Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Night Follies: A Vicarious High with Joan Rivers and How Free the Free Scotsman?

"High Times" episode of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Friday night ...

I'm watching TWO television shows nearly simultaneously: one of the four episodes of the rather enjoyable series The Middle aired nightly on Hallmark Channel on my TV and a full episode of Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on YouTube, specifically, the episode "High Times" (first aired January 2012) in which Joan gets high on pot, er, medical marijuana, with a friend.

She ends up in the backyard hot tub at her daughter Melissa's Malibu home, fully clothed, with a friend, howling like a wolf and doing a motorboat imitation (ha ha) even while Melissa's boyfriend's parents (the Zimmerman's) are visiting and asleep in the house. It is embedded above (not to be confused the internet show In Bed with Joan).

Joan Rivers and her friend smoking pot in a car in the episode "High Times" of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

No, they didn't drive off. Melissa comes and rescues them.


I'm so sad that Joan Rivers died. But at least I can watch her in reruns of so many of the shows she did.

YouTube screenshot of Joan Rivers waking up -- after a night of smoking pot, swimming in a hot tub, and pigging out with a friend -- in a bed with an open pizza carton containing a half-eaten pizza and her little dog munching on a piece in the same "High Times" episode of Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

No, I don't know if this is "real" or not in the sense that it "really" happened or was wholly staged. Regardless, it's still a hilarious show.


As for tonight, my plan is to go to No. 9 and Larry's Lounge, in one order or another.

In the meantime, here is a good blog entry by Simon-Wren Lewis on the economic and fiscal dangers facing Scotland if in fact it citizens vote for independence from the UK (even while using the same British pound currency).

Very funny cover illustration the September 19, 2014 edition of the British publication "The Week."

This is a topic that Paul Krugman has been discussing a lot lately -- and cited in this blog entry the Lewis entry. In short, Scotland is rushing headlong into a likely euro-style disaster of "monetary" union with no political union and a long-term weaker economy.


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