Friday, August 18, 2017

99 Luft Balloons

Not everyone enjoyed the clip of Tracy Ullman playing German Chancellor Merkel. No matter, I think this one, while quite long, and I haven't watched it to the end, but I may do so by the time this is published, is pretty good (note to self, nasty sentence construction, correct later) .

I read in an electric newspaper that Chancellor Merkel has come up from behind and it now looks like she will be Chancellor for another term in government. For a young teenage German, she is the only Chancellor they have ever known. Mind boggling. The story was accompanied by a photo, and Mein Gott, how good is Tracey Ullman's made up impersonation.

I just love how in this clip Frau Merkel passes by Westminster on a London bus tour and yells with her fists thrown up, come out Theresa and I will fight you.  6:07

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  1. I haven't watched all of it yet, but it definitely has its moments.

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    1. EC, I just can't get past the likeness to Merkel.

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  2. Ullman is excellent. Some of her other characters are equally good (Camilla P-B for example).

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    1. Cro, I thought her Camilla was overacted, but then I haven't really seen Camilla in action, so maybe it wasn't.

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  3. Not a huge lover of Ullman but she has Merkel off to a tee.

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    1. Indeed she does, Marie. I think I can remember years ago being a bit bored by Ullman.

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  4. That clip is really good, thank you, loved all the red balloons. I thought that last joke was funny, 'hiding a couple of Syrians in Nina's armpits'

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    1. River, you have shamed me. I must listen closely to the lyrics. I know they are good.

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  5. I am actually in Holland with German friends. I showed them your video and they were belly sick of laughing !!

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    1. Gattina, and as was pointed out in the clip, Germans have no sense of irony, but it seems they are easily amused. What are you doing in Holland? Visiting you son?

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  6. Oh those crazy world leaders, if only they were so fun.

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    1. Generally they are a dull lot, Strayer. Not Jussie to your north though, and I think Obama might have been fun at times.

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  7. Love, love, love 😀😀 you always know how to cheer me up Andrew!

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  8. Grace, I am pleased to please. So much sadness, that we must find happy things and humour.

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