Welcome to the Carnival of the Mundane. Shakespeare said all the world’s a stage, and if so, then even the mundane has a role to play — whether it’s holding a spear in the back row, or strutting to the front and taking a turn. We’ve got five boffo submissions, for this short one-act edition:
Ellen at the Sam and Becky Boo Show is concerned about the phenomenon of cat amnesia, though we don’t think a Ghost spawned the worry:
Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat
In this distracted globe, Remember thee!”
Mad Kane discusses her mother’s underwear proclivities in Secret Shopper.
“O mother, mother!
What have you done? Behold, the heavens do ope,
The gods look down, and this unnatural scene
They laugh at.”
Bill is agonizing over cleaning up his apartment. He should just be careful not to let an ultra-neat roommate move in, like Oscar did:
“I can’t take it anymore, Felix, I’m cracking up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you’re not here, the things I know you’re gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. Told you 158 times I can’t stand little notes on my pillow. “We’re all out of cornflakes. F.U.” Took me three hours to figure out F.U. was Felix Ungar!”
–The Odd Couple
Muse puts in a wonderful performance as Blanche Dubois in A couple of reasons to smile!
“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
–Streetcar Named Desire
And to finish on a note that is anything but a turkey, Random Yak “hams” it up with a new Yak FAQ.