Don’t Take Yourself So Fucking Seriously

The title alone will eliminate a good number of readers from this post. Too bad. They are likely the ones who need it the most. *sigh* I can only help so many people, and they have to want help.  BTW, besides using the dreaded EFF-WORD, I also used an adverb *AA* (adverb alert, this will appear regularly *AA* and no 12 step program to help it, either).  People often say, “Don’t take yourself so serious.” That is grammatically incorrect, as the verb take is being modified, so seriously must be used. *AA* Just wanted to be clear on all that.

Ok, the reason I wrote this: Among millions of other great attributes that we as Americans seem to have misplaced or packed away in the attics of our minds is our sense of humor. “Holy Crap, Batman, these uptight people won’t laugh at a fucking thing!” You’re right, Boy Wonder, because we have become so cowed by the media (I say we in a general term, I suffer no such problem as I will demonstrate), beat over the head by the conservative right and had so much Political Correctness shoved down our throats, I’m surprised comedy clubs are still in business. (Actually, I’m not….. we need them more than ever). Really, people? Laugh, Dammit! Some of the shit going on around you is really funny.

If you are here because you found me on Twitter or Facebook (these two sites are conspiring to waste my entire life… no 12 steps here either) then you have been warned continuously that I have no filter between my brain and my mouth… or fingers in this case. A friend once said I should come with a warning label. I do. It’s the title of this blog. Sorry, last time I checked the First Amendment of the Constitution was still in effect. I don’t slander others or make fun of people who have real problems (that are not their own fault). I’m a nice guy. And some of the shit I say makes me laugh so hard I get tears running down my face. Happens to other people too. I am single-handedly keeping the mascara industry alive and well. This post might not do it, but at some point, I will make you laugh till you cry.

Now to the point (381 words later): Stop getting offended at stuff that is meant to be funny. You might not think it’s funny, and that’s OK, comedy, like all art and entertainment, is subjective. I personally *AA* think Ben Stiller is not funny at all, some of his movies are a scream, but not because he is in them. His bank account would dictate that many do not share my opinion. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is one of my favorites. She is so NOT P.C. and my sides hurt every time I watch her. She makes racial comments, calls children “nig-lets, chink-lets and spic-lets”. She is lily white and dates black men, “I’ve had more black cock in me than a urinal at the Apollo” and constantly reams her audiences a new one. They even call her the “Queen of Mean”. Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock have done some great bits tearing into us lame white folks, and absolutely nothing makes me laugh harder. Because all comedy is based on some element of truth and we fucking know it. That’s what makes it funny.

There is an element of timing in comedy. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried lost his job as the voice of the Aflac Duck because of comments he made following the disaster in Japan. The joke was marginally funny at best and it was far too soon for it not to be construed as insensitive. There is a line… I’m usually walking it all the time. Keeps things interesting.

From time to time I will post things here that come to my mind, that I read on the internet (greatest waster of time in the world, sort of what you’re doing right now), see or read on Twitter, Facebook or someone’s blog. Maybe even a bumper sticker. It might be deep, it might be stupid and sometimes it will be funny. But it will NEVER pass through a filter for offensive content.  What would be the point? BTW, if this has offended you, I have a coupon below for 10% off the installation of your own sense of humor. It’s the least I can do. Now have a great fucking day. 🙂

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  • Mr WordPress  On September 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  • Kate Omm  On September 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Humor is so important! Love your concept blog. Interested in more, from time to time. 😉

  • Cliff  On September 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    This isn’t fucking funny, Ed. To use the word fuck on a fucking international online fucking network is totally fucking immature. What? I’m online? Fuck!

  • Bettybmusing  On September 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Lol you are so right , lol… In a comical absurd way we do take ourselves far too seriously. A sense of humor for me is like oxygen, can’t live without it. 😀 btw great article

  • Stacy Eaton (@StacySEaton)  On September 21, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I absolutely loved this!! So right!

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