|For the sake of updating, i missed you eljay.
||[Jun. 25th, 2008|09:10 pm]
|||||...lift me back up to the sun, i choose to live...||]|
I have a recent fondness for comedians... People who don't take themselves too seriously are, in my opinion, more in touch with the better things in life. They get a chaotic situation and turn it into something silly and light that you have no choice but to laugh and say "it's not so bad after all..." My father was a natural comedian. Although I hardly remeber his jokes because he passed away when I was just 12. I do remember however that his jokes albeit corny come naturally and effortlessly.
George Carlin dies of heart attack at the age of 71. Many consider him very obscene and vulgar, but to hell with vulgar if he speaks the truth right? His seven words not to use in television may have others dropping their jaws in shock but that's exactly his forte- shock... In an interview, this is what he said when asked how it is hanging out with other comedians:
No. I’m not collegial, I don’t hang out. I’m soloist, I like my solitude, I don’t really hang around with comedians—this person I talked to today, I now have his phone number. I have maybe five phone numbers. I’m not in show business because I don’t have to go to the meetings, I’m just not a part of it, I don’t belong to it. When you “belong” to something. You want to think about that word, “belong.” People should think about that: it means they own you. If you belong to something it owns you, and I just don’t care for that. I like spinning out here like one of those subatomic particles that they can’t quite pin down.
I agree george, we're the same in that way.