Thursday, January 19, 2012

Well, don't let it be said that I've neglected the blog for weeks and weeks and weeks.  Unbeknownst to y'all I had a post draft  in the hopper dating back to 1/ that should upgrade me to only semi-negligent, no?

The nascent post was all about a job I was applying for in Madison, Wisconsin.  I'd only gotten 3/4 of a paragraph composed, but you know was destined to be a rambling, neurotic debate...agonizing & over analyzing over the classic question: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO NOW? 

Well, since I let the post marinate for a coupla weeks, I am able to FF right to the epilogue.  I didn't get the job.  BOO.  And y'know, I half believe in jinxes jinxing shit, and so I can't help but think that this rejection email (received on was just about the warm& fuzziest rejection communique I've ever read, I'll grant 'em that)  was partly sparked by my resolution to TAKE the job if offered.  Even if I never did write it out, I did go thru all that debating, hemming & hawing etc.  But around Sunday I had decided, that if the job were offered to me, it was The Universe handing me an opportunity and you should not spit in the face of the Universe...particularly if you are hanging your head outta the window of a vehicle moving at high rates of speed. Plus, a very sage amiga of mine pointed out that if I took the chance and it didn't pan out, it's not like I would be CAPTIVE there.  So I said, "Fuck it, I'm a-gonna do it"  But then they said "Fuck you. Stay in VT. You guys have cheese there too."  No, no, no, I fib. That is NOTHING like what they wrote. They were uber-cordial.  No hard feelings. But who knows if I will stay in VT--maybe, maybe not.  I don't hate it here, I just despise my CHRONIC COMPLACENCY. (As well I should)  And so I will continue to search...

To compensate for not having any *actual news* to share, I am going to share instead some of my faves from my list of "Likeds" on YouTube (Oh yeah...I would be remiss if I didn't throw in here a "DEATH TO SOPA/PIPA!!!") and some original Monday doodles.  There were three recent Mondays --12/26, 1/2 & 1/16 --where I was working and everybody else in the world was NOT.  I acutely felt the injustice of this sitch.  When I am at the office on such days,  I really feel like I should get full marks for simply SHOWING UP.  Any actual work achieved counts as extra credit, maaan.  So on 1/2 and 1/16  I alternated little brief spurts of productivity with idle doodling.  Here is what I do when I am reluctantly cubicle-bound---

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Now a couple of the funniest vids I've seen in a long time--
 This impression is BRILLIANT.  A LeVar Burton cameo and I woulda been over the f-ing moon!!

That Mitchell & Webb Look  is a terrifically funny & smart Brit sketch comedy show...or I should say it was, as I don't believe new eps are being produced anymore. I discovered it in the Netflix Instants library, but if you don't stream Netflix, you can also find a lot of Mitchell & Webb onYouTube. This one sketch is a fave because I REALLY relate to Mitchell's character (the non-sporty boozer)

Some other Brit funnies...
this one QUITE ODD, but I really like it nonetheless--

guess this one is odd too....and I suspect I wouldn't even like it if not in that accent.  That guy at 0:32 REALLY cracks me up though--

Haaa..funny AND educational...

more by Peter Serafinowicz. Not uproarously funny this one, but I cannot overlook a Dickens shout out

Ok, just so you don't think I'm a total, excessive Anglophile, here is a FRENCH commercial.  It's not funny, but it's so cool and artsy and if our commercials for BK were this neat-o, I might even consider eating there.