It's my month of thankfulness and time for the Battle of the Bands, with potential for one or more ha-has per month!
Our history: FAR AWAY EYES (always loved) and STEPHEN T. McCARTHY (the head ha ha)started this wonderful get together. If you're new to it, a Battle gets posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and results appear magically six days later, on the 7th and 21st. If necessary, I add my own humble vote to break a tie, math it up, and announce the winner. Bam. It's that easy.
Growing up in Ohio and West "by God" Virginia, one thing was apparent: you have to be able to laugh at yourself AND it we are not laughing at YOU, you're probably someone we don't favor. Everyone gets in on the act. Laugh at yourself, at what you value, at what you despise, your obsessions, the "deep, dark, truthful mirror" of life, and everyone in between. Ahhh...that works for me.
This month's battle is dedicated to the ringmaster, Stephen T. McCarthy, in apprecation of all his efforts at keeping this going. Stephen is a kind mentor, understanding friend and the best prayer buddy ever. Who knew? Me, that's who. I'm thankful for this fine friend.
Lately, I'm not sure if I'd want to do comedy because of the number of toes that have the potential to be stepped on. When did the pursuit of ha-ha get so difficult?
For this month's offering, I submit two musically sound parodies that tickle my funny bone every stinkin' time I hear them.
DUSTIN & GENEVIEVE
First up: Comedians Dustin and Genevieve's Parody of Bohemian Rhapsody...
made timely and topical! Jabs taken at everyone...
"CLETUS TAKE THE WHEEL"
Tim Hawkins is a family favorite, especially loved by Gonzo. We've seen his live show three or four times and he is really a talented musician, too.
Well, is it ironic that now I WANT your opinion?? About the videos and the pursuit of laughter, that is...I remain dedicated to my own opinion of "first, do no harm" where blogging is concerned and excessive use of ellipses...to emphasize how much of my thought train just sort of pulls away mid-thought...
Results on the 21st, good people! Taxi that bag of opinions and observatiosn over to these other battles, if you please.
I'll be thankful, I promise, and so will they!