All That was like if MadTV were fifty times less funny. Which is saying something cause there are not many things in the history of time as terrible and unfunny as MadTV. Fuckin’ oof.
Yesterday I was downtown in the evening in some traffic. I was able to observe an interesting conversation.
A bicycle cop asks an interested tourist where she is from. She tells him she is from Denmark and that in Denmark they don’t have police on bicycles.
Cop: “Really? I went to the academy with a guy from Denmark.”
Lady “Oh, well I don’t know”
Cop: ”Yeah what’s the biggest city there? I think he was from there.”
Cop: ”Yeah, I think that’s the one. Oh wait, maybe it was The Netherlands is that a different place?”
Lady (walking away as she answers) “Yes, it is a different place.
It was hard to watch this European lady in one short conversation have all her preconceived notions about Americans be completely confirmed. She seemed quite engaged in the exchange but when he made it clear he didn’t know some pretty basic geography she started walking away with this half smile on her face. I sat there feeling warm with embarrassment for this overweight, ruddy faced cop on a tiny bicycle (in comparison to his ample girth) and for all of America in general. I wanted to tell her that not everyone is that way and I know many people that know the difference between Holland and Denmark and could even point them out on a map. But then the light changed and I drove away.
Just bought ten pounds of cabbage at the farmers market.
KRAUT TIME 2011!*
Lately I’m quite/totally obsessed with Tom Scharplings The Best Show on WFMU. I first started listening about a year ago but it’s really taken over lately. I find myself googling old bits and characters constantly. As I listened to this one about the worlds coolest/worst music fan I had a bit of a moment of clarity/self awareness when I realized sitting next to me was my newly purchased copy of Sun Ra’s Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra vol. 2 and in the past couple weeks I’ve been getting over Can’s Deadlock being my song of the month. I’m a living joke. Ugh.