Ian and I have been watching the most delightful television show. It’s called Moone Boy and it’s by Chris O’Dowd (remember him? The cute guy with the Irish accent from Bridesmaids? Kristen Wiig’s love interest? Yeah, him). He plays the imaginary friend of a pre-teen boy who lives in a small town in Ireland with his 3 older sisters, parents, and goofy best friend in the early ’90s (the costume designer NAILED it). O’Dowd created and co-wrote the series, based on his own childhood in Ireland.
The only downside is that it’s really difficult to Moone Boy. It aired on Sky in the UK, and then disappeared. We’ve been watching it on this weird/awesome channel that comes for free with our satellite package. They don’t have it at the Toronto Public Library. If you’re in the States, you can watch it on Hulu (there’s the Hulu trailer below), but it’s nowhere in Canada. If you happen to come across Moone Boy anywhere… rent it, download it, buy it. And then let me borrow it.
This video is hilarious. Watch what this kid does instead of napping.
[ps – do you have a video monitor for your little one? We have a webcam that we connected to our local WiFi network, so we can watch it on our iPads. It’s so funny to see what kids do when they’re alone!]
… when we were in NYC last weekend. I saw it in the MoMA Design Store in SoHo, and just had to have it. Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls features hilarious retellings of traditional fairy tales – Kim, the angry little Asian girl, stars in “Snow Yellow and the Seven Short Men”; Wanda, the fresh soul sistah, stars in “RapPunsWell”; Xyla, the gloomy girl, stars in “Little Miss Wears a Hood”; and the other girls star in furiously fractured versions of “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Princess and the Pea.”
I saw this on Facebook and Twitter this morning, and had to pass it on. A 50-foot inflatable rubber duckie was floated down the Thames River in London on Tuesday. It was all part of a campaign on behalf of JackPotJoy.com’s Facebook Fundation, a bursary program “granting funds and rewards for daft ideas to encourage Brits to have more fun.”
There’s a new book out that I can’t wait to read called Shi*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us. It’s written by a team of comics and comedy industry people, so I fully expect it to be hilarious.
You can read an excerpt (from the chapter entitled “How To Miss Work Without Saying It’s Because of Your Sick Kid”) over on the Huffington Post.