"The morning Jeff Goldblum came over and we sang at my piano."
July 14, 2015 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Sarah Silverman and Jeff Goldblum sing "Me & My Shadow" (Note: Quite adorable, but also shot vertically. You've been warned).
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (42 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
So good!
posted by a lungful of dragon at 3:12 PM on July 14, 2015


I'm a fan of both Silverman and Goldblum, and seeing them together doing this bizarro cabaret act is off-the-charts adorable.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:20 PM on July 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Well, jeez, this is an argument to bring back Vaudeville.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:27 PM on July 14, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'll look for their inevitable show at Largo.
posted by mykescipark at 3:30 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


THE CUTENESS BURNS!
posted by lumpenprole at 3:39 PM on July 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


NOW KISSSS
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:56 PM on July 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Holy cow that was wonderful!
posted by annathea at 4:12 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Facebook deals with vertical video fine now. Google needs to sort this out.
posted by howfar at 4:41 PM on July 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


Well, jeez, this is an argument to bring back Vaudeville.
Sarah's already got that covered.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:57 PM on July 14, 2015


Yeah, this whole thing seemed so effortlessly vaudevillian, it made me think they could have made a good go of it back in the day. I could also imagine them as old-time radio comedians, singing songs and trading patter with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Was all that patter about Largo and stuff improv'ed, or were they doing somebody else's old act? The line in the song about Bobby Kennedy made me think this was a cover of somebody's cover from 1960-something.)
posted by Ursula Hitler at 5:06 PM on July 14, 2015


This video is totally fun, but is a perfect example of why I dislike vertical video. Their faces are half cut off! It looks like a bad pan and scan VHS transfer thanks to that. Happily, the real content in this case is the audio, so it's not full bore infuriating as it otherwise might be.

Horizontally, it would still be an intimately close shot at that distance, but would not make them look like they each had one side of their face vaporized by some Reagan-era Star Wars experiment gone awry.
posted by wierdo at 5:08 PM on July 14, 2015


I love Jeff Goldblum, but I wouldn't let that smooth turkey anywhere near my girlfriend.
posted by echocollate at 5:09 PM on July 14, 2015 [19 favorites]


Hehehe hrrr... earrr eh-hehehehe huh! HA-har! HYA-haa!
posted by cmoj at 5:16 PM on July 14, 2015 [3 favorites]


a perfect example of why I dislike vertical video

A perfect example of why I dislike burned food and cars that won't start.

The video is wonderful, two people I really like having an honest ball of fun, yay.
posted by Cosine at 5:35 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Jeff Golblum has past form for this song. Sarah makes it, though.
posted by cromagnon at 5:41 PM on July 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


For the love of god, do not read the comments on that clip.
posted by misterbee at 5:42 PM on July 14, 2015


Who decides who gets to be a "power couple" anyway? I really don't give a good god damn about Justin and Jessica, or Blake and Ryan, but I kind of want to know everything about what Sarah and Jeff are doing all the time.


NO, I DON'T CARE THAT THEY'RE NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 5:47 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


love it
posted by greenhornet at 5:52 PM on July 14, 2015


She's still with Martin Sheen, right? Now *there's* an adorable couple.
posted by mmiddle at 5:54 PM on July 14, 2015


She's still with Martin Sheen, right

Michael Sheen, not Martin Sheen, though I suspect you were picturing the right person.
posted by brainmouse at 5:58 PM on July 14, 2015


Wow, Charlie is her stepson. ;)
posted by Cosine at 6:05 PM on July 14, 2015


Yeah, the vertical video makes it pretty much unwatchable.
No matter what the content, poorly formatted content is poor content.
posted by MrBobaFett at 6:06 PM on July 14, 2015


echocollate: "I love Jeff Goldblum, but I wouldn't let that smooth turkey anywhere near my girlfriend."

