So this is called the Momotaro Modern Jazz Opera and it’s on YouTube and someone sent it to me. Of course, I don’t know what they’re saying which puts me at a disadvantage, but even then I’m watching and just making that jaw open frozen face look. Then there are moments that are just so funny that the face unfreezes and the laughter commences, followed by back to jaw open. This kind of artistic bizzarity cannot be planned. It has to result from the intersection of many disconnected things — a plan here, a perspective there, a Denny’s double chili dog platter after midnight, some time working in the equivalent of a lounge in Roswell, New Mexico. Whatever it is, it is an amazing natural phenomenon to behold and sometimes celebrated intentionally in art like that of Christopher Guest. All I know is, I’m grateful that it happens. It says to me that God has an enormous sense of humor.