I found this video last night when I was supposed to be working on my paper. It makes me really happy:
I never knew much about the Marx Brothers, and I had no idea they were so musically inclined. I think my favorite is Harpo, not only because he was really good at harp but because he does everything in pantomime. :)
Pete Townshend’s birthday was 2 days ago and I FORGOT! I blame my midterm.
HAPPY LATE PETE DAY!
I found this video awhile back; not sure why no one else seems to have seen it but I find it HILARIOUS. Old Man Pete is such a spazz! I also think it’s funny how excited he is about that videocamera (he took it on stage with him???).
Vlog of a rockstar:
If you (and by you, I probably just mean me) yearn for more silly Pete footage, this Pete birthday tribute [2014 edit: the video is private now! so sad…] is pretty awesome, aside from the unnecessary subtitles. I never really associated the word “cute” with Pete Townshend, but this video manages to make him seem pretty darn cute. Awwww.
Tonight we went to see Road to Morocco at the Billy Wilder Theater. I loved it. Bing Crosby is a cutie and Bob Hope cracks me up.
Now I know where the Monkees got so many of their gags. Recapping the plot for those who came in late, patty-cake, talking camels/cows, and Micky Dolenz imitating Bob Hope’s funniest facial expressions. Not to mention this entire episode:
The way Davy says “director of forests” NEVER fails to make me laugh, I swear.
(Excluding the obvious like Beatles/Stones/etc.) OK GO IS MY FAVORITE BAND EVER. Definitely my favorite band in existence today. A few key reasons:
They are incredibly well-dressed
They love paisley/floral/decorative prints
Their videos remind me of us
Ahh, this band has been a source of so many great times over the past 3 years. Since making our dance video (before I ever even knew who OK Go were), I’ve seen them live in Hollywood, Lauren has met the band, Dan has sent me an email and also left a voicemail on my phone, we’ve been on their DVD, and were featured not once but TWICE on the Colbert Report. And in case you didn’t know, Jocelyn, Lauren, and I recently went to see them play at the San Diego House of Blues, which was everything I’d ever hoped for (and more). I LOVE THIS BAND!!
Our two seconds of fame (2:55)
I really want to see Man on the Moon again.
I was watching some Taxi, which then led me to watching Andy Kaufman videos on YouTube, which really made me want to watch Man on the Moon. If you don’t know much about Andy Kaufman, you should go watch a bunch of videos of him…and when you’re done you will probably still not know much about Andy Kaufman, haha. The man was unbelievable (in both good and bad ways)…he did some of the craziest pranks on TV. There is an urban legend that he faked his own death back in 1984. I would love to believe that he is still alive and is just gonna randomly show up one day.
I don’t know why I love Taxi so much. I first got into it in 7th grade…an age at which I couldn’t really relate to any of the characters and probably didn’t even understand half of the jokes, haha. I remember I made a fanpage dedicated to it and everything. And this was even before I was into The Beatles or I Love Lucy or anything made prior to the 90s. I was a weird kid.