone on its side.
posted by crossoverman at 3:42 PM on August 28, 2013


Also, as this is making the rounds, it seems like a lot of people are assuming he's high. Why? If you've ever seen him interviewed, this clip hardly seems out of character.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 4:03 PM on August 28, 2013


No. Just turn your phone on its side.

We have Patrick Stewart doing a single, double, triple, and even quintuple take... and you're talking about who's holding their phone right? That's like complaining that you don't like the way someone stands while looking at the Mona Lisa. Can't we all just agree that this is the kind of thing the Internet was made to share?
posted by Gygesringtone at 4:10 PM on August 28, 2013 [6 favorites]


Also, as this is making the rounds, it seems like a lot of people are assuming he's high. Why?

When he says he lost count, that's when I knew. How do you lose counting to four?
posted by crossoverman at 5:08 PM on August 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is adorable.
posted by homunculus at 5:45 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


To whom do those feet belong?

To his fiancée (and celebrated jazz singer) Sunny Ozell.


Previously.
posted by homunculus at 5:46 PM on August 28, 2013


cjorgensen: They are taking it this way on purpose because they like their vertical videos.

I think you're giving people way too much credit. These are the same people who navigate to Facebook by going to Google, typing in "facebook", and then clicking on the first search result.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:44 PM on August 28, 2013


In other news, I think we can all agree that we would like to blaze some dank Earl Green with Captain Picard.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 6:46 PM on August 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


How do you lose counting to four?

What? No one drinks any more?
posted by device55 at 8:12 PM on August 28, 2013


What? No one drinks any more?
Now by this time I'm plenty high,
You know when your mouth a-getting dry... you're plenty high
               -- George Thorogood

(Though the fact that you can't get drunk on replicator synthahol does tend to suggest the other kind of high)
posted by radwolf76 at 8:40 PM on August 28, 2013


(Though the fact that you can't get drunk on replicator synthahol does tend to suggest the other kind of high)

Picard's family were wine-makers right?

(Besides, Guinan kept a bottle of the green stuff behind the bar)
posted by device55 at 8:48 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ursula Hitler: "I really hope Sir Patrick just had a little froggie in the throat that day, because he sounds a bit raspy and the idea of that magnificent voice getting struck down by an Old Man Rasp is too tragic to bear."

There are *ahem* other reasons why one's voice might be temporarily huskier than usual. As mentioned, Berkeley…
posted by Lexica at 8:57 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Look at the iPhone. The off button is on the "top" and the main button is on the "bottom". The volume is on the side. That's the default way to hold the phone and is the way you both text and do actual phonecalls. Why would it not be the way you take pictures and videos too?


Fun fact: if one does manage to turn the iPhone on its side to take a properly horizontal photo or video, one can use the Volume Up button to take the picture or start/stop the video.
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:07 PM on August 28, 2013


Captain, we are detecting a rip in the fabric of spacetime. It appears to be eminating from a gif of you doing infinite takes.
posted by dry white toast at 9:25 PM on August 28, 2013


The buns line is from No Man's Land, the Pinter play that the bros are in right now and which I just returned from and which was awesome. :)
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:41 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


On overacting.
posted by cthuljew at 1:29 AM on August 29, 2013


Stewart and McKellan are such BFFs

Also, born fewer than 25 miles from each other. Which in part explains why both of them could probably do each others' ADR looping.
posted by dhartung at 2:06 AM on August 29, 2013


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It is, I suppose, theoretically possible for me to love Patrick Stewart more than I do.
posted by biscotti at 5:04 PM on August 29, 2013


The vertical video format makes great viewing on a mobile phone. Increasingly that's what people are using to watch YT vids.

On my android device, at least, this video is always shown with the side bars, even when I hit the fullscreen button, which means the video is always going to be relatively small. This is probably because YouTube (or something else during the upload process) actually added the side bars, so my phone has no clue that it could just show it fullscreen vertically.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 1:05 PM on August 30, 2013


Prof. Stewart does not tolerate speaking out in class.
posted by ogooglebar at 3:09 PM on September 3, 2013


Yes, married.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 8:01 AM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Dear god click on this link and look at the photo of Sir Ian McKellen in his priestly getup....and the hair....this is great.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 8:08 AM on September 9, 2013


Elmo!
posted by homunculus at 6:57 PM on September 14, 2013


Patrick Stewart’s Wedding Details: ‘Everyone Was Really, Properly Drunk’

I am happy in a way I've not been in years. Congrats, you crazy kids!
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:24 AM on September 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


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