Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wonder Fair's OurTube Part II at Spencer Art Museum / Mammoth Bear Dog at Jackpot / A Romantic Local Missed Connection

If you saw Ourtube Part I, Wonder Fair's powerful deconstruction of art and cinema, you have no doubt been waiting not-so-patiently for Part 2. It arrives tonight at the Spencer Art Museum, with screenings at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30. Prepare for the show by reading our Part I review and watching this segment from the first show titled "A Critical Moment."

Chip: "I can tolerate art when it comes with free popcorn."


So many local bills seem like a slapdash collection of bands, but tonight's animal-themed triple-threat at the Jackpot is wonderfully cohesive: Cloud Dog, Cowboy Indian Bear, and Mammoth Life. A rumor is circulating (started by us) that the evening will culminate with all the bands jamming together and calling themselves "Mammoth Bear Dog." Let's hope this is true.

The hippest among us caught a sneak preview of Mammoth Life when they stopped by the Dark Times comedy show at the Granada last night and played "An Oasis in the Midwest." Here's Nicholas in a moment of victory and ecstasy after the performance:

In other Dark Times-related news, we've begun negotiations with host Jay Maus about the possibility of writing a future comedy sketch for the show. We have exactly zero experience writing comedy for the stage, but we plan to follow the dictum set forth in the Mr. Show episode titled "If You're Going to Write a Comedy Scene, You're Going to Have Some Rat Feces in There." We'll probably add a few boners as well.


Here's a change-of-pace local Missed Connection from Craigslist, in which a woman has a poetic reverie of what should have happened during the three weekends she spent with a traveling doctor.

"I would have taken you tubing down a lazy river and made love to you over and over while it rained..."

Chip: "After all the lewd and crude Missed Connections, it's just nice on occasion to read an old-fashioned romantic piece about fucking in the river."

"Give me one kiss and I'll drag you with me into the hottest hell you've ever known. And you would like it. It would be sweeter than heaven."

Richard: "I like how she inverts the standard definitions of heaven and hell here, quite cleverly. But I also fear this woman is crazy."

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