“Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool potamus?”
“A burrito is a sleeping bag for ground beef.”
“I was at the airport and I put my bag on the x-ray machine and found out that my bag has cancer. It only has six more months to hold shit.”
It’s not near the levels of hilarity of Mitch’s other two albums, especially the comedic Iliad that was “Mitch All Together.” But it’s a satisfying postmortem release, and like any beyond-the-grave material, will satisfy fans hungry for any remaining crumbs from his work. The 40 minutes of material on this CD are from a show in Ontario, and probably would have been much more refined had Mitch stuck around long enough to release another full CD.
I saw Mitch at the University of Maryland in 2002 with Barry, Ally and Dave Malitz, who interviewed him after the show and asked Mitch why he did so many jokes about food. I don’t think he had an answer. Then he died in a Baltimore hotel room three years later. Coincidence? Um, yes, yes it is.