While I don't mind Elliott Smith, I love this critical rip of one of his CDs even more:
"Elliott Smith is known best as a purveyor of sad-bastard music, a reputation he established right away on his gorgeously downbeat 1994 solo debut Roman Candle. But Smith also had a slyly humorous side, which he exhibits on the closing instrumental "Kiwi Maddog 20/20," a languid surf-y tune that wouldn't be out of place playing over the credits of a Quentin Tarantino film. Which means "Kiwi Maddog 20/20" is totally out of place on a collection of depressing folk-pop songs, though after 30 minutes with Smith's quiet tales of desperation it's practically a lifeline."
1) Either by one or two words, but as little as a syllable, create a common idiomatic usage, expression or cultural link (pop or otherwise) from one set to the next.
2) Do not take more than one turn in a row.
The poem starts like this...
Blue moon river runs through it sucks to be you can't touch this love has taken its toll bridge ____________
This thinglet comes from Mike Vardy. Mike is the brains behind the Eventualist productivity ideodology "EffTD" (Effing The Dog) and is chief contributor to www.effingthedog.com and its accompanying podcast. Click the links and check out his work.
I’m waiting for the day when the layperson finally gets that sketch comedy is not improv. It’s pre-written and while there’s room for latitude with a sketch, you can’t just throw it by the wayside for a passable Christopher Walken impersonation when the going gets tough. No wonder why most people think that MadTV is filled with genius comedic talent. Until this changes, I’ll just assume that most sketch comedians pretend they’ve done improv when they get adulation from the audience for coming up with such great material on the fly. If only Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip hadn’t been cancelled - Aaron Sorkin could’ve converted the ignorant flock. Then again, maybe they couldn’t handle the truth.