We Are Mere Mortals

Let’s say your audience has decided to clap to your performance, but they find the wrong beat.

Do you

A) Stop playing, jump out of your piano bench and scream at your audience to knock it off? Or

B) Are you Harry Connick Jr.?

Even Witches Have to Have Pockets

Just in time for Halloween: Mr. Rogers interviews the Wicked Witch of the West.


Why I don’t own a printer, and B) why even those who do own a printer need a backup plan, including a reliable thumb drive containing no executable files and familiarity with a local office store.

Why I Believe Printers Were Sent From Hell to Make Us Miserable (The Oatmeal)


Mmmmm…Sardines


Someone—an idiot, actually—said to me, all these pasta recipes are the same: You put the pasta in the water, you make a sauce, you put them together. Exactly. That’s why we like it. (Mark Bittman)

Also…

Hellllooooo, Seasick Steve backed by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. Where you been all my life?

Magnificent.

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

The Corpsing Masters

I didn’t know it was a thing until I read about it on The Blue: Corpsing.

That would be what happens when you are a cast member and one of your fellow players forces you to break character and laugh. As defined: “Corpsing is a British theatrical slang word for when an actor unintentionally breaks character during a scene by laughing or by causing another cast member to laugh.”

A compilation of these instances on Saturday Night Live has recently been circulated.

However, I say that an earlier generation of sketch actors makes these guys look like pikers when it comes to corpsing. Here’s an example.

Apparently this incident was pretty legendary. Vicki Lawrence tells the story:


One last YouTube hat-tip to the reference in this post’s title. Get ready to tug on your left ear:


In Other News

A few nice “Orange Is The New Black” links from Buzzfeed:

23 Surprising Facts About ‘Orange Is The New Black’

6 Major Differences Between “Orange Is The New Black” The Book And TV Show