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Pet Peeves and the Curmudgeonly Spirit

10 Sep

Curmudgeons are in a perpetual state of annoyance.

They cultivate their pet peeves wholeheartedly.

With art and age comes a greater license to voice such pained sentiments.

If you can kvetch in a funny way – it is a blessing to all.

In the spirit of the book by Joan Rivers I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me

And with tongue in cheek

My PET PEEVES… Stuff I Hate!

Stemless wine glasses   (They look like cheap jelly jars for preschoolers)

Lengthy Minimalist newsletters   (Duh) […]

Cry Me a Joan River

4 Sep

 

 JOAN RIVERS was a force of nature. Early on especially, Joan bubbled over with playful, hyperbolic, self-deprecating humor. Fresh and feminine. Clever. Smart. I was thrilled to have written, sold one-liners to her for over 5 years. She was an amazing performer, writer, editor, author of 12 books. She’ll be funny always. Like Robin Williams, she is also being remembered for her kindness and generosity.

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Joan Rivers

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. 

Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Send In the Damn Clowns

12 Aug

 

SEND IN THE CLOWNS…

[I]t’s a theater reference meaning “if the show isn’t going well, let’s send in the clowns”;

in other words, “let’s do the jokes.” – Stephen Sondheim

 

When asked about Robin Williams, most say “sweet.”  I LOVE this!

 

There’s a classic story about the legendary clown Joseph Grimaldi that comes to mind…

The patient  http://www.historyextra.com/blog/patient […]

2 Cartoonists You Will Love

19 Jul

 

The New Yorker

The New Yorker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I was weaned on The New Yorker Magazine cartoons.

 

Who doesn’t have a special place in their heart for Charles Schultz and Peanuts?

 

Do you love cartoons?

 

Do you miss the Sunday “funnies” you read as a child? […]

25 MORE Reasons I DON’T Sleep!

10 Apr

 

Damn, I’m tired!  Are you, too?

Are YOU getting enough sleep? What keeps YOU up at night?

SRGot Sleep

25 MORE Reasons I Can’t Sleep!

1) Dog needs to pee.

2) I need to pee… again.

3) The cat suffers from restless leg syndrome and is kicking me in the private parts.

4) Celebrity baby names […]

Portlandia: Kindhearted, Clever COMEDY

13 Mar

 

Do you prefer your COMEDY kindhearted or edgy?

Snarky (snide and sharply critical) humor can be funny in the moment…

BUT like junk food, I suspect a steady diet of snark is ultimately bad for your health.

I subscribe to the philosophy that “At the heart of comedy is a happy idea.”

Positive humor is a powerful tool in your life survival kit.  Comedy and laughter can heal!

I LOVE the IFC TV series Portlandia – it’s smart and kindhearted.  Have you seen it yet?

 

 

Great interview with PORTLANDIA stars CARRIE BROWNSTEIN and FRED ARMISEN. […]

Comedy Shorts

22 Nov

During the holidays, I like my wine and my comedy vintage…

BarbBestBenchley

Have you seen these classic comedy films on DVD?

After all, what’s more satisfying than reading Benchley? Viewing Benchley!

By watching Robert Benchley in these clever and hilarious shorts, you can savor his impeccable comic timing, the subtlety of his understated humor, and the endearing sweetness of his nature. […]

I Feel Your Pain

20 Sep

 

Barb Best Humor Blog

 

PAIN. Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Pain, of course, is entirely relative.

PAIN – THE NOUN

1) A feeling of marked discomfort, a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: “She has severe pains in her arse, most probably due to sitting at the computer/at work/in the car all day.”

“Jury duty can be quite a pain in the neck.”

“Her boss gives her the most excruciating pain in her head and eyeballs.”

2) Mental suffering or distress : “During the holidays, I am plagued by the pain of listening politely to relatives pontificate on politics, religion, and reality TV.” […]

Jury Duty What Fun

6 Sep

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You can’t avoid the envelope. It has that unmistakable crimson ink branded on jaundiced yet official looking “Penalty by Law” speckled government surplus paper. The kind of sad paper they use in prison bathrooms. […]

A Public Service Announcement*

16 Aug

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The following is a public service announcement*

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It happens.  You know you’ve had too much to drink if…

  1. You’re tweeting celebrities who have notorious anger management issues.
  2. You put your bra on backwards.
  3. You go on an online shopping spree, but don’t enjoy it.
  4. You click on the TV remote to answer your cell phone.
  5. You propose to the cat.
  6. You mistake the coat closet for the bathroom.
  7. You’re considering hiring a pain coach – for your family members.

* Not really.  Just kidding.

Happy Hour ain’t always so happy, but it can be funny.

Carrie Fisher in “Wishful Drinking” – Hilarious!  http://youtu.be/9JdRV3kEl1I

 

CLOWN sensitivity training-intended to sensitize people to their attitudes and behaviors that may unwittingly cause offense to others

 

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