This is pretty tripped out… using your eyes instead of a mouse. It doesn’t sound like any more than a concept right now but I can totally get into it. The thing tracks the movements of your eyeballs, so I assume you’d have to move your eyes to make the mouse move. Glance off to the far left to "go back". Glance to the right to "go forward". You could select something by blinking on it, and then double-blink to launch? Wink your left eye bring up the file menu, and your right eye to get the right-click popup menu. Wowww.
Me and John already watched all the episodes on the Mr. Show DVDs, so we’re starting to go through them again with the commentary. I just love Bob & David, I think they’re the funniest comedy team on earth. Bob Odenkirk is the cute one… I want to see him do an impersonation of Al Johnson from U.S. Maple. Actually I think they might be the same guy; don’t they kinda look alike? You never see them in the same place either.
I am going to meet Bob and/or David one day. They’ll be needing to stay in our guestroom or something, it’s bound to happen at some point. I would just, like, be their pal and hang out with them and help ‘em come up with stupid ideas for sketches. :-) I’m serious, I’ve got a lot of ideas for characters and funny situations, all based on people I’ve seen in real life, on TV etc. I’ve never fancied myself a comedy writer but goddamn, people do drive me insane half the time, and there’s some stuff that’s so ripe for the pickin’, it’s just screaming to be parodied. I should start writing this stuff down, I can think of four or five characters right now who totally deserve to be skewered!
Here’s one you can have for free, a throwaway character off the top of my head. You know the doorguy at the hip indie rock club who *always* cards you and *never* remembers you? You could go to that club 365 nights a year and he’d still ask for your ID. So, in the comedy bit you’d need to either turn it around in a surprising way, or just take the idea to its most ridiculous extreme. I.e., you end up witnessing the guy starting to choke, and save his life by giving him the Heimlich maneuver. Next night you show up at the club and he stares at you blankly and asks for your ID. Or, it turns out the guy is an android and you cut away to the mothership with the aliens discussing what a bad job the robot is doing at capturing earth people. Eehh, something funnier. I’m better with the setups than the punch lines.
My pal Scott Hartley is pen-pals or something with David Cross. Scott turned David on to the music of Shooby Taylor. But it was ME who turned Scott on to Shooby!!!! So in a way, I turned David Cross on to some music and he prolly doesn’t even know I’m alive. So if you ever see those guys do a parody of an insane scat singer, it’ll be because of me, I’m just telling you now.