Friday, June 15, 2018

My Weekend Crush

These days it seems the world is split between those of us who are frantic because everything is on fire and those of us who are gleefully setting more things on fire. Now, there’s also a subset who is just ignoring the fire altogether and voting for Jill Stein instead. But, you know, fuck those people. For those of us who see and fear and despise the flames, it’s an unbelievably distressing time to be alive. And I feel that level of constant and unending distress and despair so many of us feel about the state of the world is expressed best by the comedy styles of Amy Poehler. Just when I thought I couldn’t love and admire her any more, she goes and gives these answers to the inane cutsie questions from The Hollywood Reporter when it named her one of its “40(ish) Most Powerful People in Comedy.”

My most memorable heckler… “Who cares? The whole world is on fire.”
Dream product endorsement… “A giant whale just died in Thailand after eating 80 plastic bags.”
Guilty pleasure… “Let's not forget over 4,600 people have died in Puerto Rico.”
I'm funny because… “I don't even know anymore.”
If I didn't work in comedy… “I would never leave my house.”
College comedy audiences are… “Kids that are afraid they will be shot in their own schools. What has happened to us?”
Sitcom you'd reboot?… “Mr. Rogers. I miss him. We need him.”
The funniest thing about the Trump administration is… “Are you kidding me?”
Fired up, ready to fight some fires. Happy weekend, all.


Helena said...

Always turn to Amy to get perspective. Thank you DS for this and have a good weekend.

Carmen SanDiego said...

Amy Poehler, national treasure.
Have a great weekend DS

Anonymous said...

Amy is extraordinary, and so are you DS. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.