Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The sound of one hand clapping...

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In the spirit of "support your local artiste" my friend Laura bribed got together a small yet select (OK, 4 of us) group to go along and watch the man who put up her kitchen cabinets do his stand-up show at the Point Virgule comedy club. After some encouragement (in the form of several pitchers of super-strength martinis, wine and a chicken supper - atchoo!), we pitched up surprisingly only five minutes late and settled down to enjoy the show. Unfortunately, apart from one joke about a radish, the whole hour-long (my italics) extravaganza was desperately (me again!) unfunny. Luckily I'd had so much to drink that I actually dozed off for the last 20 minutes - no mean feat on the Point Virgule's schoolbench seats, lemme tell ya. Still, we all took his number in case we need any shelves putting up, which is the important thing - comedians come and go but a good handyman's number is like gold dust. MUCH more entertaining was last night's outing with Gab to see "The Saddest Music in the World." Given rhino75's recent state of mind, the title was none too promising, but it is actually a very funny film. There's a kind of claustrophobic quality to it that, along with the surreal elements, reminded me very much of early David Lynch (I'm thinking "Eraserhead" though the presence of Isabella Rosselini also brings to mind "Blue Velvet"). Any film with the tagline "if you're sad and like beer, I'm your lady" gets my vote. Catch it if you can.

13 comments:

Rob7534 said...

HA! Very funny, wonderful to have you back Rhino!

When the handyman is next at your home, take a picture of his asscrack, as he bends down (they all show asscrack) and send to me, please.

Thanks.

rhino75 said...

Haha, thank you Rob, and don't they just? He did actually strip to the waist at one point in the show - not a good move, it brought back all those memories of the nursing home...

Reluctant Nomad said...

You found eraserhead funny? You definitely do need a bit of pulp culture to get your head right! :-)

Welcome back to the land of the cyber-living.

rhino75 said...

Thanks Nomad :))

Babsbitchin said...

I'm just glad you're back. I began to worry. And Mickelino was MIA too. We almost called the worldwide Mary's SWAT Team (Sister's World Ass Target). I almost sold my ass to a French Foreign Legion Guy for info. Thank God you two turned up!

Frog with a Blog said...

Sweet Rhino, I hope you're feeling a bit better. Let me treat you to a couple of drinks soon.

I can't believe you slept during that poor guy's show. Remember you're invited to my year-end show, you and Carole Bouquet that is, if you fall asleep then, you could make the kids really sad... would you want to be responsible for that?

rhino75 said...

OMG Babs so did I!! Maybe it was the same Foreign Legionnaire?? Now THAT would be a coincidence. Micke, I'm fine, and thanks for your txt. But I NEVER turn down the offer of free drinks, as you know!! ;-)

Reluctant Nomad said...

I'm having a drinks party here this weekend - you coming, rhino?

Reluctant Nomad said...

oh, in case you're wondering, the drinks will be free. FREE!!

rhino75 said...

That's cheating Nomad, 'cos I'd love to come but am already booked this weekend (friend's birthday, there will be blog pics). But I'll be there in spirit(s)...

Reluctant Nomad said...

Are you calling me a cheat? How very dare you!!

Actually, there is no drinks party apart from consuming a bottle or two of vin rouge with David, formerly known as stalker D.

rhino75 said...

Ha!! And there was I, booking my ticket and all ;) Is he no longer a stalker, then? Intrigued of Paris....

Reluctant Nomad said...

He has acceptable stalker tendencies and I've learnt to nip his 'can i move in with you' tendencies in the bud before they sprout too much.

The other one is still very much alive and kicking and driving me mad. He'll probably stalk me down on this blog, he's that tricky, talented and tenacious.