1. This past weekend I was invited to the latest production of The Blogologues. The idea is simple and brilliant: perform the internet verbatim. The creators, Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula have graciously invited Sophia and I to these performances because they have a tendency to feature When Parents Text material. Part of me feels like a rockstar when I see that familar baby blue projected in the dark theater.
There most recent iteration: Kale In Me Softly, featured The Hawaii Chair, The Barre Method, and a healthy dose of Richard Simmons’ Twitter.
Thank you, Jen and Allison for inviting us and for scouring the internet for the most ridiculous Craigslist posts, tweets, and Yelp reviews.
I highly recommend, if you live in the NYC area, to seek out the next Blogologues production.
2. Secondly, this blog: Best Picture Goes To proudly highlights the stills that are literally best picture.
I once asked my older brother if BAD BOYS won the Oscar for Best Picture because I thought the award was given to the movie containing the most awesome single image – the best “picture” of the year. I was way too old at the time for this not to be considered astoundingly stupid.
3. Shameless self promotion: I am working on a new project where I paint the internet. It’s called Benejamemes. So far, Ikea Monkey, Otters Holding Hands, Jessica’s Daily Affirmation, Gangnam Style, Boo the Dog, and Antoine Dodson have been rendered in oil.
I have some ideas for the next memes I paint– Ermahgerd, Ninja Cat, etc. But would love your ideas. Prints are 8×10 and available for purchase here.