Tuesday, January 29, 2008

End of January Tiny Link Round-Up

"It’s like my parents always told me: the internet should only be considered a trusted authority with regard to matters of grotesque pornography." --James Green Pea-ness

All your bass are belong to me.

I read Steve Martin's autobiography Born Standing Up earlier this month, and this excerpt quoted today on BoingBoing was probably my single favorite page in the entire book. As many of you know, I love to read/listen to comedians talking about craft, and those few paragraphs pretty much instantly helped me get a little more the appeal of Martin's stand-up, which had always left me a bit "wha--?" (In honor of comedy analysis, I will direct your attention to the "p-shaped pie" exchange in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. I couldn't figure out how to link directly to the monologue in question, but you can either search on "p-shaped pie" or scroll forward to page 45.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fond memories of naughty little calypso rhythms!