Is there anything better than having a Monday off work? Yes, of course there is, but it's still pretty damned sweet.
I've spent my 'extra' day doing very important things like spying on my neighbors, leafing through the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue wondering if I should order the animatronic singing and talking Elvis (a bargain at $299.95), and catching up on all the interesting television I've recorded.
My treat du jour was from the venerable BBC but aired on Bravo. Kombat Opera Presents is a quirky show that parodies television shows in a comedic operatic style. These are the same folks behind the acclaimed Jerry Springer: The Opera.
The episode I caught was a parody of The Apprentice complete with an arrogant Trump-like blowhard charging the poor apprenti with designing new costumes for the Church of England.
It was pretty hilarious and they easily packed more entertainment into 30 minutes than Donald and his minions did in six whole seasons. The only good parts of the real show were of course, Donald's hair and occasional glimpses of the beautiful Malaria.
It's probably a good time for me now to have a nap, an absolute essential when you're as lazy as I am. Directly following, I plan to continue wondering why the brilliantly funny Australian show Kath & Kim doesn't air here.
It follows the travails of a mother and daughter team blissfully unaware of their own trashiness. How could you not love the sexy Kim showing off her cultural awareness with the prounoucement that she likes drinking Cardonnay, the h is silent, it's French! or Kath referring to her husband Kel, Purveyor of Fine Meats, as a great hunk of spunk?
Perhaps it's not as funny in print and without the Aussie accents but that's alright, I don't mind reliving it in my head.
After all this strenuous wondering, I'll no doubt feel like another nap after which I'll brush my hair one hundred times just like Donald does every night and then head for bed.
Don't hate me for having a day off, I can give you several other good reasons.
Prologue: Wrapped in a Wholesome Kind of Misery
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