Friday, April 10, 2009
Chances are, you have never heard of The Venture Bros., and that is why you are very sad.
Do not deny it! You are sad and lost, wondering the world like a lost soul trying to tug its Artax of a heart out of the Swamps of Sadness.
That is totally you, and you love The Neverending Story as much as I do.
Which is why you will also love The Venture Bros. It is hilarious, smart, geeky, vulgar, clever, and references everything beloved to a child of the 1980's. Including The Neverending Story.
Here is a delicious little taste. Not an amuse bouche, because you can't eat the computer screen. Maybe an amuse tete. I'll set you up: Master Billy Quizboy the hydrocephalic genius lost his hand and an eye in a science experiment gone wrong. He is now waking up in an empty room. Go!
If you thought that was remotely funny, check it out. It's available on Netflix, or you can buy it at the usual media outlets, such as Target or Best Buy, although I don't like to support Best Buy, because a customer service specialist named John once threw a video game at Dr. Crog, and I had to hold Dr. Crog down to keep him from giving the guy a colonoscopy with said video game. And when I wrote a letter to Best Buy condemning everything involved in this altercation, they basically said "tough titties", which is not good customer service.
But I digress. If you ever wondered what it would really be like to be Johnny Quest, you'll like Venture Bros.
In other news about what big dorks we are, I am pleased to announce that the Biscuit had her first dorky librarian bun today. She takes after me! See?
Here's mine, for comparison, because I wear dorky librarian buns way too much. And, if you need any further proof that I am a dork, the photo lays it all out for you.
Lastly, to assure you that we're not *too* dorky, but rather riding the fine line of dorky, quirky, eclectic, creative, and neomaxizoomdweebie, here is the Biscuit in her awesome new Rock Star shirt.
It says "rock star", so it must be true, right? Now I just need a shirt that says "I'm with Rock Star", and has an arrow.
Except then, if Dr. Crog walks on that side, everyone will think he's Chris Martin, because he looks like Chris Martin, and that he is cheating on Gwynnie with me. Or possibly that I am the dorky librarian nanny, and Gwynnie has gotten so skinny that she's hiding completely behind me.
Yeah, that's probably it.
A long time ago, when I was a tender little 16-year-old dorky librarian, a murderous Australian once told me I looked like Jennifer Connelly. I still hold this compliment dear to my heart, even if he only saw the resemblance in that movie where she takes off all her clothes and rides a mechanical horse.
Dork on the outside. Hot chick from Labyrinth on the inside. That's me.