Despite the protests of one of my co-hosts at Major Spoilers, I believe that I, as a person, can be funny.  Not everybody shares that belief (about themselves, not about me, I’m aware that my brand of humor can be an acquired taste), and it’s one of the few things in the world that I just can’t wrap my head around.  Sure, we can’t all be George Carlin or Bill Hicks (or even, lord he’p us, Dane Cook), but the idea of just not being able to inject levity into whatever proceedings you’re a part of seems weird to me.  And yet, many of my friends and colleagues, when confronted with the question “Are you funny?” will say no, leading to today’s hilarious query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has been told by my child that I’m “sometimes” funny, but I actively try too hard, which seems pretty astute for a teenager’s assessment, asking: Are YOU funny?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


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