Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Underwater Mortgages

Tom Waits cruising past shotgun houses in Nawlins in '84. Across the tracks in Atlantis. He tells a story, that fellow.

Does Black Books have to send Tom Waits and Marc Ribot a check every week? Because they should.

My teenage son likes Black Books. It's fairly witty as these things go. An Irish drunk who reads a lot. How innovative.

It's hard not to notice that the vast majority of entertainment for today's generation consists of depicting misanthropes accorded the luxury of acting like total A-holes by dint of their superior intellect. Since all children are above average nowadays, and are raised by entertainment, the world is full of people full of themselves for no particular reason.

Tom Waits Rain Dogs
The Complete Black Books

1 comment:

Casey Klahn said...

I got lost at the BB wiki when it said it was a multi camera production. That is too complex for me. My UK TV thrill was watching the one about the medical students.

I was going to say something either witty, pithy, or sarcastic about the Irish reader premise. Then I realized how great Irish literature is, and how the oldest book in my house is Irish short stories. That stuff is the best.

It is a brill premise. Self evident.