Joining the Flight

When we moved to our new place this summer, we got 3 free months of the premium movie channels to try them out. Since this was our first foray into anything besides the very basic, $13 cable service the chances are very dim and slim that we will add those channels for a fee.

So let us pause for a moment of silence on this, the last day of free premium movies. { }. Farewell, HBO (all five of you), Cinemax, and the other one I can't remember. (Oh! Showtime! I just remembered). It was good while it lasted.

The main void after the channels disappear into the DishNetwork atmosphere will be The Flight of the Conchords. Sniff. I love those crazy New Zealanders--Jemaine and Bret. The show's a blend of comedy and music video quirkiness following this small band of two and their escapades in NYC. Their manager is running the band arrangements on the side from his office in the New Zealand embassy. They have a fan club with one member but she's a committed, crazy fan. They are victims of hate crime when someone confuses them with Australians. They pause to sing songs in the middle of the story every week. Here's a taste of their hilarious songwriting from their first episode, appropriately chosen for the eve of their departure from my life:

I’m Not Crying
So, you’re leaving, aren’t you?
I knew it when you said just then when you told me you were leaving
That’s when I definitely knew
But if you’re trying to break my heart
Your plan is flawed from the start
You can’t break my heart, it’s liquid
It melted when I met you
And as you turn around to leave
Don’t’ turn back to me
Don’t turn around and see if I’m crying
I’m not crying
I’m not crying
It’s just been raining on my face
And if you think you see some tear tracks down my face
Please don’t tell my mates
I’m not crying
No, I’m not crying
And if I am crying
It’s not because of you
It’s because I’m thinking of a friend of mine who you don’t know who is dying
That’s right, dying
These aren’t tears of sadness because you’re leaving me
I’ve just been cutting onions
I’m making a lasagna
For one
Oh, I’m not crying
There’s just a little bit of dust in my eye
That’s from the path that you made when you said your goodbye
I’m not weeping because you won’t be here to hold my hand
For your information there’s an inflammation in my tear gland
I’m not upset because you left me this way
My eyes are just a little sweaty today
They’ve been seaching around
They’re like searching for you
They’ve been looking around
Even though I told them not to
These aren’t tears of sadness
They’re tears of joy
I’m just laughing
Ha ha ha-ha ha

I don't know...maybe this is one of those had-to-be-there instances. I can attest that both Greg and I have had tears (not just rain or sweaty eyes) from laughing so hard during FOTC. {Caution: the show can be a tad...earthy now and then. Not for everyone, to be sure. Some episodes are completely fine and others might veer into HBOness. Just so you know.}