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by chrissycubana » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:21 am

Wow - what a fascinating connection! Nice find #thumbsup# .
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by gezyka » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:06 am

jemaineclemaine99 wrote:Hi everyone! I'm new here and don't think this has been posted yet....I'm reading Steve Jobs' biography (absolutely fascinating btw) and lo and behold on page 424, when talking about Steve Jobs and U2:

"When Bono hurt his back in 2010 and had to cancel a tour, Powell (Jobs' wife) sent him a gift basket with a DVD of the comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the book Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot, honey from her beehives, and pain cream. Jobs wrote a note and attached it to the last item, saying 'Pain Cream - I love this stuff.' "

Several times while reading the book I thought about Bret and Jemaine and how they are similar to Steve Jobs in the sense that they all think (thought) very much outside the box and how their creativity is so infectious, so to actually see FOTC mentioned in the book makes me beyond happy! ;D

Welcome! #wave# (and great username #lol#)

Thanks so much for sharing this! So cute. #love3# I can definitely see the comparison you make between the guys and Steve Jobs. Now I'm wondering if Bono is a fan too?
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by emira » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:43 pm

Hi there! Welcome!

Thanks for sharing with us with this story. I've never heard of it. It showes Steve Jobs had a good sense of humour. #thumbsup#

gezyka wrote:Now I'm wondering if Bono is a fan too?


Probably he was watching them from the backstage twice in Dublin two years ago. I can even suspect that it was him who started chanting Waltzing Matilda! ;D
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by onlyalways » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:44 am

emira wrote:
gezyka wrote:Now I'm wondering if Bono is a fan too?


Probably he was watching them from the backstage twice in Dublin two years ago. I can even suspect that it was him who started chanting Waltzing Matilda! ;D


Is that when they started going "We're into whatever Bono is into" during the Think About It banter? :P
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by emira » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:29 am

onlyalways wrote:
emira wrote:
gezyka wrote:Now I'm wondering if Bono is a fan too?


Probably he was watching them from the backstage twice in Dublin two years ago. I can even suspect that it was him who started chanting Waltzing Matilda! ;D


Is that when they started going "We're into whatever Bono is into" during the Think About It banter? :P


Does that mean that if Bono is into them = FOTC is into FOTC? #hmm#
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by chrissycubana » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:28 am

emira wrote:
Does that mean that if Bono is into them = FOTC is into FOTC? #hmm#


I think that is the only logical conclusion here.

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by wrigoo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:24 pm

Vince Gilligan? (creator of Breaking Bad)

A similar joke was featured in the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, which also features Constabile in a supporting role. Gilligan said he was not aware of that joke at the time, but watched it after conceiving of the Gale joke and researching karaoke. He said of it: "It was freaking hilarious. It's brilliant. And then I was thinking, 'Oh shit, should we even do this now, because how can it be as good as those guys?'"
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by blondesnotbombs » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:28 pm

wrigoo wrote:Vince Gilligan? (creator of Breaking Bad)


Oh, nice one! #thumbsup# I think he definitely counts, and judging from the conversation that quote was pulled from, I think Bryan Cranston can be added to the list as well.

Michelle MacLaren: Was it inspired by Flight of the Condor? ( #fingerwave# )

Vince Gilligan: You know what, it was not, but the trouble is then we saw, we started looking up karaoke videos and we saw the one from Flight of the Conchords which is freaking hilarious.

Bryan Cranston: Oh no way! I must have missed that one.

Vince: It's brilliant.

Bryan: Wow.

Vince: And then I was thinking, 'Oh shit, should we even do this now, because how can it be as good as those guys?'"

Bryan: Sure.

Vince: I mean, 'cause that's a great one.

Bryan: I gotta see that. Love that show.

Vince: It's a great show.
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by onlyalways » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:37 pm

wrigoo wrote:Vince Gilligan? (creator of Breaking Bad)

A similar joke was featured in the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, which also features Constabile in a supporting role. Gilligan said he was not aware of that joke at the time, but watched it after conceiving of the Gale joke and researching karaoke. He said of it: "It was freaking hilarious. It's brilliant. And then I was thinking, 'Oh shit, should we even do this now, because how can it be as good as those guys?'"


I love Breaking Bad. I'm glad he kept the scene, even if it immediately reminded me of FOTC... made worse by the fact that Doug David was the one singing.

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by emira » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:41 am

onlyalways wrote:ETA: By the way, welcome! #wave#


Yes, welcome wrigoo a.k.a. Ulas #wave#
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by chrissycubana » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:39 pm

wrigoo wrote:Vince Gilligan? (creator of Breaking Bad) writer of some of my favorite X-Files episodes!* (SQUEE!!!)


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by blondesnotbombs » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:23 pm

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During the panel, Portia said she marathoned Breaking Bad all summer, but her current favorite is Homeland, which she watches at home with wife Ellen DeGeneres. Because both of those shows are heavy dramas, I asked what kind of comedies they enjoy.

"Honestly, my top three comedies, and I have to include Arrested Development because it really is my favorite, I'm very lucky," Portia said, "is the original Office with Ricky [Gervais] and Flight of the Conchords. I loved Flight of the Conchords so much. I can rewatch that I just love it. They're great guys."


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by caiknbake » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:29 pm

awww, portia! #love3# #excited2#
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