Old News but Here’s a Thought


The brain has been acting up a bit these recent weeks and it probably has to do with the gloomy weather. It is that time of year where being able to focus on anything more than a two paragraph snippet is rough. Although I do not have ADD there are times when I begin to question it since my brain whirls with thoughts and more than half do not even come close to being similar.

With that I am going to give you my two cents on Ricky Gervais and his hosting gig at the Golden Globes. I think he did a wonderful job and me thinks some in Hollywood tend to be a bit sensitive. He is British and for us “Yanks” that right there should be a clue that his humor is going to be different.

I have a love for all things British and their humor is the kind of humor that is dry, cutting and takes a bit of brain power. It is not overt. Those silly Brits can be, at times, formal and serious but if you stay with it long enough you will find that it really is funny.

Did Gervais take it too far? Nope. Those West Coasters who take their art so seriously cannot take a joke. But who’s to say that they didn’t find it funny? It seems the media has taken on Gervais and taken him to task for his punches to the establishment. And isn’t that the point of a comedian? Pointing out the ridiculousness and making fun of it?

He wasn’t crass, well, the Hefner joke was crass but overall it was plainly stating what middle America is probably thinking. Charlie Sheen isn’t surprised that someone is taking the piss out of him for his drinking and hanging out with porn stars. And I do believe that the box office numbers pointed out (as well as those who reviewed the film) that The Tourist wasn’t good.

But the reality is there are other comedians out there making fun of people daily, getting paid for it and as long as the stars of Hollywood aren’t the butt of the jokes, they are fine. And if we are going to make fun of politicians, sports stars and the like, I think the Hollywood community is fair game.

But then again I tend to have a liberal view of things and I also understand and enjoy British humor.

Now back to this whole brain going every which a way. . . I finally started exercising again on Saturday. Part of my whole walking workout allows me to plug in the IPod and drown out my brain. It is something that helped me out a few years ago when I was dealing with my depression. This go around it is more out giving my brain thirty minutes of rest. And also the chance to try and rid my body of a few calories.

Sadly this little weight loss journey is going to be a tough road because I love food way too much. Chandler also has no issues with me stuffing my face but has told me the nightly runs for ice cream have to stop since it is doing neither of us any good.

And now for the best thing that happened this weekend: my beloved Steelers are heading to the Super Bowl! God Bless my neighbors the night of the game because it is going to be loud around here.

 

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