Apropos of nothing (well, not "nothing", but whatever), the number one Google result for "smooth turkey" is this youtube video.
posted by mhum at 6:09 PM on July 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Flashing 12:00 > SD content on an HD television > Vertical video

The more things change.
posted by Cosine at 6:13 PM on July 14, 2015


That video is the musical equivalent of hugging a whole basket of kittens.
posted by batbat at 6:23 PM on July 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


It would be so simple for YouTube to program a vertical video player. But I guess no one out of their 700,000 employees is available to do it right now.
posted by fungible at 6:48 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


fungible, the problem isn't the orientation of the player, the problem is the orientation of the scene the video is capturing.

last comment on the vertical video topic from me, I pinkie swear
at least in this thread

posted by wierdo at 7:02 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Aww, Sarah Silverman..."
"No no no, that's i-"[video ends]
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:54 PM on July 14, 2015


All I can think about now is that Jeff Goldblum still has a career at 62 raking in millions on any project he wants to take on and in 18 years when Sarah Silverman is 62 she can retire her iphone that she doesn't know how to orient to shoot videos because nobody will ever call her for any job whatsoever even though she's absolutely brilliant because gender.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 8:24 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


So I am still mostly straight but god damn am I ever more attracted to JG in this video than SS, and SS is a delight.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:41 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Are these two not professionals? Don't they know how cameras work?
posted by fredludd at 10:43 PM on July 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


The campaign against 'vertical video' is a bunch of old people who don't even conceive of the idea that people are watching video on the exact same devices that the video was captured on, and almost certainly holding them vertically as they do.
posted by Space Coyote at 11:08 PM on July 14, 2015 [7 favorites]


Damnably charming, when do they start filming their Grant/Hepburn-style screwball comedy?
posted by threecheesetrees at 2:19 AM on July 15, 2015


in 18 years when Sarah Silverman is 62 she can retire her iphone that she doesn't know how to orient to shoot videos because nobody will ever call her for any job whatsoever even though she's absolutely brilliant because gender.

I don't know. Silverman is well into her forties and she's still doing fine. Granted she still looks younger, but people don't seem to be getting tired of her or anything. I think that has a lot to do with her being a genuinely funny talk show guest as well as a creator of her own edgy but popular comedy. She's not just an actor, she's a personality. People like Meg Ryan can struggle as they age out of their ingenue days, but Silverman could have a long, Joan Rivers-ish career ahead of her as she gets older. (Well, I'm a Silverman fan and I was not a fan of Rivers, but you know what I mean.) As long as she stays funny, I think she'll be quite welcome on talk shows at least.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 3:40 AM on July 15, 2015


Resuscitated snails and a charming duet--Good Day on MeFi
posted by rmhsinc at 3:41 AM on July 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


The campaign against 'vertical video' is a bunch of old people who don't even conceive of the idea that people are watching video on the exact same devices that the video was captured on, and almost certainly holding them vertically as they do.

Those oh-so-relevant youngsters could just as easily hold those devices horizontally. Shooting horizontally annoys zero people.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:52 AM on July 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I know I promised not to bring it up again, but FFS, this snark is so freaking annoying when the rationale is right here in this very thread, and has nothing to do with complaining just for the sake of complaining:

The campaign against 'vertical video' is a bunch of old people who don't even conceive of the idea that people are watching video on the exact same devices that the video was captured on, and almost certainly holding them vertically as they do.

No, it's really not. Please read what is written, rather than making assumptions. It's not hard; all you have to do is scroll up.
posted by wierdo at 11:58 AM on July 15, 2015


Those oh-so-relevant youngsters could just as easily hold those devices horizontally.

Actually, no. It's harder. That's why people don't do it. And no convincing rationale has been presented. It's just such a tedious thing to go on about. Like being irritated by people talking on mobiles on trains. Be irritated, I guess, but no one is going to be able to avoid judging you for it.
posted by howfar at 10:40 AM on July 16, 2015


Actually, no. It's harder.

Ha! Wow. Okay. Are kids really that stupid? You just gotta turn it sideways, ffs.
posted by Sys Rq at 4:30 PM on July 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


How many people do you see holding their phones in landscape mode on the train? There's a reason for that.
posted by howfar at 1:11 PM on July 18, 2015


Wrist immobility?

But seriously, people watch landscape movies and games on phones all the time. I really don't know what you're on about.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:45 PM on July 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


The campaign against 'vertical video' is a bunch of old people who don't even conceive of the idea that people are watching video on the exact same devices that the video was captured on, and almost certainly holding them vertically as they do.

Well, that and ethics in game journalism, or something.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:24 PM on July 20, 2015


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