Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mini round-up


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:


Erin O'Brien said...

Okay peeps, I must say it. I just reviewed the YouTube in this post again and all I can say is that I'm just a simple woman who wants to get across a simple message to y'all, and that's peace, love and understanding.

Carol said...

the nekkid v-log rocks. . . this guy is a scream!

Helen Mansfield said...

Erin, I believe this woman is your birth mother. She gave birth to you and Perry Farrell, because she looks like an older, freaker version of the two of you, melded into one gloriously caring freak-woman.

Libby Spencer said...

Okay, I'm already breaking the rules with a 1 minute, 23 second vid but this one is such a classic, there has a be a special dispensation for anything before 1950. Besides, it's educational and nutritious.

Erin O'Brien said...

I don't know about the resemblance, but she is hilarious.

What's scary is that I DID learn something from that vid, Libby.

UPDATE: I finished off the Chex Mix.

Libby Spencer said...

Me too Erin. I told you it was educational.

But in the spirit of playing by the rules, this one just arrived in my inbox and it's only 31 seconds. As the emailer notes, if this one is not safe for your workplace you need to quit immediately and get another job.

Erin O'Brien said...

Between all the humping and the bananas, it's getting hot in here!

SleekPelt said...

Here's some good stuff. I cheated on the time, but it's worth it. My friend Dave's brother Bud actually jumped the triumph over the fence.

Erin O'Brien said...

That barbed wire freaked me out!