This may be the best thing you see all day. It will certainly be the funkiest. Cookie Monster channels Isaac Hayes and jams on an ode to – what else – cookies.
Cookie’s funky look may remind us in 2011 more of George “P-Funk All Star” Clinton, but the vibe is all Isaac, especially as he struts out slowly, wordlessly, and makes the crowd swoon just by holding his arms out.
Also: hearing Cookie Monster ask “CAN YOU DIG IT?”
Here’s the second-funkiest thing you’ll see today: I came across a GQ profile of George Clinton while writing this piece. The whole article is worth your time, but make sure to read, re-read and cherish this bit:
I am visiting him at the Burbank rental apartment in which he and Stephanie are staying for a couple of weeks in September 2005 while he prepares for a show at the Greek Theatre that’s billed as his fiftieth anniversary as a performer. For much of the first hour I am there, he barely acknowledges me as he sits at a desk facing the wall, working on his latest artwork with children’s crayons. The picture taking shape shows spangle-glassed Parliament-Funkadelic bass player Bootsy Collins with a twisted Munch-scream mouth, some UFOs looming in the background, and a figure who was once Clinton but has now taken on simian features.
I am fortunate to have pretty much everything I want in the world. But I want that drawing.