2001 Space Odyssey Opener


I find this incredibly disturbing so I’m posting it in the hopes that it incredibly disturbs you as well. And now ladies and gentlemen, the official 2001 Space Odyssey opener. (Mmmm…Also Sprach Zarathustra or something like that)

Dalai Lama Joke Backfires


This is an old Dalai Lama Joke, but doesn’t have the same feel when it’s told to the Dalai Lama.

Bulgarian Idol 2 – Mariah Carey


This is what happens when someone sings a song phonetically in English, but doesn’t actually speak any English. A sober reminder to the rest of us that have tried to learn a karaoke song in Mandarin or Cantonese and think that we’re “pretty darn close”.

Bulgarian Idol 2 female vocal audition sings the song Without You – Mariah Carey.

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PDQ Bach


(Part Two is the performance, so I post it first)

Itzhak Perlman and Peter Schickele mix it up in a hilarious duet at a Boston Pops Concert with John Williams conducting. Part 1 is mostly the setup, with Peter Schickele expounding on the life of P.D.Q. Bach, “the 21st of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 20 children.”

PDQ Bach is the ultimate in combining High Art and Low Art for awesome high brow comedy. It was great in this video to see PDQ Bach, violinist Itzhak Perlmand and composer/conductor John Williams all working together on the gags. I also like how the music makes you wait for each subsequent gag as they are interspersed with a fiarly straight ahead Riccoco style orchestration.

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Christmas Tree Rocketry


The Christmas holiday is one of the most difficult times of the year to stay ‘green,’ but rocket launching our Christmas tree was a great way to recycle our trash destined tree. 32 large rocket engines and some careful calculations ensured fun for the whole family.

Funny Car Commercial


Here’s a funny car commercial from the UK. Is the music in this video by Beethoven or a modern composer? Let me know what you think.

Evolution Joke

A little girl asked her father:  “How did the human race appear?” The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from  which the human race evolved.”

Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question.  The  mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so  was all mankind made.”

The confused girl said to her mother “How is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”

The mother answered, “Well dear, it’s very simple.  Your father told you about his side of the family and I told you about mine!”