Does Everything Have To Be Funny?

In which Nellie McKay answers that burning title question–and sings a version of “Moon River” to boot.

(The expert panel of the Language Acquisition and Identification Department of Shalblog® Industries is identifying the language in the song, within a 2-3% margin of error, as being Portuguese.)

Thanks to YouTuber Caffe Lena

My Huckleberry Friend


The great Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While I had known that the Johnny Mercer-Henry Mancini song Moon River was written for the movie, I didn’t know that Mancini wrote it specifically for Hepburn’s singing range. Unlike in My Fair Lady, the voice here is Hepburn’s own. The understated George Peppard plays her writer friend.

Thanks to YouTuber As you set out for Ithaca…