Saturday, 18 April 2009

Mauled By A Russian Over Hugh Laurie

It seems that my post about Hugh Laurie didn't go down too well with a Russian House fan. Personally I didn't find the post too controversial - I was merely expressing an opinion.

I was intrigued to see a few visitors from there so I ran the referring web page through a translator. It was a forum and the translation came out as follows. The bits in blue are my words from the post:

I hate your Brits angry So take a one-sided, so stupidly did not see, so moronic to write: Let’s start with a scene from Friends (yeah - I know its American but it does show Hugh Laurie doing what he does best ). I was just shaking from indignationadmin

I think that the poster (called "swallow") was quite upset.

I'm also criticised for the use of the phrase "our very own" when describing Stephen Fry. Correct me if I'm wrong but the last time I checked, Stephen Fry was British.

If any of you understand Russian then I'm sure there may be a few other choice insults. Here's the link:

Oh well, c'est la vie. I don't care. In fact I find it quite amusing.

By the way, if you pop over here again, "swallow" and want to comment on my post directly, please feel free. I am a nice chap and will extend you every courtesy. I wouldn't want to start an international incident over an American show starring a British comedy actor and I certainly have a skin tough enough to cope with being called "one-sided" and "moronic". What's even funnier is that I was merely trying to show another side of Hugh Laurie; it is you, "swallow", who is being "one-sided" really - there's more to Hugh Laurie than Gregory House.

I have this nice message for you, "swallow":

Спасибо за комментарий. Просьба прокомментировать снова. посетил Россию, и было очень приятно провести время.

And finally - he is still stupid Prince George to me.


Martin in Bulgaria said...

Some peopel really shouldget there facts right before commenting on posts. If it is any consolation, having never seen Hugh Laurie's new acting role as a Doctor we don't get it in Bulagria) I only know him as the Blackadder idiot characters.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Martin,

I'm kinda hoping that something was "lost in translation". As I said, I'm not bothered - the aim of the post was to show how versatile he is. It's clear to me that to some people he is being typecast already.




earthtoholly said...

Hi PM,

I agree with you that something was lost there. It would be nice if they would've commented on your site so you could respond.

Hmmm, a whole site dedicated to House. I visited and it felt a little cult-like. But, I guess that's the idea! :o|

Plastic Mancunian said...

Thanks Holly,

I think you're right.

I wish I could speak a little Russian.

I know how to say "Hi", "Please", "Thanks" and "Two Beers". I don't think I could express an opinion using those four phrases, sadly.




Unknown said...

I don't know what started all of this, but I get irritated that people think the only thing Hugh Laurie has ever done is act on House.

I'm a superfan. I have his book, all 4 series of A Bit of Fry and Laurie and the box set of Jeeves & Wooster.

Not to mention that I've watched freaking children's movies like "Stuart Little" just to see him.


Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Angelika,

I clean forgot about Jeeves and Wooster - and that is something I actually watched.

It just goes to show that there is far more to Hugh Laurie than House.