Monday, August 6, 2007

Cheech & Chong

So, I was listening to my Cheech & Chong records (I only managed to get through the Greatest Hits) tonight. They are so freakin' funny! The great thing is not just the skits, which are masterfully written and acted, but the way the background sounds are used to make the scene 3-D...but in sound. You really have to listen with headphones on to fully enjoy each track. You don't have to, but it helps. There is a lot going on.

I would like to make something like that. Do people still make comedy albums like those anymore? I'm not talking about stand-up. If someone does make fully produced albums of skits, I would like to hear it and see how far the genre has come. I doubt it would be as good as Cheech & Chong, but how could it? Most movies don't stand up to the Cheech & Chong movies (even the weird ones, and I've seen all of them, are pretty funny).

Anyway, I have a bunch of audio saved on a couple of computers. I think I'm going to start putting stuff together for the hell of it sometime after this summer session is over. It'll be some weird Revolution 9 thing. Probably take me months, but whatever. Okay, here's something funny.



Sister Mary Elephant: Sister Rosetta has informed me that your assignment for the last two months has been to write an essay entitled, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." Who would like to read theirs before the class?

(children yelling)

Sister Mary Elephant: Class...class...class...SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!

(children silent)

Sister Mary Elephant: Thank you. Young man in the first row stand up, state your name and read your essay.

Student: Who me?

Sister Mary Elephant: Yes. Read your essay please.

Student: Uh, I don't have it finished yet.

Sister Mary Elephant: Well then read what you have young man.

Student: The first day on my vacation...What I Did on My Vacation...the first day on my vacation I woke up. Then I went downtown. To look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drug store. The second day on my summer vacation...I woke up. Then I went downtown. To look for a job. Then I hung out in front of the drug store. The third day on my summer vacation...I woke up. Then I went downtown to look for a job. Then I got a job...keeping people from hanging out in front of the drug store.
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