The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mo' Bo

Fo' Sho'

Massachusetts comedy sensation Bo Burnham has a new video:

There's an art display in the Student Union Gallery at UMass that's supposed to also be a murder mystery. Personally I couldn't figure out how it works. The exhibit is called "A Travesty of Termination in a Mangled Mannor." The art is by grad student Geoffrey Miller with help from some of his friends. The pictures of the murder suspects are drawn on the wall.

A table is set up rather formally for a main course that apparently requires a full bottle of ketchup per diner. Heinz ketchup. During the 2004 presidential campaign I gave up Heinz so as not to give any money to John Kerry's wife. Once Kerry went down to defeat I resumed buying Heinz. Hey, what can I say? It really is the best ketchup even if it does put coin in the pocket of a leftist shrew.

I had a boyfriend once who thought he was a gourmet. One time during a fight I told him that to enjoy his meals I needed to close my eyes, put a clothes pin on my nose and use a full bottle of ketchup. We broke up soon afterwards, which was too bad. Although his food was lousy, he had other things I liked to put in my mouth.

There is a mirror on the wall that greatly distorts the room.

The exhibit is running until the 28th, so there's still a little time left to check it out. Maybe you can make more sense of it than I did.

Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.

-Oscar Wilde

In Amherst they drive funny cars, such as this zebramobile I came across the other night downtown.

The King of Frogs paid a visit to my neighbor's front porch recently. He didn't say much, but his psychedelic costume was fabulous.


Mary E.Carey said...

Thanks for turning Nicky and Me on to Bo Burnham. IS there a name for the genre of self-effacing, ironic, talky songs he and the guys in Flight of the Conchords (sp?) perform? Is Bo Burnham in prep school?

Tommy said...

I don't know what the genre is called, but there's a long tradition of that kind of comedy. Bo is a student at St. John's Academy, a prestigious prep school.