Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Day Hangover...

Surprisingly, your humble narrator hasn't got one, but if you do... and even if you don't, I have quite the thing for you.
A heaping helping of Richard E. Grant, perhaps best known as Withnail from the cult film Withnail and I. The film is the most touching portrayal of drunken bohemian squalor filled friendship I can think of, alternating between hilarious and sad. You can view it in bite-sized chunks by clicking the title link, where you will also find interviews with the cast and crew, and instructions on a drinking game for the film. Though, I must warn you that the drinking game followed exactly is recipe for disaster, if not actual fatality through alcohol poisoning.

We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here, and we want them now.

If the misadventures of wasted youth are not your cup of tea, you might be more entertained by Posh Nosh, in which Grant plays Simon Marchmont, a soused and snobby gourmand.

If click through the above video and go to Youtube, you'll find several more of these great shorts, which originally aired on the BBC.

Well, Happy New Year to you. I'm off to scare up some victuals.
So, does anyone know what wine goes best with black-eyed peas?

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