Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Heer Striss

Today is Exciting Multimedia Day. There were other things I should have been doing, but I collected a parcel from the Post Office and became so captivated by its contents I just had to share. I apologise for: sound quality. Image quality. All the rest. I particularly wish I could bear to have my teeth whitened again but it was medievally painful so the yellow fangs must remain.

Incidentally the wigs these lovely people produce are pure genius. I owe them that, before I start mocking their educational wig video.







After that it just became a removable hair free for all.



37 comments:

Miss Underscore said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I loved the videos, they really made me smile. I especially liked the super-hyped up Weepette. He normally looks rather sorrowful and introspective.

BUT, I do have one observation. That New Zealand bird said that wig hair does not re-grow. Did I hear that correctly? If that is indeed the case then how come Donald Trump always looks like he needs a haircut?

Waffle said...

How indeed, Miss U? It is one of them perennial mysteries of the Super Rich.

connie said...

Hilarious. Loved the title. Kept repeating it to experience what it must feel like to be a New Zealander.

lesleyr said...

Very much enjoyed all the wiggery pokery. Thank you.

Alison Cross said...

I admit to being VERY concerned thinking that you maybe had a sexually transmitted disease when she started talking about herpes.

But I think it might just have been a HAIR-PIECE she was talking about.

If anyone sends you a video about herpes, I think I speak for all of us when I say PUT IT IN THE BIN. ;-)

Excellent vidos. This could be a new Belgian Waffle feature, methinks :-)

Ali x (owner of several herpes in various styles and colours)

Mrs Trefusis... said...

Oh My God Waffle, I am howling with laughter, howling. you've improved Wednesday by four trillion percent.

Veronica Wald said...

Is it okay to make fun of New Zealand English? If so, HAHAHAHAHA!
Thanks for the laughs!

(Your boys are tooo cute!)

Waffle said...

I do hope it's ok, Veronica. I mean, they get to live somewhere mind-blowingly beautiful and they are all healthy and amazonian and will live forever. I am bald, my accent is a bastard mixture of posh, fake London and generic northern and I live in Belgium, I reckon a little light teasing is ok...

Alison - the herpes thing had me mouthing along with the DVD. You are absolutely right. Incidentally your missed connection story was TOO SAD.

Anonymous said...

Just have to let you know that I am a born and bred NZer, and my first impression of lady on the left is that although she may have lived a while in NZ, she definitely started life elsewhere - I think South Africa. The way she said "definitely" at the start gave her away. Anna on the right has more typical NZ accent.
I have had several SA friends who moved here with children, and have always liked their accents - more precise with the consonants than us!
BTW - I also enjoy the way you, dear Waffle say "Look!" - as if "loo" just gained a "K" by accident! I think here in NZ I would say "look" more like "chook" (with a shorter U sound)
Heather in NZ

Anonymous said...

Ooh forgot to say I really love that new wig!
The word that gave her away is "Naturally" (not "definitely" after all).
Surely you're not actually hearing "herpes"?@!!?! for hairpiece - weird!
Also love "Last of the Summer Wine" - for some reason all my kids just loved it esp when they were about 7-10 years old!
Actually my Nana's family came from "'Uddersfield" (correct Yorkshire pronounciation) in early 1900s, so perhaps it's a bit in the blood.
Heather in NZ

diabolo said...

Are both of the ladies in the educational video wearing wigs? I can't tell. I suppose that is the POINT.

I am looking forward to your trip to the salon.

redfox said...

I love how recognizably all that removable hair is YOUR hair, unleashed and tossed about and stacked atop your sons. It's magic. (The magic... of wigs!)

Simon said...

The shot of the floor in the second video reminded me of the "tribbles" episode of Star Trek.

jessb said...

The wig-woman is totally Australian! I'm a Kiwi (Niew Zeelundah) and we don't speak that way - I swear (in fact, in honesty, some of us sound worse - not moi naturally, but some...our former PM for example. Fab woman but if you really want to mock a NZ accent, find a vid of her!). Wig lady is an Australian masquerading in NZ-wolf clothing!

Loving the multimedia experience and wig antics btw - more vids please!

