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April 19th, 2008

12:37 am

Hidily ho, Readerinos!

I'm suffering through an episode of Jay Leno because Flogging Molly is performing on the show later. I can't stand Jay Leno. He's such a whiny little pinhead. And his interviews are crap. It's just painful to watch. If it were most any other band, I'd just Tivo the show and skip all the crap. But it's Flogging Molly who I love so very much, so I will suffer through this garbage. I know Flogging Molly will make my suffering worthwhile.

I upgraded my Live journal account to get some fancy new features for the blog. The most interesting new feature is the ability to call in from my phone and record a voice post. I'm not exactly sure what I might do with that, but I think it has the potential to be mildly amusing. I can't remember the other stuff that I'm getting with the upgrade . It's actually not that entertaining, but it did only cost me $20 for a year, so what the Hell.

Ooh, here comes Flogging Molly. Woo! Ok, they're singing "Float". I was hoping they'd sing one of their more up tempo songs, but considering Leno's tight-ass, mainstream audience, that was probably a safe choice. Don't get me wrong, I love "Float" - it's an awesome song and I particularly love the fiddle playing in it. It's just not one of their frenzied, hard-driving songs that are impossible to sit still too. "Requiem For A Dying Song" would have been a rocking choice and probably pop enough to pass on this stupid show. Still, FM sounded great and blew the roof off the dump. It was awesome and made me forget the rest of that terrible Leno episode. I can't say this enough. Leno sucks.

After work today, I went out in the back yard to enjoy a little time in my hammock. As I was laying there, chillin' in the sun, I was thinking about the Simpson's episode where Homer goes to work for Hank Scorpio in Cypress Creek. There's a hilarious discussion between Homer and Scorpio about hammocks. In fact, thanks to the fine people at The Simpson's Archive I can give you the quote:

Hank: Uh, hi, Homer. What can I do for you?
Homer: Sir, I need to know where I can get some business hammocks.
Hank: Hammocks? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Hammocks! Homer, there's four places. There's the Hammock Hut, that's on third.
Homer: Uh-huh.
Hank: There's Hammocks-R-Us, that's on third too. You got
Put-Your-Butt-There?
Homer: Mm-Hmm.
Hank: That's on third. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot... Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the hammock complex on third.
Homer: Oh, the hammock district.

Hank: That's right.

Now, that's probably much funnier when you see it in the show, because Albert Brooks, who is the voice of Hank Scorpio, makes that scene utterly brilliant. I also appreciate how Dan Castellaneta just stayed out of the way and kept Homer's responses so simple and deadpan. It's perfection. In the audio commentary on the DVD, they say that Brooks ad libbed that whole scene and Castellaneta just went along. It's just hilarious when you hear the delivery . Anyway, my whole point to this story is that when 5:30 rolled around, I went inside to see which Simpsons episode was on in syndication here and it was that very episode that I had been musing about in my hammock. Isn't that creepy? I think so. I stayed in an watched it of course. That's a classic. Good times.

OK, I'm done. I actually didn't have anything to say. I just wanted to distract myself from Leno. I'm going to Tulsa tomorrow for TU's Spring football game. I'm pretty excited about it. I am so ready for football season. I may not get much out of the game since I'm pretty sure it won't be on the radio, but just hearing the guys smack each other around will be fun. I can't wait. I'll pop back in later this weekend and report on the game.

Later.