Thursday, July 31, 2014
Ooh, look what I found on my phone! The lovely Zendarenn sitting front row at Tall Tales in Kilburn last night, just waiting for the man himself to arrive and dazzle us all with his splendid knees. 
(p.s: zendarenn, if you don’t want your face on Tumblr, please do say, and I’ll remove it at once. But can I say that you look lovely?)

Ooh, look what I found on my phone! The lovely Zendarenn sitting front row at Tall Tales in Kilburn last night, just waiting for the man himself to arrive and dazzle us all with his splendid knees. 

(p.s: zendarenn, if you don’t want your face on Tumblr, please do say, and I’ll remove it at once. But can I say that you look lovely?)

Can’t reblog?

Has anyone else noticed they can no longer reblog their own posts to their own blog anymore? Say, if you wanted to add something at the bottom in answer to a question in the comments. It was fine yesterday, but today it’s only allowing me the option to reblog to my secondary blog (i.e. my non-Finnemore one). Maybe it only affects people with two or more blogs. Would people mind checking before I harangue Tumblr Support for yet another of their seemingly deliberate un-user friendly features?

Thanks!

Simon Kane’s new play/ event/ thing! A couple of us are going along on the evening of 22nd August if anyone else fancies it.

Simon Kane’s new play/ event/ thing! A couple of us are going along on the evening of 22nd August if anyone else fancies it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Incoherent thoughts from tonight’s Tall Tales gig (is there any other kind?):

God, it’s hot.
Ooh, people I know from Tumblr!
It’s really hot.
These are the worst toilets in Christendom.
Ooh, someone I know from the JFSP tryout!
Oh, my God, why is it so hot?
Is John here yet?
Ooh, someone I know from the JFSP recording!
Why is it so hot?
Ooh, more people I know from Tumblr!
Is there anyone here who ISN’T on Tumblr?
BUTLINS!
AMSTERDAM!
I really am rather warm.
SHORTS!!!
JAMES BOND!
Shorts, though!
WELL -
Either Carrie or Margaret.
(no spoilers… but it’s a good one)
Having to sidle past John to get to the loo.
Having him say goodbye to us again.
High-fiving new friend for being two of the oldest people on Tumblr.
I am going to ALL of these for ever and ever.
You know you’re old when: you get home before midnight and want to high-five yourself because it means you’ll get a proper night’s sleep.
Except I never do after Finnemore gigs, I’m always buzzing too much to sleep.
That… was… BRILLIANT!
Good night!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anonymous said: Hey there! I've got another question about a sketch: They're talking bout Jesus going to see his family in Portugal? The last sentence is "oh what a friend we have in Jesus". Is it about the fact that many hispanics are called Jesús? But why then Portugal?I just don't get it... Cheers!

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

Hello hello! Ah yes… now… I’m not that good at religion… I THINK this was about the sentence “have you heard the good news about Jesus?!”, which is a common saying, I think, and this is a new spin on it because I doubt anyone has EVER said the thing about houses and loan applications being approved so it’s like… you expected this to be about Jesus as in religion and suddenly it’s about Jesus their friend and then they end it with amen which is religion again.

I THINK. I could be way off here, someone else have a go!

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Yeah, that’s basically it! :)  I don’t think there’s any further layer of hidden meaning, it’s just a riff on two common Christian sayings, "Have you heard the good news about Jesus?" and "What a friend we have in Jesus", taking them completely literally, and updating the joke to a contemporary setting where if you did have a real friend called Jesus, he’d most likely be Hispanic, and the good news is something as utterly prosaic as Jesus buying a flat in Cirencester. Finnemore is an absolute master at taking something literally for comic effect. 

This time in 24 hours I’ll be sitting in a room ten feet away from John Finnemore! 

And that’s all the excuse I need to repost this pic of a very pleased-looking sea lion in a not-so-little hat:

sammysstuff:

Two of my fandoms have collided & it is the most wonderful thing ever.

Cambridge Footlights Massive! 
edit: Also, how many Best Man speeches has John had to write? That’s at least two in as many months!  

sammysstuff:

Two of my fandoms have collided & it is the most wonderful thing ever.

Cambridge Footlights Massive! 

edit: Also, how many Best Man speeches has John had to write? That’s at least two in as many months!  

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

Do you have a question for John Finnemore? Here’s your chance to ask him!

Send in your question with your name and country and it might be asked at EuroAirdotCon!

Closes Tuesday 29th of July 2014

I can’t promise all questions get to be asked.

If you’re attending the con, you get the opportunity to ask questions yourself after the interview.

A transcript of the interview will be available afterwards.

Tickets for the con are available here.

Keep sending them in!

Last chance to send them in!

Last chance, people! Here’s your chance to ask John Finnemore that question you’ve been dying to ask for years.
Monday, July 28, 2014

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

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I also enjoy that massive red 5P

(then in tiny print underneath “…cheaper than The Daily Mail”)

Yeah, see what you’ve done there.