Waffle said...

Heather/Jessb - I did wonder about her possibly being South African. Definite hints. But you think Australian, Jess?

Redfox - I know. I became quite hysterical when I realised I had seven virtually identical Emma scalps..

Diabolo - Anna on the right definitely is. Not sure about Deanna.

jessb said...

I'm definitely (difinitluy) going with Australian...she's channelling a serious Home and Away vibe (for me anyways!). Aussies also the healthy Amazonian types you were confusing us with - we Kiwis are just pasty hobbit types with ruddy cheeks and wind-blown hair (hair erosion perhaps being the reason NZ has developed such an extensive wig industry??)

Kirsten said...

Outstanding! Do more multimedia for our entertainment - it's not just for you, I promise!

Mary said...

Very amusing!!

Am I the only one who wants to know the name of BW's lipstick?

Love hearing you and the boys!

Tom said...

WOW.

Rebecca said...

Wow, hahahahahaha!

It's a kind of menagerie of fuzzy creatures at your house. I'm amazed you felt the need for a dog. And how funny that the weepette should be misrepresenting himself on the internet as sorrowful and introspective, especially introspective, ha! On speeeeeed more like

Claire said...

Definitely not something that only amuses you, I am happily chortling and greatly enjoying the voyage into multi-media, hand-held or otherwise :-)

Anonymous said...

It looked like Beatlemania on your carpet...
What is the American -- or British English translation for "jujeen" (I'll have to listen again; I just can't "get" it!), that hair, er, heer fluffing they're demonstrating?

Pat (in Belgium)

Anonymous said...

I had a feeling that it was "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" that introduced "zhuzhing" to NZ - and I found a reference!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zhuzh

This is what they do to hair to make it fabulous darling!
Heather in NZ

Em said...

I'm going to say this in my properest phone voice so you can understand me... Woman on left, I think also, is South African and Anna on the right is actually a model/presenter who is completely bald and often walks in shows without a wig. Amazonian, like...

The Foxymoron said...

Ok, so I may be the last person on planet Earth to notice, but: the death, despair and biscuits tag-line is back!!! Yessssssssssss! Love it. Death despair and biscuits is my favourite ever tag-line.
(Is it weird that I have a favourite tag line? Yes. Yes it is.)

Johnners said...

Hahahaha! That was very funny indeed, thank you! It cheered my (rather miserable and cold) day up completely. x

SUEB0B said...

WIGS DON'T REGROW??? What illusion will I have shattered next? Thanks a bunch for rocking my world.

Fat Controller said...

Loved the field of wigs! It is also comforting to know that you speak Frenglish in your offspring, just like we speak Denglish.

Kath said...

Herr Striss.... it sounds like a character from "Allo Allo" to me!

Margaret said...

Kind of wish I'd had this video advice when I cut my Barbie's hair back in the day.

I am completely fascinated with the wig multimedia presentations! I only recently realized that the black women with short, silky, Dorothy Hamill hair had not found the Miracle Product that might also help my frizzy hair, but were actually wearing wigs. (Slow learner.)

I also liked when you zhuzzed your hair and it was sort of messy and in your face--very cool looking.

Marina said...

Brilliant fun. More videos please!!!

theharridan said...

That's how I talk! OH MY GIDDY AUNT! *cuts off my tongue*

punxxi said...

I love your viddy and agree with all that you should make more of them. Do you ever go with a different colour wig? That is the best part of them, I think.

Anonymous said...

Ok stay with me on this one trim wig kinda spikey stick on oliver james head and lo he is zoe wanamaker i don't know why I came up with this something to do with boredom and wine but why do neither of these people have lips...
Jx

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Anonymous said...

Waffle, do you have so many wigs because they are all at slightly different lengths and you simply change them every few weeks to privude the illusion of growing hair? I once met someone who did this with their wig collection and thought it was a very clever plan.
Love the videos btw

Anonymous said...

Waffle, do you have so many wigs because they are all at slightly different lengths and you simply change them every few weeks to privude the illusion of growing hair? I once met someone who did this with their wig collection and thought it was a very clever plan.
Love the videos btw