If We Don’t Laugh…

“And now for something completely different…”

–     The title of a 1971 “movie” by the cast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus

“Look, I came here for an argument!” “No, you didn’t!”  (It’s a great skit, I dare you not to click that link…)

There are times we just need a no-strings-attached laugh-out-loud moment or two.

These are among those times.  I have an associate who sends the best memes ever.  I literally laugh out loud at most of them.  My favorite so far isn’t one of his, though.  It’s the one that says, “Of all the stupid sh** I’ve done, if I die because I touched my face, I’m going to be so pissed!”

It’s a favorite line of my circle of knucklehead buddies when someone is worried about flying with their spouse, or the old “too many executives in one car” concern comes up in conversation.  Invariably, one of us says, “Look, of all the stupid things we’ve done, do we really think that if God wants us today, He’s not going to get us?”

It’s a serious time, and it calls for serious consideration.

It doesn’t call for being morose or self-important.

Reader’s Digest had / still has a feature called “Laughter, The Best Medicine.”  Dad would often read them out loud to the family, and we would, as often as not, laugh out loud.

I might stream The Book Of Mormon because even though it’s horrible and politically incorrect and flies in the face of some things that are important to me — I literally laugh until my ribs hurt every time I see it.  (Yeah, I know, I’m not stable….surprise!)

Jump in here.  In the comments below, name the funniest show, comedian, moment, saying or ____________ you remember.  Let’s spread a little laughter.






  1. Clark Smith says

    I remember you reciting a Steve Martin skit when we were in high school. That made me laugh

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