I’ve been catching snippets of this new (to me)
NPR PRI program, Fair Game, on the radio for the past couple of months. I didn’t like it that much at first. Plus I found the promos for it (“Nobody listens to the evening olds”, etc., for anyone who’s heard promos and wondering if they’re the same ones) to be really annoying. However, a couple of weeks back I was sitting around waiting for my laundry to finish and it came on. Of course I was on the couch engrossed in my knitting so I didn’t turn it off, despite my previous negative impressions. And…it was really hilarious. Sort of a Daily Show on the radio. Plus, they seem to have pretty good musical guests.
Anyway, to the main point of this post. They do these little snippets in between the feature pieces, with some kind of theme. For example, last night there were blurbs about over-the-top themed caskets/burials. Actually, that one was a little tasteless. But…earlier this week there was a “Mr. Moviefone” theme, in which Mr. Moviefone does sarcastic movie reviews. And Mr. Moviefone reviewed “Beowulf” (“Fred Claus” and “Mr. Magorium’s Magic Emporium” aslo made appearances). SO FUNNY. Really. You should go download the episode podcast right now. Mr. Moviefone’s take on “Beowulf” is a little less than halfway through, right after the cancer interview. I really want to know what in Strunk and White could be made into an R movie. Plus it reminded me of the guys in my high school German class who used to do Mr. Moviefone imitations *constantly*.