Remember that song “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm?” Well here’s some stuff as confusing as the continued existence of that wretched song. Just a couple of things that make you go, “Hey that’s stupid like the C&C Music Factory song.” If you even think “Hmmm” you’re fired. Here’s the first one:
I’ve watched a few times now waiting for the joke to represent itself; to stand up and announce, “This is why I’m funny.” Can’t find it. I think Weezer is really pimping their own Snuggie. Worse yet, it’s a ploy to increase album sales. If comedy was intended, I implore you, Weezer, stick to your day job: Be it the rock biz or the Snuggie biz or the None-of -your biz. But cease and desist on this comedy business. I give the same shit to comedians who make music.
Keeping with this theme of musicians slowing their roles, here’s #2: SNL returns live this week with Taylor Swift pulling double duty as host and musical guest.
Sounds like a double dose of doody to me. Musician hosts range between Justin Timberlake at the zenith and Jon Bon Jovi at the nadir, with the vast majority only inches above JBJ. The only categorically worse episodes are the ones hosted by athletes – Michael Phelps and Tom Brady made the Weezer Snuggie informercial look like Monty Python – and at least with those episodes you get a break to watch a real musician perform.
On nights when comedy is forfeited for the evening I think music should make an equal sacrifice. Like, if Lebron James is going to be the host then Dwyane Wade should be the musical guest. And if Taylor Swift heads the comedic portion we should be “treated” to the musical stylings of Zack Galifianakis.
I’m willing to tolerate Taylor Swift for three minutes before Weekend Update and another three at the end of the show. SNL is asking for 90. I think six minutes is quite fair. After all, that’s five and a half more minutes than Kanye West gave her.
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