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Lego Eddie Izzard
February 8, 2008 2:31 PM   Subscribe

Lego Eddie Izzard (full set here).
posted by jonson (27 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm afraid you have to marry me now, Jonson.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 2:34 PM on February 8, 2008


Two great tastes that I wouldn't physically eat, but still go well together.
posted by not_on_display at 2:37 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Woah... Eddie Izzard, stop-motion, and Lego dudes? This is like looking into my brain and seeing what makes it tick.
posted by quin at 2:41 PM on February 8, 2008


Brilliant.

I ♥ Eddie Izzard.*
posted by ericb at 2:52 PM on February 8, 2008


From the comments at the profile page of the YouTube user who made/posted the videos:
"eddie izzard was being awarded at my University in Dublin and he mentioned how good your lego videos are. he said theyre really funny and its great how people do this kinda thing even though they make no money and that he'd like to meet you."
So, it appears that Izzard appreciates the Lego homage.
posted by ericb at 2:57 PM on February 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Soooo good. One of my coworkers is wondering why I'm snickering like a school girl.

Got hooked on izzard after a girl I know listed him among her influences/favorite comedians. I duly checked into him during a year long pursuit of her heart, in that great way of getting to know someone unfolding like the layers of a closed magnolia. Slow dancing with her was like a never ending almost-hug.

Never forget the feeling when she told me that she wanted to
just.
be.
friends.
Blood contracted from my veins as though they had been sucked out with a vacuum. Years later she's chasing some son of a preacherman who's into sustainable agriculture (read cow shit). But at least I can laugh out loud for hours at some of the funniest material in modern comedy. Anna are you out there?

Blockbuster is(are) a bunch of punks for not carrying his work. Let them wither and die on the retail vine.
posted by ilovemytoaster at 3:04 PM on February 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Fan-made Music Videos on YouTube Draw Admiration from 'The Boss' No Less
"Not only music is re-visualized online; standup comedy bits are often brought to life. One video-poster named Thorn2200 (who identifies himself as a 15-year-old) has created nearly a dozen Lego-animation videos to correspond with Eddie Izzard's standup.

Here , he illustrates Izzard's 'Death Star Canteen' bit, complete with a miniature Darth Vader.

How bands and other artists greet these unofficial videos can be awkward. Have them removed, you risk alienating your fans; leave them and you give up a part of your branding."
posted by ericb at 3:06 PM on February 8, 2008


I would have liked to see the Lego of "covered in bees!" but I suppose that would be tricky.
posted by msalt at 3:19 PM on February 8, 2008


The Next Rick Roll from Thorn2200. [NOT IZZARDIST]
posted by wendell at 3:29 PM on February 8, 2008


Eddie Izzard - Covered In Bees .
posted by ericb at 3:29 PM on February 8, 2008


(Not actually Eddie Izzard)
posted by sebastienbailard at 3:55 PM on February 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


I wanna go shopping with Eddie.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:20 PM on February 8, 2008


The only man I know who actually does look better dressed as a woman. Oh and the one from that movie. And probably dozens of others who I don't even realize are men.

I'll start again: The only Euro-centric standup comic I know who actually does look better dressed as a woman. With two zs in his name.
posted by DU at 4:51 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also: As well done as these are, 63% of the fun of Izzard is watching his face and body.

OK! We're going now! You've totally defeated us! We're just going to leave! And here's a big wooden horse! As is the custom!
posted by DU at 4:54 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm afraid you have to marry me now, Jonson.

I can't decide if I love jonson or Eddie Izzard more.
posted by tula at 6:15 PM on February 8, 2008


Please tell me he's offering cake or death.
posted by Talanvor at 7:02 PM on February 8, 2008


You can get eddie izzard for tom tom now.

Good bye john cleese.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:03 PM on February 8, 2008


wait, mrzrquon, are you saying you can get Eddie Izzard's voice on the tom tom navigator? Cause fucking hell sign me up!
posted by jonson at 7:31 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


The first link, the Darth Vader canteen bit, had me laughing so hard that I was beyond crying. My dinner actually started to come back up. I had to go walk it off. TMI, I know.

Also, the Metafilter inline Youtube javascriptery thing is great. Love it!
posted by intermod at 7:53 PM on February 8, 2008


Anna are you out there?

tommy can you hear me?

Slow dancing with her was like a never ending almost-hug.

awwwwww! here, have some cake.
posted by CitizenD at 7:55 PM on February 8, 2008


I lived in Wisconsin, once, for a couple of months. I failed to poke a badger with a spoon. I fear my chance has passed and will not return.
posted by wrapper at 8:39 PM on February 8, 2008


This is great. I remember seeing him on the Circle tour and actually laughing so hard during the Death Star Canteen bit that I literally fell out of my seat and sat on the floor, sobbing. I am not laughing quite that hard this time, but it's close.
posted by scody at 9:04 PM on February 8, 2008


I'm with DU on this one: Izzard's gesture and physical delivery are not to be missed, sorry, Lego.
posted by subgear at 10:15 PM on February 8, 2008


are you saying you can get Eddie Izzard's voice on the tom tom navigator? Cause fucking hell sign me up!

Right this way...
posted by Tenuki at 12:34 AM on February 9, 2008


He's back doing a bit of a tour these days. I was lucky enough to snag two front row, dead center tix to see him in NY in two weeks. I had the same seats ( different theatre ), for Sexie when he was in NY last time. I would bear the man's children if I had the proper plumbing.
posted by zap rowsdower at 1:31 AM on February 9, 2008


Oooo, zap rowsdower, I have crap seats for next Saturday!
posted by ersatzkat at 5:25 AM on February 9, 2008


God, not just Eddie Izzard and Lego but Eddie Izzard doing a sketch about Star Wars and Star Wars Lego. Awesome.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:41 AM on February 10, 2008


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