Wow! Guess who’s coming to dinner?
“A little travelling music please…” h/t: Jackie Gleason (RIP)
That’s right! George Clooney will be putting on the chow-chow bag with the Once and Only! Tell me that’s not worth $3 or more.
The good news of course is that Little Bo is off the hook as the, ah, “guest of honor” at the dinner that he’s sponsoring with your donations.
Butt that George – have you ever seen such a fraud!? (Aside from the obvious.) Did you know he had to trick his own dog (named rather self-pretentiously after himself: “Einstein”) in order to get him to follow him home?
The lucky winners will join George, Big Guy and (maybe) Lady M - she hasn’t confirmed yet -at George’s house!
Here, George gives you a tour of his house (an idea he picked up after visiting the Big White). OMG! Is that a microwave!?!
This dinner ménage à trois is truly inspired. Big Guy and George really have a lot in common – beyond their socialist politics. For one, they both have fans who idolize them:
and it’s possible that both will show up for dinner beardless, although George goes back and forth on this.
And do you remember George’s role as Ulysses Everett McGill in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, it was sort of based on Big Guy, in a postmodern way.
Not only is Big Guy’s signature “O” in the title, butt the main character is named after a U.S. President – who fought in the Civil War!
And just take a look at some of these scenes from the movie and tell me that the Coen (that’s C-O-E-N) brothers weren't prescient:
Homer Stokes: The color guard is colored!
Ulysses Everett McGill: I detect, like me, you're endowed with the gift of gab.
Ulysses Everett McGill: A woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.
Pete: Well hell, it ain't square one! Ain't nobody gonna pick up three filthy, unshaved hitch-hikers, and one of them a know-it-all that can't keep his trap shut.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Pete, the personal rancor reflected in that remark I don't intend to dignify with comment. But I would like to address your general attitude of hopeless negativism. Consider the lilies of the goddamn field or... hell! Take a look at Delmar here as your paradigm of hope.
Pete: I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.
Tommy Johnson: Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He likes to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right.
And in what may be the most insightful scene of the whole movie we have this – in which Everett explains to Pete why he stole a watch:
Pete: You miserable little snake! You stole from my kin!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Who was fixin' to betray us.
Pete: You didn't know that at the time.
Ulysses Everett McGill: So I borrowed it until I did know.
Pete: That don't make no sense!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Pete, it's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.
“We had to steal your watch to tell you what time it is. Got it?”
That don’t make no sense!
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. I’ll keep you posted as to how the dinner contest is coming along.
Oh! I almost forgot we’re getting down to the finalists in the “Name that Campaign” slogan contest. What do you think of this one?