Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FTT Off-Topic: Finally

On their surprisingly good 1999 comedy album (surprising because their best work was twenty years before that), the Firesign Theatre had this lovely little moment in the midst of a radio station's day.

The album, on the off chance that you care, is called "Give Me Immortality, Or Give Me Death." After an over the top intro for a news segment ("Double The Now!"), there's a silence. Then, the officious announcer intones, "And the terrible news drought continues." Then, more silence.

That's kind of how I feel about February. And why this little bit of timewaste went down real, real easy.

He had me at Drunken Hobbit.

Now, a few caveats. First, I've never bought a pay per view event, and likely never will. Giving cash, even the tiny trace amounts from a CPM ad buy on basic cable, to people who just tried to buy a Senate seat so that they could make this country's government even more regressive, is just distasteful. The enjoyment per time spent ratio is sad; you basically get a few minutes of PG trash talk at people you (or, at least, me) are not all that interested in. The people who do this stuff are, for the most part, hacks; they'll mess this up. Dwayne's awfully good on the mic, but he's going to need someone to play off, and I don't know if he's got enough there.

But I can't say I didn't enjoy it, or won't peek in again later, or that I'm not glad that the guy is back doing what he does.

Or that the devil behind all of this didn't pick the best possible moment on the calendar to play his ace.

1 comment:

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