Friday, September 24, 2010

Who Hasn't Seen "Grandma's Boy"?

How fast was Cool Papa Bell?
Faster than that!
I'm still recovering from the quasi mini-heart attack I got when my wife called from work, starting the call off with a somber, "I have some terrible news."  Now, my mind is capable of thinking of tons of TERRIBLE things in no time, faster than Cool Papa Bell could bust it down the line.  I thought of about half a dozen of terrible things that might have taken place.  My insides sank a little bit as I asked what happened.

"Nick Swardson was canceled!"

I didn't see "Benchwarmers", but
I hear Nick Swardson was in it.
In other words, the Nick Swardson* stand-up comedy show we had tickets to was canceled.

This possibility had not occurred to me.

Apparently, this was the terrible news that had me worrying about life, death, and catastrophe!?

I asked her to please not start phone calls with me like that again.

Then, I asked her to chill out because:

1.) there are better words to describe this news than "terrible"
2.) we get a refund, which is found money
3.) we're still going to see Louis C.K. standup

*You may not be familiar with Nick Swardson by name.  You may remember him as the Insane Bowie Fan in "Almost Famous", or from "Grandma's Boy"**, "Blades of Glory", or "House Bunny".


Who can forget this pivotal scene in "Grandma's Boy"?


**What do you mean you haven't seen "Grandma's Boy"?  See it.

Thanks for letting me share.  This has helped my heart and central nervous system calm down.  As a reward for the faithful readers who made it this far, we'll share the fun clip below.  It is Hot Chocolate's "Brother Louie" as performed by 1970's American band Stories.  AND, as an added bonus, check out the thoughtful lyrics after the jump...  Have a great weekend.  Check back often for Part II of our look at the American League Playoffs.



She was black as the night
Louie was whiter than white
Danger, danger when you taste brown sugar
Louie fell in love over night

Nothing bad, it was good
Louie had the best girl he could
When he took her home to meet his mama and papa
Louie knew just where he stood

Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Louiaah
Louie Louie Louie Louis, Louie Louie you're gonna try

There he stood in the night
Knowing what's wrong from what's right
He took her home to meet his mama and papa
Louie fell in love over night

Louie nearly caused a scene
Wishin' it was a dream
There ain't no diff'rence 'tween black or white
Brothers, you know what I mean

Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Louiaah
Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie you're gonna try

Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louie Louiaah
Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie you're gonna try

Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie Louis Louis Louis Louiaah
Louie Louie Louie Louie, Louie Louie you're gonna tryeeayeeay

1 comment:

  1. We had second row seats and I was so looking forward to being heckled!!!!

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