Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jackie & Debra

It's been a long day and I'm tired.

Tonight, I attended the opening night of Nunsense at the Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre and before that, I had a normal day at the office followed by a committee meeting to evaluate my performance in 2007.

Yes, it's a little late for my 2007 annual review seeing as how we're nearly through the fifth month of 2008, but since my raise is retroactive from January 1, 2008, I'll be receiving a nice little bonus to my next paycheck. That makes this review well worth the wait.

What will I do with all that money? Well, let's just say that with this amount of money, the next time you and I go to the Olive Garden, the salad and the bread sticks are on me!

No, my raise is better than that, but in this economy, is any raise really enough? Everyone says that we're entering into a Recession. I think we passed "recession" quite a few months ago and we're sliding into a good, old fashioned, "Black Tuesday 2: Electric Boogaloo" Depression.

People in the 30's went to the movies to escape the Great Depression through the glamor of the silver screen. In the 21st century, people will be able to escape the coming Depression in the privacy of their own homes. On YouTube. ("What modern efficiency! Who needs a communal experience when you can laugh and cry at home all alone! Real life contact is so over rated!")

So before I drag my tired, evaluated, financially strapped, "Nunsense'd" ass to bed, I treat myself to what has quickly become my favorite video by John Roberts. The 30's had Fred & Ginger. We've got "Jackie & Debra"...

Nothing describes the text message generation quite as perfectly as Debra when she looks at her phone and says...
"It's my ex-best friend Jackie calling me for the eighteenth-hundredth time. I'M NOT TALKING TO YOU! But I will text you and I will let you know that I'm not talking to you."

Brilliant, Mr. Roberts. Absolutely brilliant.

P.S. Yes, this is the same John Roberts behind the Mother's Day video I recently posted. I'm friggin' in love with this man.


Anatomicsd said...

That guy is flippin' hilarious in an inordinately obnoxious way.

Anonymous said...

My trashy self just LERVES Olive Garden. You can take me there any time, boo.

Saw you in Nightspots, btw. So cute, you.

danny b said...

oh sissy, ur such a dictionary ;-)

Doug said...

OMG, love love love this. The tape on the nose is genius.

whimsical brainpan said...


Congrats on the bonus!

And we are heading full tilt boogie towards a depression IMO.