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Johnny English: Rowan Along for a Third Time

Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean, the magical comedian, the more you watch him, the more you…

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Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson is, well, it’s rather difficult to pinpoint his American counterpart. Perhaps there isn’t any red, white & blue actor who fits the bill? Bill Murray? No. Bill Murray is in a comedic league all his own. I can’t believe I even wrote that. Although, it was a humorous segue.

Anyways, back to the point.

The 63-year-old British actor is an awesome character actor. He’s not mean or vulgar. Rowan Atkinson consistently delivers clean, clever fun for kids and adults of all ages. And if you haven’t seen Mr. Atkinson’s brilliant creation as the muted, accident-prone Mr. Bean, then an argument can be made that you haven’t fully experienced life on this planet. Well, good news because Jimmy’s Daily Planet (there I go again) will help alleviate this potential problem.

Let’s start with the brand new trailer that debuted today for the upcoming film Johnny English Strikes Again.

Is Johnny English Strikes Again–the third film in the series–the final cinematic chapter for this character?

The answer is know…I just don’t know.

A Prehistoric Mindset

Even if bringing dinosaurs back to life births too many hazards (despite its eternal and forgiving human instinct and allure), scientists can never yield in the pursuit of comprehensive knowledge as to how these prehistoric creatures acted. And this all starts with their brains.

The recently released video below may not qualify as a leap, but it’s a fascinating step, to say the least.

There’s a new Michael Crichton-brand novel here…

IMPROVing How Knowledge Speaks to Us (& to Others)

Have you ever wondered how to attempt accents from places in and around the British Isles?

Well then, you’re in luck.

A valuable element of life is the pursuit of knowledge on a continuous, daily basis. The exciting part about this relentless educational adventure is that the new information is boundless, meaning there is no limit to what can and should be learned. Nobody knows everything for every single present and future moment.

Except maybe Ben Stein.

As a matter of fact, engaging with and encouraging the introduction of non-traditional knowledge is where genuine creativity lives and breaths.

Here’s a quick tutorial of accents by actor and famed impressionist Tom Hiddleston.

As an improv actor and student, I can say with confidence that, despite your skepticism, you’ll discover a valuable use and surprising moment for knowing how to properly speak with the accents showcased in the video above. Sooner or later.

I bet you’re already chuckling at a time and place to utilize one of those accents.

Our Future Leaders

Sometimes, the right answer is not the one we’re expecting. There are certain circumstances when one with true knowledge and perspective can read between the lines of a problem to discover the real definitive truth. To some extent, it can be seen as a bit of a skill.

Watch the video below to see how people can just take the most literal interpretation of a question and provide their teacher with an unforgettable response:

Usually, the answer is right there in front of us…