Saturday, November 17, 2007

You're Bloody Well Write

OK, first, Happy 4th Anniversary Kidney Day to me and my kidney girl. And also to her brother, who, by some freakish quirk of nature, is getting a new kidney today in California (sadly, he was sick long before SHE was, and has been waiting for a kidney all this time).

Where was I?

Oh, right, I hadn't started yet.

Anyway, you might know that entertainment writers are on strike. Which has only pissed me off because it means that 24 won't be starting in January like originally scheduled. Other than that, I figured they could work it out themselves.

However, since all best lessons are learned from comedy, I got a better feeling about the striking writers' side of things from these two YouTube videos, produced by the writers of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report (which coincidentally is where I typically get all my information about US events).

So, anyway, they're pretty funny. They're also pretty much all the new funny stuff you'll see anywhere for a while.

Enjoy. If you like this sort of thing.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

He's His Father's Son All Right...

Look at this:

OK, actually, when I say "he's his father's son all right" I *could* be talking about *any* of the three boys, including:

-The one who's too old to go out trick or treating, but NOT too old to dress up, sit on a chair outside, pretend to be a dummy, and then scare the CRAP out of some of the trick or treaters...

-Or the one who dresses up like a nerd for Halloween, and thinks the height of nerd humour is to make sure that the tail of his shirt sticks out his fly...


I'm referring, this time, to the little one.

The purist.

See, he's out trick or treating like a kid possessed on this given night. But that doesn't stop him from making sure that people understand the fine distinctions in pop culture.

He knocks on the door of one of our neighbours. The man looks at him and says, "Hey, Spidey!" in a very friendly manner.

The kid, without missing a beat, deadpans, "BLACK Spidey."

The man gives him candy anyway.

That's my boy.