Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Casting Choices

I may have to turn in my nerd card for admitting this (and paleo and zrm will probably disown me), but I've never been a Dr Who fan... I have nothing against the show, but it has never grabbed me. Indeed, I believe I have seen the "Brain of Morbius" episode more times than I've seen every other episode combined. That being said, I should be happy that the new Dr Who will be a paisan- it'll be nice to see a Vespa-riding, Capezio-wearing, cappuccino drinking Dr Who. There's a part of me that's a little disappointed, though, that Shane MacGowan wasn't given the role of the Doctor. Who wouldn't like a drug-addled, foul-mouthed, snaggle-toothed Doctor Who?





Just to make myself a little sadder at what could have been, here's the hilariously filthy Bottle of Smoke, in
which Cousin Shane drops a ton of F-bombs, singing about a big gambling win at the track:





By now, I'd bet that you are also miffed that Shane wasn't cast as Doctor Fucking Who.

10 comments:

mikey said...

Yeah. I've never seen even a portion of a single episode of Dr. Who, I don't even know the premise.

Some bits of pop culture grab me, but many just don't. It's not that I'm opposed to it, when something grabs me, whether it's Ally McBeal, Buffy, Resident Evil (movies, not vidGames), Sports Night, Justified or The Goddam Walking Dead, I embrace it joyfully - it's not like my life is that full of interesting and challenging inputs. But Dr. Who always fell into the category of X Men and Star Trek - just things that didn't speak to me.

I have, however, been all over the Twitter Machine claiming that the new Dr. Who was going to be Jake, from State Farm...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have, however, been all over the Twitter Machine claiming that the new Dr. Who was going to be Jake, from State Farm...

Not Flo from Progressive?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Confession time, I think "Flo" is kinda hot.

paleotectonics said...

Confession time, I think "Flo" is kinda hot.

Yes, we know, jeepers, all of LiveJournal knows. And although you are certainly creative, if sort of ignoring laws of physics and any sense of scale (4" is not a ft.), you are one sick puppy.

paleotectonics said...

I have, however, been all over the Twitter Machine claiming that the new Dr. Who was going to be Jake, from State Farm...

Speaking as an enormous nerd...
...
...that's funnier than hell!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

And although you are certainly creative, if sort of ignoring laws of physics and any sense of scale (4" is not a ft.), you are one sick puppy.

Hey, now, I didn't say I thought the GEICO gecko was hot.

Anonymous said...

You are so sexy

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Exterminate! Exterminate!
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Syrbal/Labrys said...

I am also not a Dr. Who fan, I've seen bits and pieces of the various Doctor 'eras' and just didn't get it. However, I absolutely loved "Torchwood". So, maybe I get a nerd sun visor?

Aunt Snow said...

I don't care about no doctor Who, but I loves me some Pogues.