You know when a cartoon character is totally whipped and he's either flat out like a pancake or draped in a boneless sort of way over whatever surface he collapses upon? Usually his little cartoon tongue is lolling out of his mouth and his eyes are two pathetic X's.
That about sums up how I feel after this week's writing, which is why I've been so scarce around here. But I miss all of you, so here's a three-item mini round-up.
1. Last night, the kids had a sleepover. I'd love to tell you people that the 11-year-olds did the damage to the cheddar Chex Mix, but I think we'd all know that was a fib.
2. One of the things I was working on was a massive and complex essay about my brother John O'Brien and his body of work. So, since I'm thinking of him and since this week marked the 14th anniversary of his death, here is a picture of John in happier times wearing my favorite kind of hat.
3. How about this for a comment tag to keep us all entertained over the weekend and give me some down time: post a link to a crazy YouTube. It can be funny, weird, bizarre, whatever. The only limit will be duration time, let's keep it to one minute or less. Doesn't that sound fun?
Okay, I'll kick it off with this 57 seconds of unforgettable footage: