Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Funniest Person I know

It's weekend assignment time again and one of my suggestions was picked.  Greatness is thrust upon me, what can I say? So, who's the funniest person you know? A person from your real life, not a comedian or an actor.  Unless, as Scalzi points out, you actually KNOW a comedian or actor who's funny.

Currently some of the funniest people I know have journals on AOL or Blogger.  You can find them scattered all over my OTHER JOURNALS area.  Just discovering them would make it worth your while to click on some of the links.

But they aren't real in the sense that I actually spend time with them face to face.  So sorry, Remo, Anna, Root, Dr. Guy, Chris, Bosox, Mary et al, love ya, but from a distance.

I've known very funny people. Dated them. Worked with them. Roomed with them in college. Watched them go on to have careers writing for funny shows. Met them when they married my friends. Or grew up as the children of friends. But most of the big laughs these days come from one of my brothers, whose daughter, [see picture to prove the point] didn't fall too far from the tree.

Dave is a Jonathon Swift for the 21st century. Biting, ironic satire is his forte. But he can do slapstick. All the pee in your pants funny stuff gets pulled out of his bag. And, as you can see, it runs in the family.    


mosie1944 said...

I can't wait!  But it was an excellent idea for an assignment.

screaminremo303 said...

People often find I am funnier with distance. Like a mushroom cloud.

I'd actually visit some people in the journals, but my ankle bracelet keeps going off at Taos.

mombzbe said...

It's probably a good idea, distance.  Because if you saw me coming towards you, with my entire crew, you'd definately put some distance between us.  We're like a traveling circus.   :p

(P.S.  The bearded lady?  She's not with us.)

dr1hguy said...

It's an honor just to be nominated. And I want to thank Mrs. Linklater, my mother, and all the little people who ...

swibirun said...

Yeah, there is no way I can be adorable as him.....damnit.   Kids suck (ha ha)

But, if Alexis, I and the kids make it to Chi-town, you had better meet us for dinner or I'll tell everyone that you and Remo are one and the same person.



dafyddhevans said...

Oh my Lord.  This is from a woman who dated John Schwartzwelder.  The only rational conclusion I can draw from this overly generous and highly inaccurate and slanderous post is that Mrs Linklater is suffering from Alzheimers.  (Slander is a published disparaging remark.  As a lawyer, it is critical that I remain boring and humorless.  It’s a requirement of the Bar.)  From what I understand, examples of symptoms of early-onset Alzheimers include getting lost in one’s own home-town, forgetting the names of one’s children and believing a lawyer can be funny.  It’s quite tragic actually.  Of course, it could also be a sign of schizophreniform disorder, the best-named disorder in all of DSM-IV.  Ultimately, however, it doesn’t matter so long as I can secure control of AuntyGrandma Defensodynoplex Corporation before her children do.

mavarin said...

I was going to complain that you didn't provide examples, but then I saw the most recent comment (before this one, of course).  Heck, I used to sleep with a funny lawyer, 30 years ago, so I know they exist!

Thanks for the assignment!