the straight ahead in a sideways glance

Tim Minchin tumblr challenge!

Day 17. If you’ve seen Tim live, describe the experience. If not, describe your dream Tim performance.

I have unfortunately not seen him live, as I never was anywhere near him to do so. I kind of doubt he’ll be doing much solo stuff in the next couple of years, what with the musicals he’s working on and the BBC sitcom that’s coming soon — and (the most exciting!) his directing debut! But I’m hoping one day he’ll write an entirely new show of stuff that I’ll get to go to. I wish I had been able to see him years ago, like before 2009, because he’s so much more famous now and, as they say, nothing ruins comedy like arenas. I would love an intimate record store performance with 50 people tops.


"Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas" was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I used to have several lion stuffed animal toys and I named them after the lions in this film. They’re such majestic creatures. 

Ntchwaidumela, the lion seen hunting the hyena at the end, was killed by hunters several years ago. I went looking for this video shortly after that, after not having seen it for years, and was devastated to learn of his death. And I was thinking about it today after watching a similar nature documentary, so I thought I would share.