Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Monkey, Obese Hedgehog, and More by Parry Gripp

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).


Diana said...

I'm vegan BECAUSE I'm utilitarian. And while you're linking "hilarious" videos of creatures deprived of normal development (the chimp is also a baby and chimps used for entertainment must be sold as adults because they become aggressive and potentially dangerous) aren't there some videos of mentally disabled people fistfighting that might give us all a chuckle?

Todd Seavey said...

Just for you, I declare June my "Month of Eugenics."

Christopher said...

You should also add "Young Girl Talking About Herself" which is one of their great ones.

Todd Seavey said...

All righty, then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN1ru6_u8lY

Katherine said...

What, no That Skunk Is Mad?

Todd Seavey said...

Oh, all right, here is the skunk one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IckMcXbJNmw.

I’m pleased to report that one friend says his children are happy to have learned of Parry Gripp through this entry, and another says on Facebook that Parry Gripp is like “a secret trove of undiscovered flavors of ice cream.”

By the way, my mom hates skunks and has nightmares about them – whereas I just had my first math exam anxiety dream in many years, and my subconscious really came up with a fiendishly elaborate scenario on this one, something about having to get back home from New Hampshire to Connecticut with my parents to take an unexpected math exam by day’s end even though it was already 5pm. Nonetheless, New Hampshire figures in a positive way (as do my relatives) in my next blog entry, as you’ll see at a glance.