See also: Feb 1-14 March 1-15, 2021
Glad to be with power again — whew! Out for 2 1/2 days. I know the snow and low temperature is not that unusual, but I was surprised at how long it took to get online. I spent most of the time reading, checking twitter, napping and counting the minutes (and the charge on my cell phone)……
“If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be antifa pretending to be a duck to make ducks look bad.” (random sarcastic political tweet found on Twitter)
I watched the nice documentary, FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS (which I recommend). Spears had some great moments doing SNL comedy sketches such as this one. She was referenced in the most recent Saturday’s SNL sketch (played by Chloe Fineman here ).
Speaking of which, I was truly moved by Craig Ferguson’s 2007 defense of Britney Spears and reflection on the nature of “mean jokes.” Ferguson is really one of the funniest, smartest and flirtiest talk show hosts. He has his schtick and apparently all the leading ladies enjoy him.
Kids tell jokes on the David Letterman Show. “Is Mom tired all the time?” Here’s Dave with a 4 year old toothpaste “expert.” Here’s a hilarious Letterman sketch where he visits a letter writer to be weird.
PILE ON TIME? I’m no fan of Ted Cruz (in fact I disagree with him about on just about everything), but it’s crazy and humorous that people from all sides are getting on Cruz’s case about flying to Mexico during the subfreezing power outage. Don’t we have more important things to worry about?
I’ll go into detail later, but I am totally obsessed with the TV show Community which is on Netflix. More lately.
NETFLIX RECOMMENDATION: I’m not usually a fan of Judd Apatow’s movies or TV shows, but I’ve been loving the Netflix show called “LOVE” starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust. Both as a dramedy and a look into the underclass in Los Angeles. (Gilian Jacobs was a hilarious cast member in Community, but in this role she plays a toxic/addictive and sad personality).Apparently it was not renewed for a 4th season, but the first 2 seasons seem interesting, light-hearted and occasionally profound.
HILARIOUS SKETCH ABOUT AUTHORS (5 minutes): Here’s a brilliant sketch written and performed by Merrill Markoe — former head writer for the David Letterman Show (also an author herself). Here’s another live performance of a dog sketch which is one of my favorites.