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Just in case you haven’t seen this clever, funny send-up of The Hobbit from SNL, take a gander. ūüėÄ Seems Thorin doesn’t have the CReAtor’s gift for DIY.

Me + Richard Armitage

Via many tweets at Twitter.


The spoofer isn’t much like Armitage voice-wise (the one who does Freeman is excellent), but I liked the jokes.

ETA: Thanks, Phylly3, for youtube link:



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Sunday SmoRgAsbord: More Early RA

Richard as stagedoor Johnny Percy Courtney in "Marie Lloyd."

Richard as stagedoor Johnny Percy Courtney in “Marie Lloyd.”


vlcsnap-00050-1Oh, Paul, you misbehaved in the worst kind of way but you are a sexy guy.

Captain Ian again. Richard, water and a towel are a potent combination.

Captain Ian again. Richard, water and a towel are a potent combination.

js_stubbleSweetie John Standring, the painfully shy and awkward Yorkshire farmer with the steadfast heart, brought to life so memorably by Richard in 2002.

Sunday SmoRgAsbord: Armitage in earlier roles


Poor Benny has a sore back from helping his cousin move furniture from his late uncle’s apartment yesterday, so I volunteered my new heating pad. Gotta look out for my best beau. For some reason that Beatles song popped into my head: “Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64?”


Had a short night’s sleep, dreaming about, amongst other things,¬†snakes. *shudder* I made the mistake of watching Dominic Monaghan‘s Wild Things¬†on BBCA. Dominic is¬†charming and truly enthusiastic about “wild things,” and it’s an interesting¬†nature adventure¬†show.


Have I ever¬†mentioned I have a thing about snakes ever since my dad was bitten by a rattler when I was a little girl? Or the time in my childhood¬†my sister and I spotted a snake¬†in the house¬†which we never found and I was afraid to go to sleep because it might wriggle up under my covers? Not to mention the bad-guy snakes in “The Jungle Book,” “Riki-Tiki-Tavi” and the Holy Bible?

Lizards, spiders, I don’t mind.Spiders remind me of “Charlotte’s Web,” although¬†we could do without the black widow spider Benny found in the utility shed.

But Dom, you can keep the snakes, hon.

An RA intervention was needed to fill my mind with more pleasant prospects this morning.

Been playing with adding some images of said fair creature¬†to Pinterest¬†and Tweeting a few. And¬†now to further cleanse my psyche of those deadly¬†writhing creatures, may I present a second helping of our Sunday Smorgasbord. Take it away, Mr. Armitage’s earlier ChaRActers!


One of Richard’s earliest credited television roles was playing¬†the love interest of one of the doctors on Casualty.


Richard was gorgeous as sportsman and possible murder suspect Philip Turner being investigated by Inspector Lynley in the episode, “In Divine Proportion.”


Epiphanes didn’t say a lot in the made-for-television production Cleopatra, but my, my, how he rocked the Roman haircut, toga and early Guyliner.


Paul Andrews, the probation officer accused of serious misconduct in Between the Sheets. One of his most controversial roles and one in which he keeps you guessing.


Richard looked spiffy in 30s period dress as the cuckolded husband in the entertaining mystery Malice Aforethought.


Richard as Captain Ian Macalwain in Ultimate Force. He doesn’t manage to build a lot of camaraderie with his regiment of misfits, but boy, does he look great in his rugby gear. Poetry in motion!