Friday, July 17, 2009

Cool no more

I used to be cool. Or at least I operated under the guise of "cool". But as the years go on, I feel my coolness waning. Let me explain.
My television watching habits used to consist of Dodger games, music video programming, and the graphic violence and language of HBO television. Pretty sweet, right? Well, since I've settled into fatherhood, my new television watching habits consist of The Penguins of Madagascar and the old Pink Panther cartoons that they show in constant rotation on Boomerang. This is a sad development. I am able to sneak in Dodger games while my son yells or after he falls asleep, but other than that, I've had to get my enjoyment from watching this retarded show called "Yo Gabba Gabba". I love it. My son doesn't even like it and I still make him watch it. It has a gay tracksuit wearing guy named DJ Lance on it and he dances around with a bunch of giant puppets to basically the coolest kids show soundtrack ever. Hell, it may be the coolest tv show soundtrack, period.
Now you may ask yourself," How lame can Rey be if this is his new favorite show?" And the answer is : Pretty lame.
But, it WAS created by the lead singer of the Aquabats, one of my favorite bands, and it DOES have the greatest celebrity guests besides Conan Obrien. What was the last kids show you watched that had Jack Black being an asshole on it and Chromeo and the Shins as the guest band? Exactly.
And an even lamer point about "Yo Gabba Gabba" is that the Chromeo performance of that timeless classic known as "Wash Your Hands" is like my favorite song of the year. Well, one of them. It is the funkiest shit on TV.
So while I may be uncool, at least I have the comfort of "Yo Gabba Gabba" to get me through the rough patches.
And I'm pretty sure this blog about uncoolness just turned into an infomercial for the decided very coolness of "Yo Gabba Gabba".
I am so strange.

El Rey