Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Something to think about...

Cowboys, Indians...

So last night was one of the fucking highlights of my life, although I've been so busy, I haven't been able to digest it nor even anticipate digesting it ---

For, you see, yesterevening, I sat down for an interview with none-other-than PAUL BELLINI!!! There he is, pictured to the left, to the left... for those of you who don't know who the man is, A.) you should be repeatedly branded with a live cattle poker square in your perineum, dumbass, B.) he was one of the writers and creators of one of the seminal comedy programs of mine and many others' youth, "Kids In The Hall". He was frequently featured on camera during the run of the show, wearing a towel in the most unlikeliest of situations.

"Kids In The Hall" was the shit. I caught onto it considerably later... when it was rerun on Comedy Central... I'd watch it every day at 4 after school - we're talkin' mid-late 90's-ish. As far as I'm concerned the Kids In The Hall were the Monty Python of their generation - their humour, style, tonality, phrasing, content, everything was so distinctly theirs and I think their influence can be seen and felt on the construction of a lot of comedy since. Phew.

Anyballs... Paul "had never really thought about it like that before". Which is SO fucking nuts. But, as as with all true brilliance, it doesn't seem abnormal at the time.

So we met for a feature he's doing on me for his column in "Fab" re: the next Bitch Salad - WHICH, by the way, IS NOVEMBER 20TH!!! IT'S GONNA BE RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW!!! - well actually, it's not solely a feature on me, I'm told. It's sort of a co-feature... on me and - and I can't even believe I'm sharing print with this man, it's so unbelievable - the late Charles Nelson Reilly. Hahahaha. Yep. You know you've made it when... = )

It was an insane amount of fun, and as per usual, I wasn't lacking in anything to say. And there were a few moments that I genuinely had some original insights that I'm fairly certain impressed him - which just gives me the biggest boner of all time. I was able to speak authoritatively about comedy to Paul Bellini... whom I consider a comedy legend.

And after the tape ran out on his recorder - which y'all know it did - he dished about the history of Kids In The Hall. And I think I just sat there grinning, resting my chin on m'hand, listening with undivided attention and childlike enthusiasm for about half an hour or so. It was awesome. And also stuff that I'm not sure if I can divulge here, so I won't. An interesting history, though.

So that was awesome. Without a doubt - one of the highlights of my year. Watch for the actual article in Fab sometime before November 20th...
In other, more random news:

Well, it's not news at all... but...


I was just randomly thinking about this the other day. Maypoles - why were people ever into them? It's just running around a fucking pole attached to a string! You call that fun?! WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?

It's like tether ball - WHICH IS ACTUALLY KIND OF FUN - without the tether nor the ball. WHAT THE FUCK?!

Like really - is this how hard-up people were before TV? That a pleasant activity to engage in was holding a fucking rope and running around a pole? A fucking dog would find that boring!? GAH!

I just really don't get it.

I wiki'd maypoles, and even it's history is boring and nonsensical. It's some sort of appropriated pagan ritual and meant to some mix of the sexes. But not really. It's fucked up.

Anyway... again, something to think about...

Smell ya later,

--- Aj