The world is a big fat mess full of even huger fat messes. Things are flooding. It’s getting hotter but the weather is getting colder (weird!). Our genes are conspiring against us. Bitches are mad broke and we’ve been watching over 10 hours of Law and Order a week. Multiply that figure by five and you approach the number of hours a week we spend a-drinkin’.
R: We’re also apparently getting stoopider.
R: And there’s crusty stuff all over my jeans … aaaand it’s sushi.
And yet we’re so excited! So excited … so excited … so … so … scared? There are still good things happening in the world of Arts and Entertainment even if there is nothing good happening in the world of everything else, like our column for instance … and also these things:
1. Where the Wild Things Are is coming out on … today!
R: Should we be a little serious?
R: Eehh — Yeah!
This classic children’s story is, in a word, awesome. Wikipedia will probably tell you that it’s one of the most beloved books of all time. So see it! It inspires us to use our imagination and teaches kids and / or the emotionally retarded how to understand their feelings and overcome problems. For example, if you get sent to bed without your CTB, you can go to an island with monsters that will love you so much they will eat you up … or just imagine it. In a world where kids are exposed to increasingly banal and gentrified stories, we should applaud a tale that reminds us to dream and empowers children to deal with their emotions in creative ways. It’s not even indie; it’s a classic. So don’t say it’s indie. It’s not. That’s stupid. Even if Karen O wrote the music. It’s. Not. Indie.
R: You’ll love it so much; you’ll eat it up!
R: We said that already dummy.
2. The Return of 30 Rock
30 Rock returns on … also today! We’re sure you all remember, but R and R got their start while ruminating on the many assets of Tracy Morgan in a little masterpiece entitled “We have fat balls.”
R: Anyone? Anyone?
Moving on. 30 Rock is easily the funniest thing. In fact, we’ve never encountered a funnier thing. It’s that funny. Funnier than a mole taking on a moon man. Funnier than a one-armed man trying to scare somebody who feels that the man’s one arm is good for nothing but trying to scare somebody. Funnier than a YouTube video of a pug pushing a stroller with a stuffed pug in it (did anyone else catch that?). Funnier than the time our friend spent the entirety of last night pooping. Even funnier than the time someone we know ran off into the dark only to throw up and poop on themselves simultaneously. Funnier than poop, generally. And that’s funny.
3. I Told You I was Freaky drops Oct. 20!
New Zealand funnymen Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Concords come out with their second studio album next week. Take it from a couple of people (us) who listened to the first album on loop during the whole post-fall break ride back to school, these guys could make a coma patient laugh.
R: A coma patient with an excellent sense of funny-funs.
R: fun funny-funs
If you haven’t seen the show, you’re missing out. Give this a listen! If you think it’s weird to listen to comedy songs then you’re wrong. Also it’s not indie. Don’t say that. It’s stupid.
Even if you’re unemployed, broke, and not going to graduate (again … ), this stuff might put a smile on your face.
So there you have it: an actual Arts and Entertainment column.
R: Plus that’s 625 words more than Julie wrote this week.
J: Fuck you guys.