Monday, March 27, 2006

We're funny.

I had a real nice visit with my parents - had quite a time watching 40 Year Old Virgin with them. Who knew it was that dirty? Not 5 minutes into that thing they're talking about donkey shows... I got totally kicked in the balls by one of my professors over a paper I wrote. That sucked. But, in brighter news, here's the long awaited video from the Oscar Party. So, if you just had a baby or you're in Uraguay and couldn't make the party, you'll be able to see what a drunken good time you missed. I think it's rated PG, if you're at work. Watch in Quicktime. 11 mins long.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


So, tomorrow my parents are coming up for a visit, and it reminds me of a funny story my dad told me a little while ago - no doubt I'll have more of these gems to share on Monday...
Daddy told me how one of the cats ate a mole out in the yard and upset my mom. I said, "Why, did they get blood all over the place?"
"Blood? Don't even know if a mole HAS blood," he says.
"Well, Kelly, they're tougher than a junk yard dog. 'Bout have to take an ax to kill 'em."
"Can't tell the front from the back."
"Well, it's true - They're disgusting. They got a little pointy nose, pointy tail..."
"Let me talk to mom..."
"Hi, Mom. I heard the cat ate a mole."
"Oh, they're disgusting. Can't tell the front from the back."

Monday, March 20, 2006

animals are funny

Found a few videos of animals that are just ridiculously hilarious. Maybe tomorrow I'll post a bunch of taking-it-in-the-nuts videos. Check out this, and this - but I think this one is the best.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Knock Me Down Girl

This is a great song: Knock Me Down Girl!

Today in the art history survey course that I'm a TA for, the Professor showed this painting by Charles Demuth called The Figure Five in Gold (it's at the Met - beautiful to see in person), and he read the poem by William Carlos Williams that inspired it. It goes:

The Great Figure

Among the rain

and lights

I saw the figure 5

in gold

on a red

fire truck




to gong clangs

siren howls

and wheels rumbling

through the dark city

There's a woman in the class who translates the whole lecture into sign language for a deaf student - it was so beautiful to watch her sign that poem. I love watching sign language. I always watch her and try to learn at least one word a lecture. Today I learned "vagina" because we were looking at a lot of Georgia O'Keeffes. It looks like this.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

bouncing balls

Just saw this really cool video of bouncing balls bouncing down a street in San Francisco which is somehow one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. Those are really balls, baby! I have a feeling friend D, who wrote a whole diary entry on bouncing balls when he was a kid, which C pulls out to read to us every once in a while, is really going to love it. "Oh, bouncing ball, I bounced you so high today..."

I miss San Francisco.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

That's no lady!

I now know TWO people that are on the extras to DVDs - pretty good ones, too - friend Sarah is on The Incredibles and now my brother-in-law Lyman is on Lady and the Tramp! That's awesome! If you don't plan on buying the DVD, you can watch it here - Lyman's the one with the uh, bass, and he looks like the star of the video. I was in LA when he filmed the video and I remember being so knocked out that he got to keep the clothes that the wardrobe person brought him. That's slick.

In other music news, I've been really addicted to Dolly Parton's Travelin' Thru ever since I saw her sing it at the Oscars. Gorgeous song.

Well, I'm off to the theatuh pretty soon for A Well Appointed Room at the Steppenwolf - too bad they couldn't come up with a better appointed title. Last week saw A Child's History of Bombing at the Neo-Futurarium, which was mostly good, but a bit preachy, and I am, of course, the choir.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Night!

In the interest of providing world-class blogging coverage of last night's Oscar bash (or could it be mere procrastination of working on my thesis???) I offer this brief summary from C & D's party. The food! The fashion! The
célébrité! We weeped for Jon Stewart, who got burned by his audience, and were outraged at Crash, which won best picture. My own M took home the best prize of all (me!) No, he "guessed" the highest number of oscar winners and won the very generous prize handed out by C & D (by guessing, I mean of course looking up the Vegas odds). Here are a few pics, and hopefully soon I'll be able to post video highlights of the show (montage style, just like last night!)

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Check out my website for the yearly "we pick the oscars" extravaganza. In a rather unprecedented move, it is I, and not my guests, who does not follow the "rules" of the game.

We all posted our pics for the best film of the year, but in the last few days I've discovered a little video, which I've since seen about four hundred times, that is a strong contender for all categories. Check out the laughing quadruplets!