Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Well I've been less than regular on this blog. But, with school kicking into high-gear again I'm just trying to get adjusted. And, to be honest I don't even know if I really do have any regular readers for this little diatribe spot I do anyway. Clearly not all of my wanderings have been satirical, or even good writing. But, I hope in general I have kept those who read this entertained.

On that line of thought I wanted to write a little about what entertains people. Tastes in humor. For instance, here in Utah a lot of people are attracted to the cookies and gum drops kind of positivistic mush humor that you might find on 'Blue's Clues' or 'Sesame Street'. And, when I'm really tired, or with the right company I might even manage to wrangle up a muffled chuckle or giggle, but for the most part I just don't get it. I just would rather leave PBS and puppets for the kids. My humor, as you may have gathered, tends to be observational, practical and has plenty of sarcastic undertones. Some may think I'm bitter or cynical, but my view is that if you can't laugh at yourself and the silly stuff that happens all around you from minute to minute, you're just not gonna last that long. I'm an optimist, but I don't think we need to put tutus on cats or talk like we're five year olds to get by. What is needed, is a vision. A vision of today, tomorrow and what could be. Always looking out beyond the next hill, bend or banana peel. And, if there's still some banana left in it, then all the better.


SarahLee said...

glad you blogged again :) (i happen to be one of those regular readers you mentioned.)

Anonymous said...

I actually know many people in Utah who are not "attracted to the cookies and gum drops kind of positivistic mush humor that you might find on 'Blues Clues' or 'Sesame Street'. Generalizations are always a bit tricky and rather naive. There are some Utahns who tend towards provencial thinking. When 'This is the Place' why worry about going anywhere else? Believe me, there are plenty of sarcastic Utahns. I'm always amazed by the fact that wherever you go, you find all types of people. Also, wherever you go, you are always you. Your experiences with others are shaped by the way you perceive them.