I was emailing back-and-forth with my sis (mentioned in the post below), and I asked her if she'd seen the pic of the shirtless PE Obambi that was sending the press into such paroxysms of ecstasy -- see The Anchoress for a good roundup. She said she had, and that all she could think of was a Ren & Stimpy episode entitled Ren's Pecs, where, according to Nickelodeon:
After being tired of being pushed around on the beach one too many times. Ren's dream of having huge muscles comes true, after Stimpy makes a personal sacrifice (the fat in his butt!)
I had missed this gem, so I had to look around the Web for it. Apparently, after the operation, Ren goes off to Hollywood and Stimpy is lonely and sings this song:
I wonder if Obambi used butt-fat? If so, whose?
Totally unrelated, other than it came from the same conversation: A video of Joe Venuti, my favorite Jazz violinist, playing Sweet Georgia Brown (Italy, 1974). Joe was not only a consummate musician, but a tireless prankster, and the stories were legend. From the link:
Did Venuti really get a piano pushed out of a hotel window and make a bet on what pitch it would sound when it hit the ground? When a saxophone player’s tapping foot bugged him, did he really nail the guy’s shoe to the bandstand? While on a live TV show sponsored by a hair cream, did Venuti show his bald spot and remark that’s what the product had done for him? Did he actually send Wingy Manone, the one-armed trumpeter, a single cuff link as a Christmas present one year?
The great thing about scat-singing is that it does not require translation from the original Italian. Joe was quite a handsome devil in his youth:
Sort of youthful Ray Milland, pre-Lost Weekend. Hubba hubba!