Last night I desperately need a laugh. I was juggling too many balls and dangerously close to dropping one...or all of them. A good friend rode to the rescue, coming over to make dinner while I drove the kids hither and yon. Sometimes you just need a little assist, you know?
While we were waiting for dinner to cook, we got to teasing my daughter about her affection for Benedict Cumberbach. Affection might be an understatement. It might range more towards obsession, in a way that only happens when you're fourteen. You can read more here to see what I mean. With all due respect to the undeniably talented young actor, we were making fun of both his appearance (an English-boarding-school version of Beaker from Sesame Street) and his name. I usually refer to him as Benedict Cumberbun, but my friend got really creative. By the end, my daughter ran out of the room squealing, "You don't love MEEEEEEEeeeee..."
We do love her, quite a bit in fact. She's just got a flair for the dramatic. Anyway, as a result of all this, my friend suggested an Eddie Izzard clip for our Friday Fun video (and yes, this friend is the source of all my funniest links). Here Eddie describes how Englebert Humperdink probably got his name....