I also wish to become crazy.

A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids' Table

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.
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8 Responses:

  1. node says:

    The new feed is much, much better.

    • greatbiggary says:

      Through this, I have gained a better understanding, and appreciation of how the Japanese exchange thoughts, and emotions. Fascinating.

      • greatbiggary says:

        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!

  2. korgmeister says:

    OK this is pretty damn high-larious!

  3. dachte says:

    What do you call your act?
    The aristocrats!

  4. 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."

    "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.
    RICKY: Oh.
    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
    RICKY: Okay, get the troops out! GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW!

    • gryazi says:

      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:

      When it became obvious what a dumb and cruel and spiritually and financially and militarily ruinous mistake our war in Vietnam was, every artist worth a damn in this country, every serious writer, painter, stand-up comedian, musician, actor and actress, you name it, came out against the thing. We formed what might be described as a laser beam of protest, with everybody aimed in the same direction, focused and intense. This weapon proved to have the power of a banana-cream pie three feet in diameter when dropped from a stepladder five-feet high.

      (Source article)