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2004-09-27 12:37 PM
You know, I think I'm going to like this living in Seattle thing.
This weekend we finally finished moving. Everything we own is now in the new place. In boxes, true, but everything is there. The cable company is coming over Wednesday morning to install my shiny new speedy cable internet box (4mb downloads!) and the phone will be on by next week.
As a well deserved break on Saturday night, I drug my Princess (well, more like she drug me) to the Showbox to see a joint concert with Mudhoney, Pansie Division, a couple other bands who's names elude me at the moment, and oh yeah; David Cross was there.
You know David Cross, right? Mr. Show? Arrested Development? The comedic mind behind the King of Queens?
If you've never caught him live, you don't know what you're missing. The man is a friggin' genius. I haven't laughed like that in years. The concert was promoted by "No Vote Left Behind," a group which is putting together big name acts to perform in an effort toward what they call, "Regime Change," here in our country. David Cross mentioned it briefly during his act, stating that we were there "pretending to be a non-partisan," effort to get people to vote.
Even though he admitted to not writing any new material in months, he just used everything from an advertisement from Craig's list to trying out new bits he'd just thought of but hadn't even worked out yet.
Everything he did was hillarious.
Politically he said that this upcoming election had been causing him a lot of turmoil, though. He said he was truly divided. He couldn't decided if he wanted George Bush to get beaten really bad in the next election or if he wanted him to die first.
He ended by covering Lee Greenwood's song, "God Bless the U.S.A.," and let's just say that the lyrics weren't recognizable and the song ended with God getting head from Princess Di.
You know, not only is David Cross the only person who could get away with that, but quite possibly he's the only person who would even THINK of it.
Much, much enjoyment.
Until next time.
Joseph Haines, signing off from The Edge of the Abyss.
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