We (Jim and I) went to New York
City at the end of October. The reason for our journey was to
do our patriotic duty and pump some much-needed cash into Gotham's
Actually, that's a big, fat lie.
The real reason we went was to see the world premiere of Jim's
stellar animated extravaganza "I
Only Live Twice," featured as part of the Incorrect
Music Video Show, presented twice annually by WFMU's dynamically
incorrect duo, Irwin
Chusid and Michelle Boulé.
Yes. We traveled by plane halfway
across the country to the epicenter of Recent Unpleasantries
to watch the most horrifying displays of filmed incorrectitude
the world has ever seen. We are dedicated. Perhaps we are insane.
Either way, we had a blast!
In addition to Jim's fabulous Flash
rendering of a Japanese anti-drunk-driving ditty, we had the
misfortune of witnessing:
- clips from a terrible public-access
show called "Stairway To Stardom" -- anyone who could
pay the production fee could come on and belt out a tune. and
we do mean anyone
- a commercial for an appalling 1970s
children's board game (thankfully discontinued) called Ball Busters
- a decrepit Tiny Tim warbling "Do
Ya Think I'm Sexy" while being propped up by bikini-clad
- a slighty less decrepit Raquel
Welch warbling "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
while spinning ineptly around various famous fountains
- excerpts from a children's potty-training
video, featuring an unfortunate wiping lesson involving a stuffed
bear, as well as a song called "I'm a Super-Duper Pooper"
- an inexplicably sexed-up version
of "If I Had a Hammer," cooed by Debbie Reynolds and
a batallion of backup singer-dancers
- a Mexican crooner, accompanied
by a castanet-wielding matron, chugging his way through "New
Jork, New Jork"
- the extremely horrible Titler
-- half-Nazi, half drag queen -- singing shit like "Cocksucker,
cocksucker, suck me a cock." Do not click on that link.
Seriously, no one should ever have to see Titler.
We did other things in New York,
too. Please, look at the pictures. Won't