We begin my “Month of Animals” entries with a bang, or rather with Parry Gripp, performer of simple, TMBG-like ditties that describe, usually in very literal, simple terms, stupid video clips from YouTube. What a good and necessary idea. Behold, then:
“Overweight Hedgehog” (complete with a glimpse of the very real St. Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital)
and three cat-oriented ones:
the very strange “Spaghetti Cat (I Weep for You)” (the title photo having famously been used as a baffling filler image during a morning TV show broadcast)
the artful “Pile of Kittens (in My Mind)” (perhaps their most artful – despite the disappointment of the video containing only one kitten, and not even the hamster promised by the lyrics; this one’s worthy of a New Wave band, which should perhaps make me rethink New Wave)
Of course, vegans, unlike utilitarians, know how to take the fun out of everything, so I’ve already been told that the baby monkey is probably gripping (no pun intended) the pig due to having lost its mother at a too-early age, but there’ll be more animal-exploiting fun ahead to compensate for that downer. Next week: lots more cats, but this week: BEARS (good prep for Brown Reunion on the 27th-29th if perchance you’ll be there).