I strongly suspect that many of our readers are already familiar with this week’s time vampire. It’s even been linked in our comments once. But I discovered a few days ago to my great horror that friend of the blog Mary had not been introduced. I felt like I had failed as a friend. So lest we fail any of our other readers here’s a delightful little Time Vampire:
In a nutshell it’s a series of videos focusing on moments in literature and history when characters make really bad decisions and hypothesizing how things might have ended different if said character had a sassy gay friend. (spoiler: Sassy Gay Friend always makes things better). Yes, recent videos are sponsored by Mio (I haven’t tried Mio, but it contains sucralose and is therefore evil), but they are still amusing. I love them because not only do they bring the funny, they bring the smart funny. They poke fun at absurd moments in literature which people never talk about (SGF to Juliet: You took a rufee from a priest!). Also they are full of allusions to other literary works (I don’t want to remember that night I spent with Bob Marley). They’re the kind of videos that simultaneously amuse you and make you feel smart because you actually did your English homework.
The nice thing about this Time Vampire is that it’s not going to suck away too much of your time. There aren’t that many videos and (sadly) new ones aren’t released that often and none of them are more than a few minutes long. But warning: watching one will probably result in you needing to watch them all. And even once you’ve watched them all they may become a minor addiction. Not so much an addiction as that thing you turn to when you get down. “Man, I’m sad. I’m going to have to watch some Sassy Gay Friend.”
A final warning to our readers: There are a lot of imitators out there. And to some extent, who can blame them? I mean, just yesterday Mary and I were speculating on how Eowyn might have benefited from the help of a Sassy Gay Friend. (Though just now we have decided that Boromir would have benefitted from one even more) The difference between us and them is we respect the SGF enough not to make a poorly done and not all that funny Sassy Gay Friend: Lord of the Rings on our own. So we strongly recommend that you not watch any Sassy Gay Friends that do not work for Second City.
What, what, what are you doing?