Thursday, December 01, 2005

Rent Is Too Damn High

Once in a while, life hands you a gift. Sometimes its a dollar on the street, or a smile from a stranger on a rough day.

Sometimes its a website. A website like Rent Is Too Damn High which, as of now, is my favorite website of all time.

I tend to prefer my humor in large absurdist chunks, and Rent Is Too Damn High definately qualifies.

As we all know, unintentional comedy is gold. So much more satisfying than satire. It's got the sweet-n'-sour, one-two-punch of hilarity and genuine discomfort.

Mosey on over to Rent Is Too Damn High when you need a little break from work today. Entertainment, thy name is Jimmy McMillan. I sympathize with Mr. McMillan's problem - the rent in NYC is, in fact, Too Damn High. I am less sympathetic of his apparent prejudices and his atrocious grammar and spelling. McMillan's yet another African-American with a mad-on for those of a Jewish persuasion, claiming that
"If You're Not Jewish, You Will Be Run Out of New York," and that Jews pretending to be Jews, yet in actuality, not being Jews at all (still following me?) are behind various unidentified schemes to bilk the poor out of decent housing. This is, of course, extremely offensive, yet I can't help but find the whole thing hilarious.

Best of all is the cd available to order on the site, which apparently includes such instant-classics as "Rent is too damn high," "Water dripping from my lights," "Your Monkey," "Come Here," "Must be Jelly," and "Single Life."

Pop on over and groove to the mellifluous beats of Jimmy McMillan.

(link courtesy of Mr. Nizzle, who can feel free to purchase the Rent Is Too Damn High cd for this author's Christmas gift)

3 Comments:

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

What is sort of creepy (i.e., too funny for words) about it, is that you will find yourself singing it throughout the day.

RENT... is too DAMN high....[ba dum ... ba dum]

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

You aren't kidding me.

I'm dying to know what "Water dripping from my lights," and "Your monkey" sound like.

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

And those "Ooh-wee" sounds are priceless.

 

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