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Oona Yma, Oona Ava, Oona Eva, Oona Aga … (laugh? I nearly cried)

Oona Yma, Oona Ava, Oona Eva, Oona Aga … (laugh? I nearly cried)

Anne Bancroft’s Yma Dream: My wicked friend David said to look this up, so we can thank him for this link to Bancroft’s superbity in this bit of surreal wackiness. If only more shrink sessions were like this.

Friday, whatever

Friday, whatever

Just because. Famous Author Regrets and Must Decline At the peak of his fame, the late great litcrit Edmund Wilson had a standard postcard he sent out. The scrawl says “I don’t [do] live readings either when I’m offered a very large fee. EW” (Which reads oddly, but sic.) Amendment, see comment below: the “when” […]

Barack the Barbarian

Barack the Barbarian

Only 9 months into Obama’s term the the enthusiasm gap has gone the south on the Democrats and even the 2010 midterm elections are, amazingly, looking rather painful. Thank goodness one other American measure of public feeling is going his way. I’m guessing that’s a certain Ann Coulter above, with her Barbarian slaying sword, and […]

Brüno: satire or rorschach? Ich bin ein wurstlieber

Brüno: satire or rorschach? Ich bin ein wurstlieber

Brüno. Yes, well, here’s the thing. I laughed myself sick in some parts of the movie. And other parts dumbstrike with a sensation between gobsmackedness and speechlessness. Agogness, maybe. For a few days I had no idea what to think about it – it is, as Nietzsche might say, beyond good and evil. +++ Locally […]

The Three Howards

The Three Howards

You will recall the Stooges are three actual brothers: Moe, Shemp and Curly, of michaeljackson love. Not related was Larry, with the bald pate and mad hair. It’s just recently I noticed their other name is Howard. And that’s even funnier, no?

When a star goes supernova…

When a star goes supernova…

… all sorts of stuff gets drawn into its gravity field. In the blinding wake of michaeljackson’s death I collected a couple of odd, polar-opposite items. Item one: michaeljackson writes an eulogy for Curly of The Three Stooges. Item two: Miles Davis covers a michaelackson hit and it remains in his live set to the […]

Slowly I Turned

Slowly I Turned

I wanted a bit of cheer so I looked up my favourite Jewish comedians doing my favourite skit, ‘Slowly I Turned.’ It’s not the best quality, still, you get the picture and you’ll sure get the joke. There’s a rather unfunnier version by Abbott & Costello – but you might enjoy the appropriately zany parody […]

RIP, Mrs Slocombe

RIP, Mrs Slocombe

‘Mrs Slocombe, are you free?’ ‘Yes, Mr Peacock, I’m free.’ Vale, Mollie Sugden, she of Mrs Slocombe, the Groan Dame of Are You Being Served? Mrs Slocombe’s great contribution to Anglohumour was her pet routine, as in, ‘Animals are very psychic; the least sign of danger and my pussy’s hair stands on end.’ So it […]