I'll cap my week with a somewhat funny, somewhat creepy, somewhat sweet song. And then a bonus song, because I really almost picked that one instead.
The story here is, I had no idea who Jonathan Coulton was until one night I went to see a book reading by John Hodgman. I also had no idea who he was. At the time, no one did. His first book had just come out, and he had organized his own book tour. It involved traveling around with his buddy Mr. Coulton and some cartoonist friend of theirs, and maybe one other person who sang backup or something. We didn't make the reading in time, but that was okay, because they decided to add a late show. Yeah, for a book reading. The entire room was, and I'm not exaggerating here, probably twice the size of the stage he's performing on in this clip. There were maybe 40 people squeezed in. They passed around a bottle of whisky. As in, Hodgman or Coulton handed someone in the audience the bottle, and we just passed it around. There may have been like 3 dixie cups, but when they ran out people were taking swigs straight from the bottle, and then passing it back to the performers. The cartoonist literally did performance cartooning, where he drew things while Coulton played guitar. Hodgman read 100 of his Hobo names. It was insane. Anyway, that was the night I learned about Jonathan Coulton.
This is my favorite song of his:
And here's the bonus song, because you gotta love some Portal, and it totally works for that tag I just wrote too.
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Look, I ain't Lutheran. But I'm Minnesotan, and that means I can still laugh at 'em.
After discussing Prairie Home Companion recently, I thought this might be a nice share. Bonus, this is taken from a show just over a week ago, so it's all fresh. Yup, you've never heard any of these jokes before.
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I know that I listen to plenty of "novelty" music, and do so with some regularity. That's because it's not a novelty to me. I think well done music that is funny, or just plain entertaining, is a pure joy. Long story short, I don't have a specific plan for this week, I'm just hoping to put a few smiles on faces, and maybe garner a laugh or two along the way as well.
Also, do you know how tough it is to find a quality video of Weird Al doing a live performance? Probably the most entertaining concert I've ever been to, and I can't find anything to do it justice. So we get this instead.
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