I seem to be blessed by friends who daily introduce me to many delightful, if slightly twisted, cultural influences. These introductions are far too numerous to list with any completeness, but I’ll mention just two that came up in the last day, to give you a sense of their collective wonderfulness.

One is the amazing Robert Askins play Hand to God, which I saw yesterday after I was told about it by not one but *two* friends. In addition to containing the best performance I have ever witnessed of explicit onstage sex between hand puppets (if you’ve only seen “Avenue Q”, you have no idea, trust me), it also contains one of the best lines I’ve heard in the theatre in years. After a guy has made a suspiciously aggressive homophobic remark, a gal tells him: “You are so far back in the closet, you’re in Narnia.”

Gosh, I wish I could write like that. :-)

And for reasons that I cannot even begin to fully explain, I am endlessly in love with this YouTube video, a link to which was sent to me today by yet another friend: Vegan Black Metal Chef. I mean, how cool is that?

2 Responses to “Blessed”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    “Vegan Black Metal Chef” leaves me wondering how often you could take a 3-tuple of utterly random genres and score a hit on YouTube.

  2. admin says:

    I don’t think there is anything random about the connection between “vegan”, “black metal” and “chef”.

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