Bonemma's Obamacare article inspired this blogger to blow off writing, finally wash her kitchen floor and go to Trader Joe's...It's that good.
By Bernadette Pauley (Comedian)
Last week's Crazytown post OBAMACARE BECAUSE I CARE by Leah Bonnema was such a great read for me I figured I should just throw in the towel. Why bother posting when such a great post existed? Whether you are completely for Obamacare or are one of those people who enjoy posting Obama-as-Hitler pictures on Facebook, you just have to admit it's well written because of it's depth and honesty. If you absolutely despise Obamacare you'd think twice before you gave a shot at refuting her argument (she's all for it) because it's so well constructed.
Most standup comedians can tell you that this feeling of "why bother" will creep over them once, maybe twice a year. You're waiting to perform and someone will get up on that stage and just blow audience, comedians and staff away with a perfectly constructed and executed 'set'. They will leave all witnesses to their time on stage changed by a mixture of passion and precision, pretty much raped by their funny. Then all of the other schmucks up at bat are left feeling "I got nothin'." Except, of course, the usual overly confident / under talented fuckwads. There's always one or two of them at any given venue who are totally indifferent.
In Los Angeles the fuckwad / legit talent ratio is far higher than other parts of the country
So now I'm stuck here, forced to face all of the topics I've been dying to write about. This is excruciating, but I suppose it will take some of the burden off of My Man. He's forced to listen to my outraged ramblings every day the moment my morning coffee kicks in. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
I am utterly obsessed with group dynamic. I'm sure this is why I'm a comedian. Class, sex, race, pack mentality, false consciousness, etc. If it bored you to death in a 10th grade sociology class it was making my mind race even before I knew it had a label. Oooooh, and I just love moral outrage! I am morally outraged 3 - 5X a day! This is just fabulous, SO many topics to cover! So, where do I start?
Next week. I start next week. Right now the weight of my reponsibility to write a meaningful post is just far too heavy. I need to clear my head in the cheese section at Trader Joe's.
After that, there are about seventeen strains of strepococcus on my kitchen floor I'll take care of with a good mopping...I wonder if I own a mop? I may have to hit Target too.
BERNADETTE PAULEY is a standup comedian, actor and TV host appearing this Saturday on TV Guide channel's 'Standup in Stilettos'. www.BernadettePauley.com EMAIL HER | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | OTHER POSTS BY THIS AUTHOR