Monday, August 13, 2007

I'll go no more a Roveing with you fair blog

“To spend more time with his family….”
When politicos resign to spend more time with their families, how much time do they REALLY spend with their families? Why aren’t journalists following up on this? Oh, right, I forgot. There aren’t any more journalists. They all resigned to spend more time with their families.

Duck’s Breath
Tonight is our last (sold out) show on our World Tour – well, Three County Tour, anyway. It’s been great fun, and we are all feeling very good about it. It’s tiring though. On opening night day, I took a nap, a hot bath, and then another nap. And I’m not a nap/bath kind of guy. I woke up from the second nap with a cat asleep on my hand.

Toys in the news 1
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday.

Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-meter (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.

"We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water," said a stall worker. "It was a life-sized Lego toy."

A woman nearby added: "I saw the Lego toy floating toward the beach from the direction of England."

The toy was later placed in front of the drinks stall.

Oh no!
Rapper 50 Cent says he’ll quit if his next CD is outsold by Kanye West.

What shall we do? Where will we turn?

Movie trailer review
The child bride and I went to see THE SIMPSONS MOVIE, before which we saw a trailer for a new movie starring Alvin and the Chipmunks. Um, was there a yearning for this movie that I never heard about?

Well, okay, I’ll grudgingly accept that there was an aching hole in America’s heart that needed to be filled with computer generated singing chipmunks. But the scene that is shown in the trailer?
Here it is: “Dave” comes into a room with the chipmunks, where Alvin has what seems to be a turd in his hand. Dave yells, “Don’t eat that!” Alvin says, “It’s a raisin,” and pops it into his mouth. Dave leaves, and Alvin spits the object out, turns to Theodore and says, “You owe me big time.”

Number one, the scene doesn’t make any sense. Why would Alvin have Theodore’s turd in his hand?

Number two, even if America does want the hole in its heart filled with singing chipmunks, I rather doubt that it wants those chipmunks eating their own scat.

Number three, of all the no-doubt hilarious scenes in this upcoming movie, was this scene selected as the funniest? The one that will really make America flock to the multiplex to see the movie? I boggle.

Number four, somebody had to come up with this scene. Somebody had to sit down and believe that it would be funny to see Alvin the Chipmunk put a turd in his mouth. Not only that, actors had to say the lines. Highly skilled animators had to get Alvin putting the turd in his mouth up on the screen. And we had to pay ten bucks apiece to sit through the trailer. We’re doomed.

Other cartoon news…
Boston Herald: “Cambridge’s most famous mechanics are taking their offbeat radio act to television next summer, starring in PBS’s first-ever prime-time animated sitcom.” That’s right. CAR TALK: THE ANIMATED SERIES. We’re doomed.

Yawn.
The anonymous guy that does the “fake” Steve Jobs blog was outed by the New York Times. The blogosphere is all atwitter!

Oh, those pesky Russians dept.
Explorers have planted the Russian flag on the seabed 14,000feet below the North Pole to further Moscow's claims to the Arctic. Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay said out loud to the CTV channel what everybody was thinking: "This isn't the 15th Century. You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say 'We're claiming this territory'."

Toys in the news 2
The owner of a Chinese toy company has killed himself. The company made toys for Fisher Price – many of which were recalled recently – including figures from SESAME STREET and DORA THE EXPLORER. The boss allegedly poisoned himself by licking the lead off Elmo until he died.

Seni-finally…
A new study suggests that young children who watch educational DVDs like BRAINY BABY and BABY EINSTEIN learn fewer words than those who don’t.

Finally…
Dan Coffey, one of the Ducks, suggested that I should build an Ian Shoales piece around the news that Anderson Cooper, the news anchor, is launching his own brand of cologne. Dan wondered if other anchormen will get in the act, giving us, say, Eau de Cronkite. Good idea, Dan!

Now, I’m off to make people laugh. Onstage, in Berkeley. Where laughter is generally frowned upon.

2 Comments:

Blogger BonzoGal said...

And so you did!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Thank you for bringing such nice posts. Your blog is always fascinating to read.

5:18 AM  

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