01-05-09 - Seattle Food

DAMN ! I've been wanting to go La Spiga for a while, and in fact we wanted to go last night but they're closed on Sunday (like so many places; it's annoying how so much is closed Sunday here, it's one of my favorite nights to go out to eat). Today I pop on the Iron Chef on the TiVo, and lo... it's fucking Chef Tinsley from La Spiga. Now they're going to be all popular. Sigh.

Anyway, both her performance and Flay's on the Bean Battle were very poor. @@@ ...

Mitchell & Webb is probably the best show currently not available in the US.


MH said...
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MH said...

Ooh ooh. You found Mitchell and Webb!. I love those guys.

I got on this crazy UK panel show kick a bit ago, starting with QI (hosted by the awesome Stephen Fry).

David Mitchell is on a lot of the various panel shows, which lead me to the various Mitchell and Webb productions like M&W:L, Peepshow etc.

(Oh yeah, welcome to the 20th century television. Get with it, idiots).

cbloom said...

Oh yeah, I spotted Mitchell on some random panel show once.

I watched some of "A bit of Fry and Laurie" but it was just a bit too British for me.

gutshot said...

I've been watching a lot of British comedy lately. For the funniest show I've seen since the office (UK version, US one sucks) check out Nathan Barley.

Sam said...

Nathan Barley kicks ass! Some other great shows that people in Nathan Barely were involved in are:

- The Mighty Boosh
- Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe
- The Day Today
- Brass Eye
- Jam/Blue jam

Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris who are the main guys behind NB are both really interesting guys and do some really good stuff. If you like abstract bizarre absurd humour definitely check out Jam or Blue jam (blue jam is a radio version of Jam).

Another funny UK show is Black Books.

cbloom said...

Okay I found Nathan Barley on the interweb so will be checking that out. Cheers.

Tom Forsyth said...

Blue Jam has this awesome slightly drugged-out slow pacing that just drives you nuts. It's so full of suspense you just want to fast-forward to get to the punchline, but it's not quite slow enough that you can do that, and there might not be an actual punchline. I used to listen to it at 3am when I was really tired and underclocked, and it was just perfect.

cbloom said...

So Nathan Barley's not really my cup of tea. I find it rather frenetic and noisy and annoying. I guess that's intentional and all.

Anyway, on to Black Books...

Sam said...

One of the Brits here at work loves Garth Marenghi's Darkplace but I thought it was a bit of a one trick pony. Another good one is Green Wing, a hospital comedy/drama (but don't think Scrubs).

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