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Sunday, January 09, 2005

Today's Reading: #514 - "Teenage Strangler" with the epistle "Is This Love?"

Premiere Oration: The Seventh of November, Nineteenhundredninetythree
Opening Prayer: Mike tries to phone his grandma, but only gets her answering machine.
First Reading:
Invention exchange:
The Mads: The Frank-n-Forcer: Keeps TV's Frank floating in limbo with spikes on the bottom.
Mike and the Bots: The Waiter-Baiter: Staring Mike as the Waiter.

Second Reading: Mike & the Bots discuss Hollywood love. This skit aired just under 5 months before Kurt Cobain's suicide, and their mention of him and Courtney Love as a stable couple is eerie.

Third Reading: Crow and Tom play street thugs, Mike acts as intervener, His singing of The Youngbloods' "Get Together" is also eerie, as Kurt used it to intro "Territorial Pissings". Coincidence?

Fourth Reading: Crow and Tom create special glasses that turn Mike into Mikey. They have him look up "rime". According to dictionary.com:
1. A coating of ice, as on grass and trees, formed when extremely cold water droplets freeze almost instantly on a cold surface.
2. A coating, as of mud or slime, likened to a frosty film: “A meal couldn't leave us feeling really full unless it laid down a rime of fat globules in our mouths and stomachs”.
3. And he didn't steal no bike either!

Closing Prayer:
Hymn: "The Janitor Song":
"I'm a Janitor,
A Janitor,
I wake up early each morn,
I have a Drinking Problem,
and a large collection of porn!",
Dr. F. uses about 200 pounds of sawdust to clean up after Frank.
Dr. F.: "That's your dinner for the next month, Frank!"

Recessional: Mikey: "And he didn't steal no bike neither...I did!"

Consider This: Everybody has gone on and on about Mikey, but I'd like to focus on the "nice guy" of the movie. A guy so nice that not even the folks at imdb can remember his name. He's the one who keeps getting beat up by the thug for standing up for Betty, then his girlfriend is strangled after refusing his advances. Our hero Jimmy even goes out of the way to say "He really is a nice guy!" Poor nice guy. It's true that they really do finish last. But he's nice, so he's got that going for him.

[Note: I have not dubbed Mike "Saint Mike" yet, not because I don't feel him worthy of sainthood, but doing so may cause Saint Joel to lose his saintly luster. Is there something just below a Saint I could dub our buddy Mike? Or do any of you feel him worthy of sainthood? Let me know!]

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