Pearl Cream and Top Idol watch Adam Lambert on Conan O’Brien
Pearl Cream downloaded Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment…because Amazon offered it to him for $1. He informs me of this before Lambert sings on Conan O’Brien. We’re sitting in my living room, snacking and smoking the occasional cigarette. It’s just like old times, when he lived down the street. Oskar is meandering about. I’m drinking water. Pearl Cream is sipping grape juice and sake.
Me: Did you listen to it?
Pearl Cream: No.
Adam Lambert begins to sing Whataya Want From Me on Conan O’Brien. Hey, I actually really like this song so I’m down.
Pearl Cream: He does have a unique voice. I’m glad its getting recognized. I like that his album cover looks like a Glamour Shot. It’s like, look at me I’m pretty. Like Ella Fitzgerald. Or Billie Holiday. Or Josephine Baker. Which one?
Me: Josephine Baker, she danced with the bananas.
Pearl Cream: No, the black jazz singer with the big flower over her hear.
Me: Carmen Miranda?
Pearl Cream: No! Not Carmen Miranda. She danced with fruit on her head. (Searching computer) Not Ella Fitzgerald.
Me: I know. And its not Nina Simone.
Pearl Cream: YES! Billie Holiday! See? (Shows me his Macbook.) It’s like a Glamour Shot. (Positions hand under chin, a la Billie Holiday/Adam Lambert.)
Pearl Cream then goes to look at the For Your Entertainment cover.
Pearl Cream: OHHHHH! That’s his HAND! I thought it was a flower.
Me: I showed you Oskar. He has…a hand…a furry hand.
Pearl Cream: He has a paw?
Me: No. He has a hand…not a paw. And a furry arm. (Shows him Unravel’s incredible Oskar Fur Your Entertainment shot again.)
Pearl Cream and I then laugh hysterically for at least 60 seconds.
While I’m finishing up this post, Jimmy Fallon makes a 2 Girls 1 Cup joke. Pearl Cream says he’s never seen it.
Me: Look it up if you haven’t seen it.
Pearl Cream: But isn’t it fake? It’s like two girls pooping in a cup, right?
Me: Well…there’s more to it than that. There’s more than just two girls simply crapping into a single cup. Some guy in Brazil makes them…he says they sometimes fake it, add more to the, uh, scene.
Pearl Cream: Like what?
Me: Chocolate soft serve
Pearl Cream looks at me with a quasi-shocked face. Goes to find it online. He actually does so rather quickly.
Pearl Cream: (upon seeing a still) It looks like ice cream. (the video starts) Whatever. They just shot ice cream up their butt. Grody.
Anyway, here’s video of the performance (Thanks, Lambertkitten!)