Friday, April 17, 2009

Oh, My, Once, Oh, My Twice

Look, I don't run to my blog every time some I know here expresses ignorance of culture, but this is unbelievable. I was talking to Tiff and he brought up the movie, "Being John Malkovich,"which, was directed by Spike Jonze. I told him this reminded me of the director's current work, and asked him if he'd heard about the new "Where the Wild Things Are" movie. He said he didn't know what that was. "Like the book," I said. "It's being adapted into a movie."

"Yeah..." he replied. "I don't know what that is. I've heard the name before..."

A little later, I went to Robin, who was in her room with a friend. "Hey, are you two familiar with 'Where the Wild Things Are'?"


Me: "The book. You know that book, right?"


I started sputtering with exasperation. The friend says, "I think I read it once." This did nothing to assuage me.

Out of four people, I'm the only one who knows what this book is? Is that even possible?

Tiffany also revealed that he's unfamiliar with "Go, Dog, Go!" but I'm afraid to survey the others.

Let me just say that "Do you like my hat?" is one of the greatest comedy bits in all of history, and if you do not know what I'm talking about, you are at a great disadvantage.

"Pierre" and the Dresden Dolls: chocolate and peanut butter. As far as I can tell, they never made a studio recording of this song, which is a shame, because their recorded stuff always sounds better than their live bootlegs, and I can think of no better band to play "Pierre."


Anonymous said...

there is little hope for the youth of today
by the way, do you like my hat?
good-bye, again

nicole. said...

i'm sorry but go, dog, go! and where the wild things are should be a mandatory read before the age of say, 7. you should not graduate elementary without reading those books.

Jake said...

Exactly! No excuses!