Comedy, a short story by Richard A. Ridley. Date added: 2010-10-03. Times viewed: 4970.
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- Intro: Dedicated to Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, Jerry Sadowitz and Frankie Boyle. In terms of T.V. comedy it's lucky there's a Family Guy, and Peep Show is quite edgy quite often. I also like Charlie Brooker's no-nonsense approach, he's like a non-financial Max Keiser. Life without Family Guy would be worse than that time I went to watch T.V. with my Amish neighbours and it was just a crate. I'm telling you, a crate. With a picture of the Bible pasted onto it. Still, I've seen worse.
Comedy by Richard A, Ridley
O woe is me I’m comedy,
Forced to be tender,
I’m weakened and slender,
Once fat and jolly,
Now a mere shadow,
Weightless in the zeitgeist wind.
A vanilla orchard,
With bland satirical flowers,
And Nice Ties,
And Iced teas,
And delicate, sensitive comments.
I can’t survive like this.
As I perceive a crashing din,
Someone’s slipped on a banana skin,
Dare not to show merriment,
It might be an old gent,
A minority citizen,
A religious denizen,
A protest re: venison.
It turns out to be,
A young, white, middle-class male,
And although the joke is stale,
It’s safe to laugh.
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