|Do those covers look similar to you?-)|
The 'A Confederacy of Dunces' Curse
and I happened to be reading Paul Carter's book,
'Smoking Monkeys, Drilling Rigs, Bio-Diesel Bikes and Other Stories'
which I wrote about why in this post linked below -
Dance Like a Monkey, But Don't Smoke One
When I had finished with the 'Sausage Party' DVD I threw it onto my desk and it landed next to Paul's book and I couldn't help giggling at how similar the covers were with yellow and red being the predominate colours on both covers and how the "sausage" (Frank) seemed to have the same expression and haircut as Paul's on the cover of his book.
'Sausage Party' is that the groceries are being lied to and in the above video where Paul is being interviewed by a breakfast TV show he lies about a story in his book about an Orangutan that works on a ship as a bartender serving drinks to the crew.
In the interview Paul tells the story as if he was personally thrown off a stool by the orangutan, as if he himself had been served by her, but in the book he says she worked as a bartender long before he ever started working on the ship and that the only time he met her was at the Singapore Zoo, where she was living at the time Paul was working on the ship.
|Paul at the Singapore Zoo|
|Paul's political opinions about oil, greed and the environment, if you believe him|
|"...a genetically engineered 3 storey hamster in a f#ckin' huge wheel-I don't know"|
|This is the worst tequila I've ever tasted BTW|
Turns out though that the scorpion story is just more BS after looking around the internet to confirm Paul's observation.
Scorpion facts and fallacies
What I think Paul witnessed was a native guy pulling a trick on a bunch of drunk guys around a campfire who wagered money against this event happening when what really happened was this native guy slowly cooked the scorpion to death while it just looked like it was killing itself.
So while Paul is a good storyteller I have to keep my salt shaker with me while reading his book and remind myself to take it with a grain of salt at times;-)
And looking towards the future horizon it looks like we are all in deep-water with the oil companies calling the shots for this planet.