Friday, December 01, 2006

Noam Chomsky in a Funny Hat

This, I am afraid, is funny enough to deserve its own post. It is about the worst ever Christmas Specials. (They're called Holiday Specials, but that's another American thing like cake-muffins which I really can't get my head round.) The Noam Chomsky special and Bob & Carol & Ted & Santa are particularly fine. Thanks, Nige.


  1. And, in fact, the Star Trek Most Illogical Holiday is very moving. What is a cherem? As in 'a quiescently glistening cherem of pus.' Ah, it is 'the most severe form of excommunication, formerly used by rabbis in sentencing wrongdoers, usually for an indefinite period of time.'

  2. Okay, I have a memory of an episode of the Gong Show that is so bizarre, I think I must have invented it: Yet I am sure I *saw* it. Can anyone confirm this for me:

    "Robert Penn and the Warrenettes" appeared there and were singing a Southern song (perhaps it was about a red-tailed hawk and memory, I'm not positive about that), and RPW was by then quite an old feller, but having one heck of a good time with the Warrenettes. Of course they got gonged right quick.

    Please tell me my fecund mind did not make this up, but that it really happened....Anyone else remember, sauf moi?

  3. It's better than the Noam Chomsky and Oliver Kamm Capers.