Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

Witty and pertinent observations on matters of great significance OR Incoherent jottings on total irrelevancies OR Something else altogether OR All of the above

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fun, fun, fun (till his keepers put the blogger away)

Persephone recently suggested I'd been ranting a lot and needed to have some fun. Well OK......

Here's probably my favourite non-Road-Runner cartoon of all time. The lucky horseshoe gag cracks me up every time, as does the ending.

Then there's this Tex Avery gem.

Kristin Chenoweth singing "Glitter And Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Not just a stunning piece of singing but an immensely funny song.

The funniest number of all from Candide is Oh Happy We. See what happens when people decide to get married on the basis of their illusions instead of listing to each other. usually it isn't that funny though.

I could only find sound files of Kristin Chenoweth as Galinda in Wicked doing "What is This Feeling" with Idina Menzel, but here is Annalene Beechey (with IM) doing it for the BBC. Yes, they do still write them like that.

A great Youtube clip condensed from a video (The Way Things Go) I have in full on DVD. My kids used to love this when they were small. I still love it now. I think it's the trying to work out just how the chain is going to be continued each time.

A favourite scene from a favourite comedy, Tampopo. I always remember it when I'm dining with work colleagues......

No, I can't restrict myself to just one scene from Tampopo. Here's the Ramen Master explaining Zen and The Art of Eating Noodles.

Here's Woody Allen buying a porn magazine in Bananas. I've never actually witnessed that, though I have seen someone doing this in real life (with a lamp standard in a car park rather than another car).

And finally this segment from Disney's Fantasia 2000, in which Donald Duck stars in the tale of Noah and the Ark, to an arrangement of Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos 1, 2 and 3. An especially appropriate clip for this blog, as the arrangement was made by Peter Schickele, the composer (perhaps perpetrator would be a better word) of the piece from which EKN takes its name.

Enough fun, already! God, I need a rant.....


At 03 November, 2008 17:38, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Well, thanks, back to the fun stuff.


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