Skip to main content

Friday Vari-e-tay: Biz Markie-Who?

Dribbling teapot? Problem solved.

A study on polygamy in Siberia may uncover some helpful tips on boosting the economy....?

Girls. We're worth it.

How to avoid bad Powerpoint presentations. From the people who brought us Made to Stick, which I haven't read but will endorse anyway.

This song has been in my head off and on for weeks. Please excuse the awful "yo momma" jokes. Otherwise, you can't really ask for a better video. Girls with normal body types. Mozart-esque piano scenes.

My attempts to sing it to others have failed miserably...or sounded exactly like the original?

Just in case you didn't know, that was Biz Markie. Famous for such songs as - oh wait, just famous for that hit from 1989. Although he also does a beatboxing segment on Yo Gabba Gabba!, which is a kids' TV show that takes its name from a Ramones' song.

Huh. Not gonna lie, reading the wiki page is making me want to check it out.


Vanessa said…
Yo Gabba Gabba kinda freaks me out. In the same way that Sponge Bob Squarepants does. Although, I think Sponge Bob's freaky level is a tad higher.
I refuse to watch either show. (although I have seen a clip of YGG at the hospital which featured Tony Hawk.)
Wendy said…
Does this Biz video remind you of Tracey Jordon?
Beth said…
vaness - i hear you. i watched a couple clips...bizarre.

wens, YES! if you watch a clip of him on yo gabba gabba it is even more pronounced. i love that we think alike :D
Vanessa said…
So I was nursing Jude today and the tv was on and Yo Gabba Gabba came on and I was powerless to turn it off so we watched a whole episode. I take it back. It was kinda cool, quirky and the whole message of the episode was that people are different and that's okay. And being different can be cool, too!
So...the Mom in me is finally accepting Yo Gabba Gabba. It's still a bit weird, though.

Popular posts from this blog

Fostering FAQ: How Can You Say Goodbye?

It seems I finally have something(s) to say... Here's the first in a short (or maybe long?) series on Fostering FAQs. If you've got a question to add, feel free to comment/email/text/message me and maybe the next post will be in response.


8:30 am on Day 4 of parenting. I woke up in a panic two hours ago because I remembered that there is a baby and I am responsible for her (at least at 6:30am, when the man beside me will snore through anything). Now, I have put on clothes and eaten breakfast. The dogs are walked, there is a loaf of banana bread in the oven. My tea is steeping. Most importantly, Dream Baby is already down for her first nap.

Despite my morning efficiency, I'm already beginning to see that even with the happiest, most easygoing, and smiliest baby, like we somehow managed to be given, parenting is a grind. On Friday night, I couldn't join friends for $5 pints at a local joint. Instead, I blearily washed the same 8 bottles again, and then made another ba…

Fostering FAQ: How Long Will She Stay/Will You Adopt Her?

Our first foster baby came with about 18 hours notice; it was respite care, which means we had him for a few days while his regular foster family had a break/dealt with a family emergency. He stayed 3 nights, long enough to come to church and have a dozen people cooing over his little sleeping cheeks.  With each new visitor to our quiet corner, I explained again that he would be going back to his foster family the next day.

Barely a week later, we got a 9am phone call with a fostering request and by the same afternoon, we were snuggling her. This time, we had her for 4 days before church came around. Again, our community was keen to see the little one we had in tow. Again, the question, "How long will she stay?" And this time, "Are you going to adopt her?"


Here in Toronto, when a child is placed in foster care, it is always for an indefinite length of time. It depends on the parents' situation, and whether they are able to make a safe home environment for th…

What About Travis!?

I just watched Hope Floats, the second movie in my I-really-need-to-vegetate night. Now that we have more than three channels, there are so many quality programs on TV! Like movies in the middle of the week. I enjoyed many of the lines in this movie, including:

"I went home and told my mama you had a seizure in my mouth."
(referring to her first french-kissing experience)

"Dancing's just a conversation between two people. Talk to me."
(the conversation in our living room then went,
Girl 1: Only Harry Connick Jr. could say that line without it being incredibly cheezy.
Boy: Without it being cheezy? That's all I heard. Cheez, cheez, cheez.
Girl 2: Yeah, but it was sexy, sexy cheez...sigh.)
"Better do what she says, Travis. Grandma stuffs little dogs."

Bernice: At home we had a pet skunk. Mama used to call it Justin Matisse. Do you think that's just a coincidence? All day long she would scream, "You stink Justin Matisse!" Then one day she just…