If Darwin and Henry Higgins were thrown in a cage pit and ordered to fight to the death, Darwin would win easily. This is because Henry Higgins was never actually alive. In fact, he’s a character in a musical, a genre generally unconcerned with the deeper philosophical issues. One could even say he’s a right bastard character in a musical, a pouty, self-obsessed elitist who should rankle the audience right up until he learns his lesson. Which he does.But I admit I am a fraud and a liar: It isn't the evisceration of Hoff Sommers that prompts me to link this post. No! No, it's the gleeful abandon with which jokes pretending to confuse Christina with the former Bangles lead singer are thrown around within it that make my linking to this post mandatory. Because in my world, as you probably already know, these jokes never, ever get old. They are lit with An Eternal Flame.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Everything's Better with Bangles
My goodness, I wish I had a single thing to add to this, but I don't. Every nail's been thoroughly pounded, every joint seamlessly aligned, every surface smoothly sanded--and just look at that finish: