if i dig deep enough the soil will be cool and maybe no one will find me

I’m sitting here, in the boiling heat, leaning over my George Foreman Grill of a laptop, paying bills and listening to British comedian Rob Newman’s take on the history of oil. The combination has me feeling like I should go in the backyard, dig a hole, jump in and never come back out. (The Newman link comes via Metafilter.)

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  1. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    If it would help, I can roll a giant boulder over the hole once you’re in.

  2. Collin
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    That was interesting, amusing and depressing. Thanks.

  3. Ted Glass
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Ande after three days in the hole will you rise again?

  4. Jack
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow…there should be a warning on that video. My wife is laying in our bedroom, bummed the f out. On the other hand, however, I think that’s how all history classes should be taught.

  5. mark
    Posted May 30, 2006 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Here’s something (also from Metafilter) to cheer her back up, Jack. It’s footage of the Ross sisters performing

  6. be OH be
    Posted May 31, 2006 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Alright, now I have to go put some Ross sisters DVDs in my queue. That was insane.

  7. Ted Glass
    Posted May 31, 2006 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I wonder who thought that they needed to add singing to the act. That’s the part that really amazed me. Someone thought that the contortionism wasn’t in itself enough. That’s what blows my mind.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted June 1, 2006 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Contortionism is, in itself, very rarely enough, Ted.

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