Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful for Funny: Or, a Remarkably Un-funny Post about Funniness.

Today I'm giving thanks for funny: funny people, funny blogs, funny movies, and funny songs. I love more than anything to laugh, to genuinely laugh, it's what keeps the weeping woohoos at bay and makes life worth living, as much as loving does. Every once in awhile, or maybe all the time, one runs into a person without a sense of humor, a person who looks at you like you're nutty when you laugh maniacally at something you thought was obviously dear departed grandma Eva was one of these souls, although one of the kindest people on earth. Ironically, she was married to Grandpa Max, who had one of the wittiest most brilliant senses of humor I've ever experienced! Pretty much everyone I've met in the blog world has an awesome sense of humor, though, and even if their blog posts are often serious, you can see the spark of wit in their comments. Here are some of my favoritest funny people online, the ones who most often make me laugh right out loud:

Megan, CSI Seattle, Inner Voices, MJ, and a secret favorite, Old Knudsen (who doesn't even know who I am or how often I read him and cackle wildly to myself), and Beast. These folks consistently have the Funny Kevorka.

My sissy is perhaps one of the funniest people alive today. Sometimes when I'm with her I laugh so hard I cry and fall off the couch. And my brother-in-law and Sarge too. And Hedgehog. Ditto my oldest friend AKPW, who often comes out with a sally that will reverberate for days and even weeks. She's let loose with some classics that need no context and will remain genius into eternity. And she's been providing me with these moments of pure joy since we were babies.

I also love low-brow comedy, Sascha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) and and the South Park guys (although just between us, I think a lot of their soapbox rattlings are pretty profound and iconoclastic...). And Woody Allen's "Love and Death."

Also I admit to loving Weird Al Yankovich and The Hanukah Song, which is and will always be a classic of Jewish humor. Also my personal god, Andy Samberg of The Mirror, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Ras Trent.

And now I'll leave you with a gift, for anyone who needs a laugh and hasn't yet experienced the brilliant beacon of hilarity that is...The Onion.

Okay, I may be back later if I remember more funny things and people for you. Right now I have to go to the gym. If you're funny and I forgot to mention you, yell in the comment section.


Joel Klebanoff said...

I'm funny. I never used to think so, but I must be because everybody keeps laughing at me. All the time. Even when I'm just standing there. Minding my own business. It's damn depressing. Please stop.

Leah said...

You know what, I am, in answer to your question, wondering what's rattling around inside Joel Klebanoff's head!

And you are funny! But I'll laugh behind my hand so you won't get more depressed.

Megan said...

Oh heck. My scheduled post for today is not at all funny. Too bad! Not changing it!


Leah said...

But the toast and soup was funny!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god - someone actually thinks I'm funny?

I'm not always certain that I haven't married my own grandma Eva... Wait, he's actually funny. I just don't think he knows that *I* can be funny...



P.S. - I have grandpa Max's ashtray gimme on my desk right now.

P.P.S. - Add yourself to the list. Your whole family is hysterically, brain-ticklingly and belly warmingly funny. But in the good, sort of serious way? If that makes sense.

Kookaburra said...

Hi Leah,
Laughter is what makes the world go 'round.

Skeeter said...

Hi Leah!

Those are some great blogs. Hey, I'll see you soon over at the Onion!


Cece said...

This was a nice post. Thanks for mentioning me and the Onion, unfortunately, I haven't been very funny lately. I am hoping to get things turned around, and get back on line more often. They tell me time heals all wounds. Who ever THEY are, I hope you are right.

CSI Seattle said...

Well thank you Leah. Strange how my blog started out as a serious venture, but quickly grew itself a pair of clown shoes.

MJ said...