I WILL MISS YOU…

TL A TRIBUTE

I LOST A FRIEND
I want to add my small voice to the millions who are in shock and mourning the loss of Robin Williams. He brought laughter and joy to so many, including me.

He didn’t know me, but I felt as though I knew him. After all, I never missed an episode of “Mork & Mindy”.

It seemed as though Mork from Ork was the kind of alien you could just walk up to and hug like a great big teddy bear!

His career was fantastic and he surprised me when he began playing more dramatic roles. I was blown away by “What Dreams May Come”.

You know, the “expert” bloggers tell us that a blog post that is less than 300 words is not much of a post. I beg to disagree with that assessment. Sometimes a subject needs to be talked about less and felt more. This is one of those times.

I’ve enjoyed watching the many tributes on facebook. There will be more posted as time passes. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

I will miss my friend. I know you will too. ❤

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

MAKE ME LAUGH
August 13th 1997 was South Park’s TV début on Comedy Central.   I’m less than impressed with South Park.

Foul language does not shock me. If you use it to my face, I won’t look at you with my mouth gaping open and my hand covering it – you will, however, get my UGLY look. Trust me, if I give it to you, you will know you are getting it!

People who choose to use foul language strike me as unimaginative, uncreative, uneducated, undignified and possess very little command over the English language. A truly funny person does not have to lean on that weary crutch to get laughs. The test of comedy is to leave out the offensive word. If the word is left out, is the joke still just as funny (or maybe even funnier)? Then why stoop to that level?  Comedians refer to this brash type of comedy as EDGY. I think it just STINKS.

There are a handful of comedians who have not caved under the pressure of those who choose to take EDGY AVENUE. Of course my mind goes back to the day of Minnie Pearl and Archie Campbell. Yes, I really liked Hee Haw, I admit it. But that was the kind of comedy that required some real talent. My favorite bit was when Archie told the story of Rindercella, but I like all the bedtime stories for adults.

A real comedian is one who knows their strengths and weaknesses. They capitalize on both because they rely on intellect. There is still an audience for the people who choose to take the high road and be funny without using foul language. It’s just not needed!

I’m thankful for comedians like Archie Campbell who used pure talent to make people laugh.

The words you say are either a gift to the recipient or they equal stinky, breath-stealing mildew. Words are important; they matter. I get that they have a “Constitutional right” to say what they want, but I wish comedians would just make me laugh without making me want to hurl. :-/