Rorshach tests are supposed to tell us all kinds of things about our psychological condition. I find what we think is funny does a much better job.
I thought about this recently as I was reading Lauren Bacall’s first autobiography. (We’ve been watching the B&B movies, I’ve had the book on the shelf for a while, what are you gonna do?) Bogart had died, they’d just had the funeral, Bacall had told everyone to make contributions to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. A large group of friends came back to her house after the funeral, and the telegrams are pouring in.
Today’s lol from the Babylon Bee: “Deranged Protester Confronts Republican Senators: ‘Boo! Boo! Rubbish, Filth, Slime, Muck! Boo!’”.
If you do not immediately get that reference, you are probably not the Babylon Bee’s target market.
Also, you’re dead to me.
This seems like something the Empire should have thought of sooner.
Or has Gaylen Erso struck again?
I am not the target audience for Gilmore Girls.
Gilmore Girls was on the WB, was ostensibly about a mother/daughter (Lorelei/Rory) who were best friends, and had a lot of talking. A lot of talking. Enough talking to make Aaron Sorkin look terse. Scripts for the show were famously 50% longer than any other show on TV because there was SO. MUCH. TALKING.
All of that means the target audience was a third to half my age and a different gender.
And yet, were I to have to choose between my heretofore favorite comedy (the first five years of Cheers) and GG for the infamous desert island, I would be hard-pressed to pick.
This week’s laugh-out-loud moment, courtesy of the Babylon Bee.
I’ll just note a few differences and/or comments.
- Around 121CC, we call the NASB the Ross Sawyers Memorial Bible.
- The ESV is known around here as the Eager Seminarian Version for obvious reasons, but Elect Standard Version works, too.
- We call The Message the Dude Bible because, years ago, a guy in our Sunday School class said that if you said “Dude!” after every passage, it seemed to fit. He always did, and it always did.