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.



2 comments:

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.