Sick Pleasure, “Sick Pleasure” (1983)
- Killed by Death on Sick Pleasure
- Sick Magazine, a fondly remembered third-rate rip-off of MAD
- Lenny Bruce, “Sick Joke” Comic
I’ve been spending the last few hours wallowing in the world of renowned philosoper, metaphysician, and podiatrist Brother Theodore (1906-2001). Do yourself a favor: quit Keeping Up With the Kardashians and start Turning On to Brother Theodore. From Letterman, if you can believe it:
… wherein a hapless kid re-enacts militarized geopolitical conflict by knocking himself off a pier. In 1967, the retired battleship New Jersey was re-comissioned and set sail for the waters off Vietnam.
In 1986, long-haired Atlantans described the pleasurable pain of being simultaneously constrained and embraced by battleship chains.
DO YOU REMEMBER? Pop-punk legends Husker Du warns us about the lonely repercussions of sitting around and reading books about UFOs (1985).
Was it an explosion of the embedded subliminal messaging that jogged my repressed memory of the ’70s commercial and Husker Du? Or was it the release of Grant Hart’s (Bob Mould’s on again/off again partner in the band Husker Du) newest album, The Argument (2013)?
CBS experiments with multiple endings for Hawaii Five-O, allowing viewers to vote for the ending they’d most like to see.
The Dark: (from 1980)
“Fleance,” by The Third Ear Band, from Roman Polanski’s bloody version of Macbeth (1971).
Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
Yes, it’s as groovy as it looks.
“Dimples or Dumplin’s, they’re both hard to beat/
I like a pretty girl, but still, I like to eat”