Warning: You Tube clips in the post below may use strong language and definitely refer to puppet sex.
I'm going to ignore.. for the time being only (trust me I will get to it) .. the latest blogger relations kerfuffle involving monster consumer brand J&J, and instead focus on my recent interactions with a different monster.
The puppet Kate Monster from Tony-award winning musical Avenue Q.
Yesterday, my husband and I saw Avenue Q at the Colonial Theatre in Boston. I knew it would be funny. I just didn't realize how funny. Even David, who thought Rent was like Friends only on Broadway, laughed his ass off.
If you have a chance to see this show, go. The underlying theme, much like the Sesame Steet of which it is a loving parody, is quite optimistic, if also realistic. The music is terrific.
More importantly, the spirit of the show leaves you up on life. Which may be hard to believe of a show with key numbers like "It Sucks To Be Me," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," "The Internet is for Porn," and "Schadenfreude" but is nevertheless true.
Before I saw the show, I wondered if I would find the visible puppeteering distracting? Would I watch the puppet? Or the actor? To the credit of the performers, it is seamless. You watch both. And neither. It's weird, but you simply watch the character as it is portrayed by the puppet and the person.
And then there's the hot puppet sex....
Best line of the show? There are so many, but I think I have go with Trekkie Monster from " The Internet is For Porn."
Before starting my consulting business in 2004, I spent 10 years working for Internet filtering companies, building and promoting software to protect kids from unacceptable Internet content. And my husband and I spent the better part of the weekend dealing with a porno-spam hack on one of my blogs. So I can absolutely believe that for many 'Net users, it is all about "Grab your dick, and double click."
Enjoy the clips.