I’m a funny girl–or so I’m told. But there is one in whom I find endless delight in his humor–apart from my husband, that is, Ha!– the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage.
And humor by men has its own flavor–or flavour for Brit spelling folks. So let’s explore the concept of male humor/humour using one fellow and his perceived sense of humor/humour– Richard Armitage (RA)–as our examplar.
And if I may say, humor/humour never looked nor laughter sounded so good than it does coming out of RA’s mouth (right). Two lips, fabulous caps over his teeth, that tongue (it’s in there), and the cavity within from which emanates his deeply rich baritone voice add to the overall effect of one devastatingly handsome fellow. *THUD*
And how do we know that Mr. Armitage even possesses a sense of humor/humour–spontaneous or otherwise? What follows are some fun examples:
1) Well, the fish tossing (right by jas) between barrels in the behind the scenes in the 8th production video blog for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is one clue (my earlier wallpaper, below, of images from the 8th production video).
2) And then there is Richard Armitage being saucy, which I love!
“RA sense of humor” a vid by ausra Google (the “is this post-coital or pre” line is classically droll RA, and then the Thorin “we’ll just take a crap and then go” comment is such a guy humor thing. Ha!)
3) Another example of Richard Armitage humor–this time him being slyly saucy–was the “Come on over and find out” line (Purrrrr!) that he gave in response to interviewer Myleene Klass on the Lorraine Show (Sept. 17, 2010) (image right courtesy of RANet) who asked if his Lucas North in Spooks tattoos were real. Loved it!
4) But saucy for this gentlemanly man is sometimes fleeting–vascillating from mild embarrassment to full on weapons of humor. He has some amusing reactions and responses as shared in this video montage:
“Shy Richard Armitage reacts to sexual implications” by coreanaforRA
To see RA’s sweet gentlemanly face, become all serious, just before he drops a humor/humour bomb, with him giggling through it is priceless! But my burning question still is, What is the name of your weapon? Ha!
5) And for some extended Richard Armitage humor fun with a plethora of examples, we absolutely have to go to the Faboamanto’s (bless her!) (the White Rose: Sincere and Simple Thoughts blogger) Richard Armitage Humor video montages collection. Enjoy!
a)“A Bit of Armitage Humor:
b) “Part Deux: A Bit of Armitage Humor”
c) “More Armitage Humor – Hobbit Style – for FanstRAvaganza 4”
d)“For Richard Armitage’s Birthday – A Bit More Armitage Humor”
Humor in a man is definitely the way to my heart–and it has kept my 25+ years marriage delightfully fun, as well as tenderly loving.
So, maybe with Valentine’s Day coming up–and the Richard Armitage reading “Classic Love Poems” audio cd available for free download from Audible (Thanks!) (right)–we can have the best of both worlds in Richard Armitage: a warmly witty and sometimes goofily funny man, whom we can also fall in love with. Sighhhh!
Here is a link for one of the love poem readings of Richard Armitage as shared by Audible:
“I Carry Your Heart” by e.e. cummings, narrated by Richard Armitage
P.S. And if I can find an audio sound cloud version, I will also link my fave from this collection of Richard Armitage reading love poems (Ch. 12 on my download version), Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”. You know that one, ”Come live with me and be my Love, And we will all the pleasures prove …” He had me at … *THUD*