Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Christopher Guest

Funny Alice Cooper should mention Spinal Tap in that video I posted, because I think most would agree that This is Spinal Tap is probably one of Christopher Guest's best films. That and Best in Show. Like Alice Cooper, Guest is now 61.

Sometimes when I'm watching The Office I'm convinced that the overall uncomfortable feeling they convey so well, along with the whole painful awkwardness being the new "funny" is all very much influenced by the humor of Guest's mocumentaries. And what a public service he has performed if that is the case.

H.R. Giger is 69
Hank Aaron is 75
William S. Burroughs would have been 95

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