October 05, 2004

Michele? A little help?

I'm gonna confess that I did not watch the debate tonight. Too damn tired and anyway, I knew that Steve-O would be all over it. Instead, I watched some mindless entertainment. Here are my impressions:

1. I've never watched the Women's Entertainment Network before. Um. I find back-to-back commercials for Barney videos and yeast infection treatments to be....well....disconcerting, to say the least.

2. The older I get, the less I like Woody Allen. I just have to say this. True, many of his movies are terrific: The early slapstick stuff, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bullets Over Broadway. But I've noticed that even these don't have the shelf-life one expects of a true classic. Tonight I watched Hannah and Her Sisters for the very first time. Meh. Tired and icky.

3. Trying to keep the eyes propped open, I flipped over to Comedy Central and caught Chris Rock in concert. I don't agree with everything Rock says, but dayum, the man is funny. There is often, but not always, a strong connection between anger and humor. In Rock, the circle is complete.

4. Well. Even with the change of programming, the eyelids drifted shut. I had meant to catch the Letterman rerun on Trio, but couldn't manage it. So....tired. Cripes, I hope I don't have mono again!

5. If you don't understand the title to this post, scroll down to earlier today. This is what we're talking about.


Posted by Robert at October 5, 2004 11:12 PM | TrackBack

Forget Woody's movies. If it's still in print, grab a copy of his book "Without Feathers." It's one of the funniest things I've ever read, right up there with Steve Martin's "Cruel Shoes" collection.

The fact that I read both at age 11 or 12 probably explains way too much.

Posted by: Stephen Green at October 6, 2004 02:16 AM

You're right - Actually, I've got both "Without Feathers" and "Side Effects". And yes, reading them as a kid warped me pretty badly too.

Posted by: Robert the LB at October 6, 2004 10:43 AM
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