When puppets go off

I looked forward to “Greg the Bunny” when it was on Fox in 2002.

I didn’t know it had been a cable-access show before that. It moved to IFC to intro movies with puppet parodies before Fox turned it into a sitcom. I didn’t know it migrated back, sort of, to IFC last year.

I was channel surfing this evening and found an episode of what’s called “The Greg the Bunny Show”. Bizarrely, Seth Green played Seth Green and the set-up seemed to take place behind-the-scenes as the gang made the cancelled sitcom . The whole thing lasted maybe 15 minutes, and featured topless women, human-puppet orgies, and Warren DeMontague pleasuring himself while Greg is fired from the show.

A bit of searching turned up the origins of Greg the Bunny and the Web site of the new IFC show. The IFC site lets you watch one episode, a mildly amusing parody of “Annie Hall”. The episode I saw was much funnier.

Even without Eugene Levy.

Land line’s out

Our phone line has been out of order since the thunderstorm Thursday night. Our neighbours, customers of Bell, still have service. We use Primus, whose reps have told us they have eight business hours to respond. Since we only notified the company Friday afternoon, we are without phone service for the weekend. It’s time to reconsider who we choose as our telephone provider.

If you need to call me, use Elvi’s cell phone.

Of course, this puts a big crimp in my ability to do research for Reader’s Digest, but at least the Internet connection is up. Score one for VoIP.

Bonus fantasy baseball news:

Made my first trade of the year. Three teams are clustered, fighting for second behind Frank (I’m in third, two points back). I have huge leads in the RBI (41 RBI lead) and batting average (.012 lead) categories, and I’m in second, 23 HR over third in that category, but wins are tight and I could gain some points in WHIP and ERA if my guys pitch the way they can. I traded Brad Hawpe and Alay Soler for Bronson Arroyo and Larry Bigbie. I’d be able to add a bat in our monthly add/drop more easily than a top-notch starter.

More good news is that Matt Wise might finally start to close games for the Brewers. That won’t gain me points, but it will help me keep the ones I have.

.294 batting average (1st)
169 HR (2nd)
646 RBI (1st)
70 SB (7th)
4.65 ERA (8th)
1.39 WHIP (4th)
46 wins (tied 5th)
17 saves (6th)