Cirque Du Sol-Blog

Because we went to the circus today.

And it was really fun.

In fact, this whole weekend has been fun. Plenty of family time and exciting adventures. I give this weekend an A+. Scratch that. A++.

Here's a fun fact for you. Snooki apparently is not an original moniker from Jersey Shore. It originally debuted in the classic and original film: Aloha Scooby Doo, early 2000's. I noticed today while Stella was having some rest time. I was like "what?" Aye-oh!

The bad thing about a super fun weekend though? I am now exhausted! And not at all ready to go into a super busy week where I am actually working, all day, every day, even through the weekend. Boo.

Oh well. I am just looking forward to the day where I can stop taking jobs, just because they pay something. That is a someday dream. But let's be real, that someday will probably never happen! At least I'll be happy, no matter what. :)

Ok, so to the real point.

Last night, after a very long day, Zach and I decided to put our feet up with some margaritas, left over ribs, chips and salsa and a movie. Sounds amazing, doesn't it? It totally was. We had two movies to choose from, The Hurt Locker or Transformers 2. I'm a sucker for a good action flick, and I've heard great things about The Hurt Locker and of course, I'm a child of the 80's and 90's so Transformers is like nerd-heaven for me.

After we got our taxes back this year, Zach bought a new TV. It's absolutely ridiculous. It's huge and the picture is insane and all of that. Vizio 55 inch, LED, flat screen or something like that. It takes up like half of our living room wall.

But those things(TV's, Gaming Systems, Technology Stuff) are important to Zach; he works hard and he does his research, like really in depth research, he saves up, he does more research, he thinks over the decision for months ahead of time, he does more research, he goes to every store imaginable making sure he is getting the best deal, he usually sells something to help justify his pending purchase, he takes me with him so that I can give him the ok(He will not buy anything until he gets the "ok" plus the proverbial push from me), he goes home that night and thinks about it some more, and finally, finally he buys it.

And he deserves it.

Ok, this TV, was that scenario times 10!

But, now we only watch Blue Ray Movies(Zach's preference, not mine. Let's get real, I can't notice a difference. Ok, I can. But it doesn't matter to me, either way.). So both of those movies are Blue Ray and we're deciding between the two.

Meanwhile, I had flipped the station to When Harry Met Sally. I had never seen the movie before, but always wanted to. Zach hadn't either, and while we were weighing the pros and cons of each, we got sucked into Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. Plus, thanks to good, old, fashioned DVR, we could rewind it to the beginning.

That movie is hilarious. Super funny and super smart. I loved it. As far as love stories go, that's my perfect movie scenario. I mean, I completely get why I was never allowed to watch it growing up. I mean, let's face it I probably wouldn't have understood 75% of it anyways.

And now that I can understand it, all in all, Great Movie!

And then Zach and I got to talking. That era, like 80's, early 90's, what happened to those comedians? I mean, I know what happened to them, they got older, they had families and stopped acting, they became irrelevant. I understand that. I mean, it happens to the best of them. But now that they're out of the picture, comedy is.... lacking. To say the least.

Let's look at the comedic greats(Well, in my opinion anyways.) Chevy Chase(My absolute favorite.), Billy Crystal, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Robin Williams(Yes, even him), Danny Glover(Think Lethal Weapon), Martin Short(Again, think Pure Luck and Three Amigos). I mean those guys are geniuses! A direct dial to my funny bone(To steal from Zombieland).

And what are we left with today?

A different kind of comedy. A sub par, less than adequate, gross, naked women every where type of no point to it movie with turrets.

Seriously, what is this generation going to be remembered for?

Will Ferrell? Um no thank you, nobody wants to see you naked and working out how many curse words you can say in 30 seconds is not comedy. But you should try out for the Guiness Book of World Records, if they don't have a slot for you already, they should.

Seth Rogan? Uh. No. You're not only crass, but a pervert as well. And it's not your looks that bother me, it's your goofy giggle.

Jason Segal? You're just awkward.

Jimmy Falon? Turns out you're just not even funny.

Conan O'brien? Well, they kicked you off of the air.

Bradley Cooper? Ok, you're funny, but only because you're really good at acting like a douchebag.

Jonah Hill? Umm..... No. Just no.

Sacha Baren Cohen? I can't do it. I mean, some can. I, personally, can't. I have too many emotions. I'm not racist and I'm not a sick-weirdo.

Jon Stewart? Fine you're funny. But I'm a Republican, so we just can't be friends.

Dave Chappelle? Yes, he would have won. But he's a quiter. :)

I mean, there are funny people out there. I love Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, Larry David(Although, I consider him both new and old school). But it's a different kind of comedy then back-in-the-day Tom Hanks and Jerry Seinfeld. I prefer to burst in to laughter because something is truly funny rather than giggle with my mouth wide open because of how awkward the situation on TV is making me feel.

Where is the witty, smart, sarcastic humor I can relate to?

I do have favorites: Joel McHale, Daniel Tosh(Although I admit it, he's way out there), Paul Rudd, Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement and Russell Brand. Those guys still have that sarcastic swagger that I love. They can deliver a line without surrounding it in curse words and making it about male genitalia.

But still.

No matter how much I love Super Troopers, Knocked up, The Hangover and Wedding Crashers, I still realize there was a better era of comedy.

Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it's personal preference, maybe it's a sign of the times for all I know, but really give me When Harry Met Sally any day, because all in all it was perfection.

Even on regular, standard definition, grainy television. It beat two great action-flicks and that, my friends says a whole lot in this house!

That was really my point. Sorry it took me so long to get there!


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