As said by Homer: "Well, it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet... but man (laughs). So to answer your question, I don't know." I don't know either, but I know the muppets are damn funny. In '96, Muppets Tonight went on air with a lot of new characters. In one show, starring Sandra Bullock, the studio was boobytrapped with a bomb and if the ratings would go below 50, the studio would explode - Speed with puppets. I remember one sketch I didn't understand completely untill I woke up at night around 3 and started laughing almost hysterically. Just watch this clip and wait for Seymour the Elephant and Pepe the Prawn - make sure you watch it completely, the re-appear a few times. If you don't get it too, let me know. And anyone buying the 2 seasons of Muppets tonight (hint, birthday next month coming up heh) will be my new hero!
This saturday I attended a show of Ter bescherming van de jeugd, some fine new Belgian cabaret. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to catch them when they perform somewhere in your neighbourhood. Dries and Tim did a hell of a performance, but one thing that hunted me for two days was the name of a song they hilariously adapted to 'Niemand' - everyone remember the growing madness in Dries' laughter while playing on his contrabass ? I knew I heared it before but couldn't put my finger on it. Untill now. I had one lead, I heard Johnny Cash's voice singing it in my head so I pulled out all the music I had from him and the answer is on American III: Solitary Man. Turns out it's a cover of Nobody, a very old song by Egbert Austin Williams. So if you have that CD in your collection, put it on and skip to number five or click here to listen. Enjoy, no thanks!
A few weeks ago, I sat down with some friends in a cosy bar where we killed time reading The book of all answers by Carol Bolt. Well, reading is wrong, the concept of the book is simple: you ask yourself a question, pick a random page of the book and it will answer you with a one-liner. Always fun to start hilarious discussions whether the answer hits the nail on the head or doesn't even come close to logical sense. I added it to my amazon wishlist and since it's almost new year, you should get the hint right ? :)
Yesterday I stumbled upon a webcomic where one of the recurring characters is a little fish. I want more webcomics, apart from following John & John and xkcd or looking at the comics section on Digg. So, anyone with tips which closes my cultural interwebcomic hole, don't hesitate to reply! Same rule applies towards series I should start following (not 24, Prison Break, Weeds, Heroes, Dexter, Coupling, Little Britain or Pushing daisies), including cartoons (Not Family guy, Southpark, Simpsons or American dad). I saw the complete first season of Robot Chicken yesterday, so absurdity wins over nice graphics!
Oh, and Thomas, when you're reading this, can you give me the URL of that online RSS reader you are using ?