I’m a bit of a nerd. Not a lot. Just a little. I lack certain key elements of nerdiness that keep me from claiming true nerd status. Things like: spare renaissance costumes, the ability to focus on computer games and – most glaringly – the ability to do math. But what I lack in long division skills I make up for in LOTR love and dvr’d episodes of Through the Wormhole. (Although Morgan Freeman may cancel out any nerd-cred that show has. I don’t know. I’m not sure how to quantify that without a calculator.)
Another facet of my inner nerd is my enduring love of legos. I have many, many fond memories of playing legos as a child. Building lego pirate ships, waging Lego vs Green Army Men wars, taking lego men on backyard safaris, being told to “pick up EVERY lego NOW!!” after a parent inevitably stepped on one…those were good times. So you can imagine my excitement last week when my brother and I stumbled across a little gem of comic genius starring legos.
Eddie Izzard + Legos = Awesome. That’s math, bitches.
If you find yourself wanting more Eddie Izzard, I recommend looking for his Dress to Kill show. The Death Star bit is from that show and the whole thing is seriously brilliant. Some of my favorites are: Star Wars Trilogy, Cake or Death (the lego version!) and Being Bilingual.