Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Things To Be Thankful For!

Here are a few things to help you forget for a teensy moment all the wars and anorexic movie stars and African famines and Britney Spears's whole sad life and Saudi women getting getting 200 lashes and prison time for the crime of being gang-raped and--as much as I love her music--Amy Winehouse's cocaine-filled nose and drug-filled beehive and whatnot, and be thankful for some of the nice, life-affirming things we do have to celebrate, such as:

THIS.

And I highly recommend you Netflix this immediately if you've never seen it and make it a part of your holiday tradition, even though it has nothing whatsoever to do with Christmas or Thanksgiving, because it is just a wonderful, funny, total delight and makes life worth living!

Just like this video from the best show on television right now, 30 Rock, featuring Tracy Morgan as "Tracy Jordan" and his novelty song "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah":



Then from Saturday Night Live, here's pretty much the only skit(s) I ever liked featuring Jimmy Fallon, "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" (with the always-surprisingly-brilliant Justin Timberlake):

SNL Barry Gibb Talk Show



And, via Jezebel.com, here's a wonderful clip of Stevie Wonder in his prime with a killer band singing "Superstition" on vintage "Sesame Street," which is worth watching all the way to the end and, if you're an old lady like me, may bring a wee tear to yer Irish eye, as you get nostalgic looking back at the kind of Utopian multicultural world o' funky soul that used to be presented to us on television on a daily basis when we were kids:



I think I am most thankful that I got to be young back then, and not now!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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