Yes, today is my birthday. I feel like I just wrote this blog last week, but it’s been a year already. Lunch with Andrew today and then more packing for my trip to London. Put stuff in the suitcase, take stuff out. But I like to celebrate longer than one day, so Saturday, Andrew spent the whole day with me. Something very special and precious for a son to give to his mother…a whole day together.
We started off with a movie. My choice, so I picked Gravity because it got a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and I saw Sandra Bullock talk about it on tv. It looked interesting and it was visually stunning in 3-D. Unfortunately, I thought it was a snoozefest. Andrew loved it and called it “Castaway in Outer Space.” I called it “Too Long.” I know I’m in the minority on this, but I thought it would be more exciting. A woman overheard me say this and was stunned. She said, “My heart was pounding through the whole thing.” I wasn’t sure we saw the same movie. Oh, well. I did pick it, so I can’t complain.
Next up, Andrew took me to Madison to see John Hodgman and Bill Corbett. I love comedy and adore both men, so I was thrilled to go and being the kind of person I am, I contacted both of them and asked if I could interview them. I know Andrew was surprised, but he offered to be my videographer.
Please watch the videos because Bill Corbett talks about his stint in Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now with RiffTrax.
And John Hodgman talks about his trilogy on made up history. He also sings Happy Birthday to me, but in a melody he says he just made up.
Their show was in the historic Barrymore Theater in Madison. Bill Corbett answered frequently asked questions that many times made comments about his head. My favorite part was his guitar and Ode to James Bond song. I want to own that song. John Hodgman talked talked about cats (because he doesn’t put his kids in his act) and shared stories of watching Downton Abbey with his “cats.” Ayn Rand is not to be missed.
Bottom Line: Ok, so the Bill Corbett interview turned into a blooper reel.