be back soon.
I was doing some of that today and I see now that my blog spat out every post as new in RSS again. (Well, it did on feedly anyway.) For crying out loud. I’m really sorry about that. All done now, anyway.
For the holidays. Be well, all.
Man alive, Colbert went to town here. Hilarious.
There have been a few memorable interviews with Morrissey before – most of them hinting at a preference for animals over humans. In this very organ, the miserabilist rocker told poet Simon Armitage that the Chinese were a “subspecies” because of the way they treated animals.
But American satirical TV host Stephen Colbert’s five-minute gem on Tuesday tops the lot. It’s a classic example of the interviewer as irritant – TV death by a thousand gentle prods and pokes. Pop’s very own Dorothy Parker (responsible for bon mots such as “I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong” and “I don’t even know if I exist offstage”), is reduced to a wobbling jelly of confusion.
Morrissey starts out in typical form. Colbert describes him as a living legend known for his melancholy lyrics. Mozza looks at him, tight-lipped and fabulously disapproving. You know he’s going to lecture him. He asks Colbert if he knows what the word legend means.
“It means you’re dead” Colbert says.
“No, it means it might be true and it might be false so it doesn’t really apply.” One nil to Morrissey. Or so he thought. It’s at this point that Colbert goes to town on Manchester’s greatest misanthrope. The technique is simple. Find out what somebody passionately believes in, and pretend you think they believe the opposite. So in this case Colbert takes the titles of two great Smiths albums as his starting point; The Queen Is Dead and Meat Is Murder, and stands them on their head.
- Morrissey vs. Colbert (boingboing.net)
- Morrissey Is Not Impressed With Stephen Colbert (buzzfeed.com)
- Stephen Colbert Puts Morrissey on the Spot on The Colbert Report (laughingsquid.com)
- Watch Morrissey On Colbert (stereogum.com)
- Morrissey Sulks Brilliantly On “The Colbert Report” (thefrisky.com)
- Stephen Colbert Taunts Morrissey: VIDEO (towleroad.com)
- Comedian Stephen Colbert Goes Veggie For Irreverent Morrissey Chat (contactmusic.com)
- Morrissey played ‘The Colbert Report’ (interview too!), begins his three-night NYC run tonight at Radio City (brooklynvegan.com)
I really do. This is one of my recent favourites.
I havenˇt [sic] checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess Iˇll [sic] add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend.
I got boring?! Oh, the hurt! But I’m back on his happy list now because I deserve it. Well done me. Gawd bless him and all his kin.
(He was trying to see me a credit card, I think. Or maybe home insurance. Or maybe something to do with betting. I can’t remember. But I ain’t bitin’ anyway. Not with all that hurt!)
This is the Buckley Family. The children’s names were Susan and John. As a Halloween joke, all the kids in the neighborhood were going to get a dummy and pretend to chop its head off. The Buckley children thought it would be hilarious to actually murder their mother, so when the kids walked up the the door, they got an axe and slaughtered her. Once everyone figured out what they had really done, they called the police, but the kids were long gone by then. The only picture of them was this photo, taken by a trick or treater. The mothers body was later found half eaten.
I know it’s a fake, but I love it always.
Photo of the Day: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy taking a break while on location to read the very first Mad Magazine Star Trek parody, “Star Blecch,” c. December 1967.