New to A Lady Reveals Nothing? You've missed SO MUCH. Not to worry. Every Sunday, I dig through the archives to repost an old favorite. Mostly because I'm too lazy to come up with new content every single day. Enjoy! This story originally appeared on June 3, 2011:
My niece Hanna is currently obsessed with...Jemaine Clement.
You may recognize him as one-half of New Zealand's fourth-most-popular folk group, the Flight of the Conchords. I may have created a monster when I let my 15-year-old niece watch the entire second season of the now-over HBO show on my iTouch when we went to Mexico. In January. 2010.
Well, I was somewhere in Brazil when I got a series of Skype messages from her. "Hey Kady, have you ever heard of The Tongan Ninja?" "Hey Kady, have you seen Rio?" "Hey Kady, did you know Jemaine Clement is the voice of the evil villain bird in Rio?" "Hey Kady, did you like Rio?" "Hey Kady, what did you think of Jemaine Clement's voice in Rio?" "Hey Kady, did you know Jemaine Clement is going to be in Men in Black 3?" "Hey Kady, do you think Jemaine Clement is cute?" "Hey Kady, WHY do you think he's cute?" "Hey Kady, go on You Tube and search for The Tongan Ninja and watch the credits video." "Hey Kady, did you watch that video yet?" "Hey Kady, do you think I would like New Zealand?" "Hey Kady, what DON'T you like about Jemaine Clement?" "Hey Kady, what DO you like about Jemaine Clement?" "Hey Kady, if you could change one thing to make Jemaine Clement cuter, what would it be?" "Hey Kady, have you seen that video yet?"
Unfortunately for me, I couldn't ever get good internet and so I kept having to field questions, and Hanna grew very impatient because I was unable to watch the video. I actually started getting IRRITATED at her questions. When I finally FINALLY got good internet weeks later, this is what I saw:
And then, when I could finally shut her up and say YAH, I SAW THE VIDEO. Then it was, "Hey Kady? Did you like the video?" "Hey Kady, when you finally saw the video, were you thinking, 'that was awesome'? Or were you like, 'man, she bugged me to watch this stupid video'?" "Hey Kady, did you like the dancing in the video?" "Hey Kady, did you like the song in the video? Did you know he wrote it?"
Awesome. We are currently waiting for my mom to change her Netflix account, so that we can receive DVDs in the mail again, so that The Tongan Ninja can arrive in my mom's mailbox, so I can give Hanna a detailed report about what I liked about his character, Action Fighter, and every emotion I encountered during each scene in the movie. And if I don't experience any emotions, why didn't I experience any emotions? What do I think I could do differently to experience any emotions? How might Jemaine Clement improve his appearance to make me experience emotions?
Tonight, she's staying with me in my room at my parents' place. We were laying in bed...in silence, and suddenly...
"Hey Kady...when do you think Grandma will fix her Netflix account?"
Mentorship. At its finest.
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