Saturday, November 08, 2014
A LA MO'D #1: MEMENTO MONDO (a teaser of sorts):
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of one of my all-time comic heroes and chiefest influences, Michael O'Donoghue. Which I was very much hoping to be able to commemorate on this very blog before the day ended. But alas, all manner of obstacles and technical difficulties have blocked my way, and the rather ambitious post in his honor is, as yet, incomplete, and, as I'm headed off to work now (where internet access is extremely problematic), will have to remain so until tomorrow. The only thing I can think to do at this moment in tribute is to find a cane and smash this fucking laptop to fucking fucking atoms. But I did not want the day to pass completely without some sort of tribute. So here - a taste of O'D heaven, one of the very few from that show he used to work for that somehow has escaped the YouTube copyright-enforcement wood chipper (maybe because it was shot camcorder-kinescope-style, I dunno), with the promise that some far more intriguing (and way less obvious) material is soon to come. So stay tuned.
And, because I just can't leave sick enough alone, please head over the jump for a portrait of the great man that is surely and undoubtedly the way he'd have wanted us to remember him. Bless you, MO'D. More tomorrow...