Here are your band names for today:
- Geometric Nucleus
- The Identity Thieves
- Tryptophan Haze
- The Roddenberry's*
- Idiot Control Now
Yesterday was our Thanksgiving Holiday in the USA. One of the highlights of the annual Macy's Parade was the amazing live Rick-Rolling of the Cartoon Network float, featuring a real-life appearance by the well-preserved Rick Astley.
I admire the chutzpah of the Cartoon Network writers, who probably couldn't bring themselves to deliver another lame Banana Splits/Muppets production number, and asked the "what-if" question that led them to (what I guess to be) the first live Rick Roll.
I like the fact that maybe 10% of the parade audience will understand the joke. Although Britons treat the Rick Roll with typical Anglican ennui , I see a whole new career for Astley, showing up live to Rick Roll corporate and civic evens here in the States.
Cartoon Network seems to be able to get out of the way to let writers do some truly innovative work. It's the place I'd like to write this decade.
If I didn't already earn more money than a Cartoon Network writer.
Predictably, I like The Roddenberrys...might they cover a Hawkwind tune or two on one of their albums? When they practice, is it a Roddenberrys jam?