Core

I’ve done my swim this morning leaving only this last 20 minute “28 Day Challenge” core workout left.  Time to get at ‘er.

My soundtrack through my series of 3 minutes intervals of planks, push-ups, squats and Russian Twists is the ‘Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers‘ by the Firesign Theater Group.

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This record cost me exactly ¢0.50 but with an album title like that, how could one ever resist?  I mean, wouldn’t you want to find out what they’re going to do to the dwarf with the pliers?

I sure as shit do!

And regardless of how it turns out, it’s at least going to be a magnificent addition to the ‘ol Cornball collection of albums, right?

Firesign Theatre’s previous work had already proved that the troupe wasn’t particularly interested in releasing conventional comedy albums. While earlier albums had longer pieces, ‘Don’t Crush That Dwarf…‘  is the first time they dedicated an entire album to a single theme.

Although initially it sounds like a loose collection of semi-related items, it later becomes clear that the whole album is a look through the past of a single character, George Leroy Tirebiter, with a few flips of a television tuner knob taking you through his early days as a child star all the way up to a ‘This Is Your Life‘-style reflection and beyond.  Television and movie parodies still figure prominently throughout: ‘High School Madness‘  is a hilarious spoof on wholesome ’40s boys’ adventure films, but the group also takes on war films, televangelists, commercials, and more.

In many ways, this is a comedy concept album. What’s more, it moves past comedy in places, proving that you can be funny while remaining intelligent. Retaining my composure in the plank position while cracking up though, well…not so much.  And while I’m fully aboard the “complain train”, those giggles are infinitely more painful after 3 minutes of crunches.  Just sayin’…

Having said all this, this was my easier 3 minute plank to date despite having already swam 3550m  this morning.

The push-ups, however…sucked.

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About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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