Category Archives: Monday Morning Humor
Voice actor Jim Cummings reads Darth Vader’s lines as Winnie the Pooh. Darkwing Duck drops in for a visit too.
“You are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor. Take her away. And no honey.“
As it had been written by Shakespeare.
Update: Drat, I thought that I had fixed the bad embed before scheduling this, but somehow the wrong video snuk in there anyway. Sorry about that. I believe THIS is what I meant to embed.
I admit this particular tenet of Mormonism was new to me, but the Irish twins are using it greatly to their advantage here!
I laughed ’til it hurt revisiting this one the other day. From the classic Saturday Night Live special on Paul Simon. Anyone who knows how NQC is filmed will get a kick out of this one.
Act I: Paul is disappointed with the opening number but is assured by the producer (Chuck Grodin) that all will be well.
“This is a dynamite opening!”
“That was a dynamite opening?”
“Not what you see here. The elements, the pieces!”
Act II: Paul reacts to the finished product.
“Wait, that’s not even me!”
“It’s a standing ovation. They’re having a tremendous time. A tremendous time.”
“They’re having a tremendous time, but it’s not me that’s providing the time!”
Old friends reunite, when suddenly things go sour:
And then… The Battle of the Schnozzes.
His name is Wally. For more adorableness from Wally, click here to go to his owner’s channel. Here he is trying to retrieve a pecan from a medicine cup:
This ranks right up there with the bacon routine for me. (One mildly crude term.)
American Idol has made a smart choice in adding neo-jazz legend Harry Connick, Jr. to their new judging panel this season. He’s intelligent, honest, funny, and actually (gasp) knows something about music. In fact, he’s so confidently candid that it makes me wonder whether the judges are back to actually making their own choices about who to let through, as opposed to reading their lines from executive producer Nigel Lythgoe off camera. (But I digress. Segue!) Sadly, this clip shows that he’s almost too good for America. Various Idol contestants seem genuinely unsure who he even is.
“I’m actually the biggest celebrity, which is why I’m actually a hologram. I’m at home in my bed right now.”
Notice they ALL seem to know who female judge Jennifer Lopez is, but if this educational clip is any indication (brief mild language note) Connick pretty much PWNS her on the musicianship front, and he also thinks more deeply about the contestants than “Licks and runs! Oooooh, aaaah!” It’s like we got Simon Cowell back, but minus the nasty ego. I’ll take it!
Connick is one of several outspoken Christians who also have a significant presence in the secular entertainment world (Jim Caviezel is another example). Curiously, but perhaps not surprisingly, it seems easier to find Catholic examples of this than Protestant examples. This is definitely a two-sided coin. It gives the Christian entertainer a golden opportunity to be visibly different from the world while also pressuring him to conform. In a couple upcoming posts on Christians in entertainment, I will show how Connick demonstrates both sides of that coin. As many of you know, our own rising star Amber Nelon Thompson declined the opportunity to step into that world. Watching its pressures at work on both sides of the table, even on someone as secure as Connick, reinforces the wisdom of her choice to me. It’s been instructive to watch him try to offer some push-back against that influence, yet simultaneously make concessions to it. To be continued…