Sorry, Baltimore. One potential for laughs scheduled for this weekend isn’t happening.
The art of the witty wifi network name has largely gone unrecognized–until now.
Archeologists have discovered — through painstaking review of sherds of hollow plastic child-sized orange “gathering pumpkins” — that the ancient tech-age so-called “Halloweenic” civilizations prospered throughout North America from about 1950 CE to their apex in 2014 CE before tragically crashing in 2050 CE like Pompeii under the weight of the ash from the explosion of their great factories, which produced cut-rate milk chocolate and cane sugar that was poured into molds and then colorfully packaged with names like “Snack-pak Twizzlers gluten-free.”
Little was known of the people…until now.
Mae West famously said, “When I’m good, I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” That attitude (along with her looks and Hollywood star status) surely helped keep her in the good graces of hostesses, dates, and others who likely cleaned up behind her after a particularly good time. Many of us, however, could use a little something extra when begging pardon for, shall we say, less than perfect behavior. What to do? Flowers? A homemade pie? A replacement lampshade?
Funny or Die has posted a video spoof of something we hope never happens: a musical version of Baltimore’s much-loved HBO hit “The Wire.”
Everyone is raving about VEEP, the HBO comedy series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and shot in Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. Our own David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun called it “brilliant” and the Washington Post liked it too. If the trailer, above, is any indication, the show is sure to be a winner.