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"Tell me, Betty. Has your husband always been..."

[Reet Pappin] Tell me, Betty. Has your husband always been this, well, ... bitter?

[Betty Armstrong] No, he wasn't at all. I think it's something new he's trying.

This is from the absurd The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, one of the gems I found on the new Amazon prime instant video. (Learning about this new benefit was a delight, since I've been a Prime subscriber for years to feed by reading habit.) I perked up when I heard Betty's response, which is a lovely Think, Try, Learn perspective. Not an experiment I personally want to try, though.

I love the work of this indie movie team, though I think the first movie, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (official site here), was better. Here are a few gems on YouTube from this same team (I enjoy how they play with language):

I've embedded them below. You can find more at moontaurus's YouTube channel.

I'm curious

If this is your sort of humor, what else do you like? I need a lift!

Reader Comments (5)

That's great! Not enough people are into absurdity. Reminds me of _Troutfishing in America_, one of my favorite books.
March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Wehr
Thanks, Justin - I'll check out Brautigan's book. It's in the local library system :-) Here's an Amazon link to a compendium of it and two others: http://tinyurl.com/66a9d3t
March 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMatthew Cornell
If absurdity is getting out from the box, and emerging as a totally new person
with positive result. I will ..
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHot Tub Folliculitis
Well done, Hot Tub.
June 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterMatthew Cornell
Absurdity comes in our life once in a while, and we need to succumb to that some absurdity also for some times to break life's monotony.
June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercalgary listings

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