Friday, March 14, 2008

Video 7: First Test Match - New Zealand vs. England

Here's another one for ya. The complete highlights of the first test match between New Zealand and England.

This viddy-blog has been rated "C" for Caution - some scenes contain mild peril and extreme twattery by England.

30 comments:

David Barry said...

Awesome stuff again. (Though it should me MMVIII, not MMXIII.)

The Atheist said...

OH BOLLOCKS!

I knew that there would be some rubbishy little mistake like that!

DAMMIT!

That's really annoying because I do know me Roman numbers. Bugger!

Straight Point said...

excellent work!!

on second thought...no...you should be jailed for torturing us to 'slow' death...

miriam said...

I haven't watched it properly because I'm waiting till I can watch it with sound, but I will say this: I'm glad to see that there is enough water in the flowers.

King Cricket said...

I was enjoying it anyway, but the Ambrose wicket upped the joy factor considerably.

You're getting worryingly adept at this.

And the word verification thing starts 'bbc'. Is this a sign?

Miss Field said...

Can they stop being so awesome, I have no other adjectives, and you're forcing me to betray just how inarticulate I really am.

Well done.

miriam said...

You ARE worryingly adept at this. I remember a time when you weren't sure whether you could even post a video to the site, and look at you now! (beams proudly in ayalac's direction).

The Atheist said...

Thank you all - the joys of unemployment, eh?

I'm a bit concerned at the "getting" good remarks.

What about my first ones? They were...they were....rubbish?

*cries*

miriam said...

You were always adept, you're now getting *worryingly* adept.

Miss Field said...

That's right. Are you taking requests?

The Atheist said...

Um....within reason. Anything involving an Australia victory is, of course, completely out of the question.

Miriam once asked me to put the Matthew-Hayden-hit-in-a-nasty-area incident into film. So, I'm sure I'd be happy to other requests.

Ben said...

The umpire has a nice collection of literature. Obviously a fan of John Wyndham (is that Lukas Parkes at the top of the stack?), and very impressed to see Madame Bovary there. However, does being a left-arm Chinaman mean that you have to read everything as a mirror-image?

Miss Field said...

Are you sure? Cos between you and me and the nineteen thousand other people who read your blog, it's Miriam's birthday soon (well, October) and she told me she'd love nothing more than a re-enactment of the fifth day of the third test in the last Ashes series. Strange request for an English person, I agree! I guess if you changed your mind it would probably be appropriate to have it ready by, say, May...

Jrod said...

Isnt being a viddy blogger a full time job?

Suave said...

Top drawer stuff, Mr Atheist.

What will you do when you start your new job as an international criminal mastermind?

miriam said...

I'd love a viddy blog of the last day of Adelaide, for when I ever need something to KILL MYSELF BY.

Talking of presents for me, did anyone here send me that cricket ball bottle opener? It's still a mystery.

miriam said...

I've just watched it properly with sound and it's EXCEPTIONAL. The poignancy! the depth of the raw emotion! the facial expressions on the blu-tak men! it's almost too much to bear.

The Atheist said...

Ben, you are very observant. The books are for my camera to sit on, I just forgot to move them in the shot. I habitually use Penguin classics for the job – nice and thin enabling easy change of angles. I bash to admit that I haven’t read Madam Bovary although I hear young Flaubert (pronounced “Flobber”) is an exciting up-and-coming author. Also, you’ve noticed that my camera reverses the footage. I have no idea why it does this – but it’s annoying when you’re trying shoot left hand bowlers.

Missy, if you want the English perspective of that day of cricket, I just you lock yourself in a darkened room and try and wail your way out. It’ll give you an idea of our experience.

Miriam, you’re too nice - the rawness of the emotion comes from the music. It was written by a friend, although he has refused me to credit him with his real name (“I don’t my name associated with your silly films”) so he gave me a pseudonym, which turns out to be a basket ball player.

So, if you want to find out about his music you should, er, wink?

miriam said...

wink? what? *confusion reigns*

cc45tom said...

Incoherent with laughter - directed here via King Cricket - don't know whether it was the expiring Bell or Sid's rampant hair growth - or the murderously falling hedgehog...

Catherine said...

This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I laughed very loudly during most of it, especially Ryan Hairybottom's hat-trick and the advert for the England team. Simply superb.

The Atheist said...

Hullo, glad you enjoyed it and thank you very much for the kind words.

Anything for the fans.

Miss Field said...

Except the third Ashes test.

The Atheist said...

It's a widely known fact, Missy, that the third Ashes test simply did not happen.

They jumped straight from the beatings of the second test to the beatings in the fourth.

miriam said...

atheist, next time you do an M&S-style advert, i'll do the voice for you.

The Atheist said...

Is this a childhood ambition revealing itself?

miriam said...

Well not a childhood ambition, given that the adverts are only a year or so old, but an ambition. An adulthood ambition.

For comedic effect you should play "je t'aime moi non plus" for the background music.

Miss Field said...

It didn't happen? Well here's your chance to bring the truth to the masses.

I was there, I can tell you what happened.

The Atheist said...

Is beauty is truth, then an Australian victory does not count.

It's not pretty, therefore, it is not true.

It very happened. You just deluded yourself in a big field, or something, Missy. Sorry to be the one that told you this.

Miriam, I don’t really have an answer for a women who wants to do a voice over for “j’taime.”

Anonymous said...

Brilliant video, I've only just found the blog. Just proves my theory that cheap british comedy is quite often the best kind.

Keep up the work.

p.s. was it deliberately arty towards the end? because the cello(?) made it seem very sad.