MOM: Pass the wine, please. I want to become crazy.
GRANDMOTHER: Did you see the politics? It made me angry.
DAD: Me, too. When it was over, I had sex.
UNCLE: I'm having sex right now.
DAD: We all are.
I also wish to become crazy.
A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids' Table
Tags: conspiracies, perversions
Current Music: Marnie Stern -- Every Single Line Means Something ♬
The new feed is much, much better.
Through this, I have gained a better understanding, and appreciation of how the Japanese exchange thoughts, and emotions. Fascinating.
Curses! It is still possible to send comments to the wrong place after clicking the right place, if you fill out the form, and then click the wrong place. Places!
OK this is pretty damn high-larious!
What do you call your act?
This section of the New Yorker column is LIFTED pretty directly from a joke by Stephen Merchant on Episode #3, Series 1 of the Ricky Gervais podcasts. Compare!
"-You haven't heard the half of it, Mr. President. The leader of the group says that if you don't stop the war today they're going to . . . to . . . I'm sorry, I can't say it out loud. It's just too terrifying.
-Say it, damn it! I'm the President!
-All right! If you don't stop the war . . . they're going to stop going to school for the remainder of the week.
-Send the troops home.
-But, Mr. President! Shouldn't we talk about this?
-Send the troops home."
RICKY GERVAIS SHOW:
"STEPHEN: I assume that these forms of protest have never made any dent in anything in the world. I remember when there were all those protests against the war, there was a huge march in London, and there was one guy riding around on a 3-wheeled bike, riding a jester's hat and blowing a horn. That was his form of protest against the war.
RICKY: He was showing them, that is what I believe. And if that doesn't change people's opinions, I don't know what will.
STEPHEN: I like the idea of Bush, just about to invade Iraq, and the news comes through from his chief of staff. George George!
RICKY(as GWB): What is it?
STEPHEN: Listen, we've got some information coming in from London
Ricky: Go on
STEPHEN:I know you're thinking about invading Iraq..
RICKY: Definitely, why?
STEPHEN: Well, let's just think about it, 'cause there's a guy riding around on a three-wheeled bike.
STEPHEN: He's not got the regular two, he's gone for 3 wheels.
Ricky: OK, well listen... what's he wearing?
STEPHEN: I don't want to tell you what he's wearing.
RICKY: What's he wearing on his head?
STEPHEN: He's just, well... he's wearing a jester's hat.
RICKY: Okay, okay, well -- calm down, it's not that bad. It's not gonna change my opinion about
STEPHEN: HE'S BLOWING A HORN!
RICKY: Okay, get the troops out! GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW!
Kurt Vonnegut has been doing this schtick since long before these futurist-fangled "Pod" "casts" of yours were invented, in fact even before "downloading" an "audio file in talk-radio format" was conceivable: