9.13.2006

Speaking of orange ...er..."cu/mberbunds"













thanks to MM for the link!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

This used to be one of my favorite Sesame Street shorts. I think that's what it's from, right?

Wabi Sabi said...

My 'cummerbund' doesn't look like that - not when I last looked. Is this a US on-location joke, unintelligible to your UK cousins? Can we get this straight,is this a reference to the 'howling orange c**t' in one of the crapometer submissions? Please tell me, pretty please (I'm over 18).

Manic Mom said...

Oh, I am sooo honored!

HawkOwl said...

What in the world is that?

Kimber An said...

Love it! Gotta have a sense of humor in this business!

B. Dagger Lee said...

Jailbait if I've ever seen it.

And so strangely attractive out of its orange jumpsuit.

I CoUldN'T be responsible if I were alone with it.

It's so, so, so sucCUleNT, and, and such a very very fine, um, what is the word I'm trying to think of?

yrs, B. Dagger Lee

Bugwit Homilies said...

Don't like the look of that orange. She looks like a real...well...

Maya said...

Yes, Wabi Sabi. This WAS a reference to Crapometer Entry #38 that spoke of an "angry, howling cu** of an orange."

No special US meaning to the phrase or the photo that we're hiding from our UK cousins.

Dave said...

all tarted up and ready for

action, jackson

JJ said...

Nice one, B Dagger Lee! I'm still partial to the parallel with "hair of the dog," and surely we all need some treatment in that vein after 100+ Crapometer entries.

I just haven't found the prescribed orange one yet. e-bay, maybe?

Barbjn said...

I loved that orange when it sang an aria on a short animated video shown on Sesame Street. The eyes and hair would fly off on the high notes.

barbjn

type, monkey, type said...

And what was the tune she sang...opera, yes? La la la-la...la la la la-la...

B. Dagger Lee said...

Dear Miss Snark:

One more thing:

The Wire + Shakespearean orange cu/mberbund vulgarities + sixshooters = Deadwood (seasons 1+2 x Netflix + season 3 x on demand).

yrs, B. Dagger Lee

Jillian said...

Yes, it was one of my favorite Sesame Street shorts as well.

She was singing something from Carmen...in French, of course. :)

Kim said...

I have just two words -

Beverage Alert

Thank dog it's nearly 11pm here on the east coast, or my monitor would have coffee splatters all over it (as would the wall behind the desk) not to mention that I'd have gone through yet another keyboard. Reading this blog's gettin' dang expensive, although my computer dude would be thrilled :)

I'll never look at oranges quite the same way!

Manic Mom said...

It's not the Sesame Street Cu... Oops, I mean Orange. I actually found it as someone's MySpace photo. I loved that SS skit though, and I'll bet you anything when I watch tomorrow (because I do have a five-year-old, and I desperately do not want him to grow up because then I'll have no excuse to watch anymore -- this may be reason enough to have a fourth child!)

How 'bout... onetwothreefourfive...six... seven... eight... nineten! That pinball short from Sesame. Go ahead, everyone, now I know it's stuck in your heads!

Thin Red Lion said...

She sings "Habanera" from Carmen. This is my all-time favorite from Sesame Street too.

Ray Goldensundrop said...

Here's an orange. They grow in Florida and are sunshine fruits. You can squeeze them, add vodka or champagne. Then they will smile and tell dirty jokes. If you're nice, they might take you to bed. Otherwise, oranges have chronic bouts of depression because nothing rhymes with orange.

Some claim that oranges can sing. I don't know, never heard one do that, not even on television.

If life gives you oranges, you can't make lemonade. That sucks. You might make orangeade, but why? You've got Tang, and it has gone into space, to the moon and back.

So you see, oranges are always frowning unless drenched in alcohol. Then they will smile and tell dirty jokes. They can, for a brief time, forget about rhymes.

Anonymous said...

Denise Graves and "The Singing Zoo" was pretty good, too.