Archive for November 26th, 2002

comedian

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 at about 9:47 pm

comedian

Creativity (and comedy) are hard things to come up with on demand. As is evident in English class: we’re staging short skits that are supposed to incorporate various elements of comedy (of our own choosing). Basically, we’re supposed to work with a couple other people and write something funny. For whatever reason, my group has come up with very little. The skit sucks in a major way, and its not even 1/3 finished. It’s a scene unfolding at a funeral… yea, situation that’s just hilarious. It’s so much easier to just go the ridiculous route, make people laugh because it’s just so goddamn stupid. But no, we’re going the “I don’t know what the hell this is” route. It’s going to be painful to perform this abomination. Ah, such is life.

I think I should go see Jerry Seinfeld’s movie/documentary, Comedian. I read a review of it a few weeks back; it seemed interesting. And I saw that it’s playing somewhere in town today, as I was driving by some random theater downtown. There’s a good Thanksgiving-weekend activity.

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by tom

more real than reality

Tuesday, November 26th, 2002 at about 5:21 pm

more real than reality

All right, I ripped this headline straight from Drunkadelic, but its worth repeating. 11% of American between 18 and 24 cannot find the US on a world map. This is just pathetic. There are other statistics there, too, but this is the worst. I guess it just goes to show how little we think about the bottom of the bucket, so to speak. These are the bottom 11% of the intelligence pool. Reminds me of something I heard once: “Imagine how dumb the average person is. Now just think that half the population is stupider than they are.” What I wonder is where all these incompetent people are. All we ever hear is people asking this question. Maybe its just because only the more intelligent ones are asking the question, but it seems odd that no one can figure out who all these people sucking the intelligence out of the population are. *Sigh*, what can we do? Statistically there always has to be stupid people, or by definition smarter ones wouldn’t exist. It’s a cruel predicament.

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by tom