Friday FTW: The video edition

Yes, it’s Friday, and once again, I’m too lazy to write a lot. Which is probably a blessing to those of you who come by here regularly, since I’ve been running at the mouth in a very serious manner all week. There’s been a lot of negative things floating around out there this week, y’all, and I tend to discuss ’em as a way of processing ’em. So if I’ve been a bummer, I apologize. And that’s not to say that I won’t come back up in here next week and start bitching again . 🙂 But for today, I will take it easy on you and offer you this video version of the Friday FTW (which is what I’m now calling it, officially, since I do think I’m gonna be lazy on Fridays for the foreseeable future). Here are a few goodies I’ve been enjoying this week:

Charade (by Jon Minnis)

I’m an animation geek, and back in the pre-parenthood era, I used to attend animation festivals regularly. They were full of great short films, which I generally couldn’t see again after the festivals left town. I wish I had them all on DVD. At least now, thanks to YouTube, I can finally see some of them again. This one is a very funny piece that I hadn’t seen in over 20 years! But it still cracks me up today.

The Laughing Heart (written by Charles Bukowski, read by Tom Waits)

Probably my favorite poem ever, read by one of my favorite human beings ever. I will post the words, because they are fucking awesome, but make sure to click on this video and listen to Tom Waits recite it. It’s a beautiful thing.

The Laughing Heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

Smells Like Rockin’ Robin (Go Home Productions)

I love mashups, and this one is just brilliant. Take some old-school Jackson 5, put them in a blender with Nirvana, the kings of grunge, and you get this little gem.

Mitch Hedberg

I loved Mitch Hedberg. His comedy was its own thing, silly and skewed, and it always made me laugh. Today’s the 7 year anniversary of his stupidly early death, so I thought I’d share some of his humor with y’all.

Arrested Drunk Guy Sings Bohemian Rhapsody

I believe the title speaks for itself. This video is my official Moment of Awesome for this week. Enjoy and have a great weekend, y’all! 🙂

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