Monthly Archives: December 2019


Classic Emo Philips.
He’s a great stand-up comedian, one of the
smarter ones on the circuit, not many folks
realize that.
This is from the legendary Live at The Hasty
Pudding Theatre recording.
Emo was bad, the cop was worse, his cell mate
was unable to properly clean the floors.
Some Classic lines here!
Life is complicated…

How Sweet to Be an Idiot

Neil Innes passed away on 12.29.19.
That makes me very sad.
He was one of the original members of The
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, founder of The Rutles,
and considered by some to be the 7th Python, a
tribute to his work with Monty Python on
various projects, including some of their movies
and tours like the Live at the Hollywood Bowl gig.
He was a talented comedian and songwriter, not to
mention a real gentleman and a scholar.
This is one of the songs that I associate with him.
I’ll play more of his material this week as a tribute.
He used to utter this line doing his performances…
“I’ve suffered for my music. Now it’s your turn.”
Rest in Peace Mr. Innes, you will be missed.

I am Cow

The Arrogant Worms with a declaration of bovine certainty.
A heartwarming ode to those that provide us with butter
and burgers, and the occasional milk shake.
These guys do harmonize with the best of them, and you
have to appreciate their sense of humor.
One of Canada’s national treasures…

The Most Intelligent Beings on Earth

I’m not very big on watching television, having
stopped doing so over twenty years ago.
There was a time when I was glued to the set.
I’ve probably absorbed more facial radiation
than Bruce Banner ever did.
One would think that I’d be able lift really heavy
weights with my eyelids but alas that is not the case.
At least they’re not green.
When I did enjoy the occasional mindless diversion
that certain programs offered I would tune into the
British comedies…Monty Python, Benny Hill, Red Dwarf,
Hale and Pace, and this terrific series based on a Douglas
Adams’s book of the same name.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a true phenomenon.
Science fiction with a very intelligent sense of humor.
Imaginative, funny, with its heart in the right place, I
remember watching this with absolute glee.
Even today it’s a great watch, and I highly recommend it
to anyone with a love for great British comedy.
Much better than the movie, I enjoyed the flick but this
original series from 1981 is top notch in every way.
Who’s the smartest on the planet…?