Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Are They Brothers? Part 4

Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon claim not to be brothers. But they both live in Minnesota, are both over six feet tall, both went to Grinnell College, and are both cartoonists. Not brothers?? Not likely!! So here at Big Time Attic, we've decided to do a little bit of extremely scientific testing to find out the truth once and for all.

If there's any test that will TRULY determine whether Zander and I are actually brothers, The OC test is sure to be it. In fact, the core theme of the show revolves around two cool dudes who are brothers in every way except by birth -- just like me and Z! LOL!

For those of you who haven't seen the show, and you're rolling your eyes right now, let me admit that yes, it was a teen soap opera. But unlike its 90210 older cousin, the OC had quick wit (often ad-libbed), a fourth wall-breaking self-deprecating sense of humor, and even featured a long-running story arc about one of the characters working for Wildstorm. Not too far off the mark from ol' BTA, eh?

And if you're still not convinced that you should take this show seriously, Ira Glass raved about the OC on a recent "This American Life" after which he had Mates of State cover the show's theme song ... so there you go.

Moving on to the test (which can be found here), a result of Seth/Ryan would prove past a shadow of a doubt that Zander and I are brothers, and in all honestly we could stop taking these tests. Seth, of course, is a cartoonist who plays video games all the time (Zander), and Ryan is a ladies man who broods a lot and often looks at things out of the corner of his eye (me).

CONCLUSION:

Well, it looks like we'll keep taking the test in coming weeks ...

ZANDER'S RESULT:



A loyal husband, caring lawyer and supportive father, Sandy Cohen is the rock of The OC. His words of wisdom and humorous, laid back attitude are always appreciated.




KEVIN'S RESULT:



Everyone loves Seth Cohen. Always good for a laugh, always there for Ryan and finally winning over the ladies, Seth brings enjoyment to every scene that he participates in. Although Seth was raised in the wealthy, sometimes superficial environment of Newport, he's very down to earth and caring.

This scientific test claims that Zander and I have a father/son relationship, not a brotherly one.

Brotherhood Likelihood: 23%

Now if you don't mind, Zander has a troubled teen to take under his wing and I have to go run away in my sailboat.

2 comments:

danno said...

"And if you're still not convinced that you should take this show seriously, Ira Glass raved about the OC on a recent "This American Life" after which he had Mates of State cover the show's theme song ... so there you go."

Were you at the Live Show?
I swear Ira almost went to tears at how overjoyed he was that the OC made fun of THIS AMERICAN LIFE once.
I may never watch the show(especially since its cancelled), but the moment of Ira's sheer joy and the Mates of State playing the theme will ride with me to the grave.

Kevin Cannon said...

I heard the live show rebroadcast on the radio. I started getting weirded out when Ira said that he belts out the theme song with his wife. I mean, c'mon ... nobody likes television THAT much.