More of Simon’s Cat!
Yeah. We’re easily amused.
Several years ago, we brought my brother Brian and his then-boyfriend Matt to Linden Vineyard . It’s in a lovely, bucolic spot, and Matt, a bit of a city boy, spied a large, white ruminant lying on a hill as we drove past.
"Is that a cow or a goat?" he asked.
My brother turned and calmly replied, "It’s a walrus, Matthew."
For some reason, this struck all of us as incredibly funny. And all of this is simply backstory to the video below. This one’s for you, Bri.
For anyone who grew up with "Friday Night Videos." (You know who you are.) What happens when videos get literal:
I admit, I had "Hunting High and Low" on vinyl. I can’t say I remember a single other song from it, though. Also, Wikipedia says a-ha is still extant. Amazing. I’ll have to check out what they’ve done since 1985 at some point…
…SOMEDAY. My brain has been running rather boringly on how to get more freelance work lately, which doesn’t leave much room for scintillating blog content.
But for now, I present you the most interesting thing my father ever forwarded to me via e-mail:
I can think of worse things to do than to watch the entire series of TED talks. What an amazing group of smart, funny, inspirational people.
Here’s Benjamin Zander on classical music. Brilliant.
I have a nasty cold and sore throat which is making me very cranky.
However, this was good enough to make me laugh despite the crankiness, so I thought I would share:
Okay – so if you don’t, here’s the deal: Joss Whedon (pause for that angelic choir going "waaaaa!" in the background*) apparently decided he couldn’t stand to not be creative during the writer’s strike. So he did what any normal person in that situation would do. He wrote a three-episode, 45-minute miniseries specifically for the web. It’s an anti-super-hero story comedy about a nebbishy guy who wants to be a super-villain. And it’s a musical.
You know – run-of-the-mill** stuff.
It’s free on the web until July 20, and it’s available for download, own-it-forever purchase on iTunes. The first two episodes are available on the website, the last will be available on Saturday. It’s funny and sweet and seriously silly. Go. Watch. Tell ’em I sent you.
*Okay, so it’s probably "aaah!" but it always sounds like "waa" to me…
**Have I ever written a post with this many hyphens?