austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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You might get a laugh when you hear me shout

Last week in Stephen Pastis's Pearls Before Swine, a comic strip appreciated by no one so much as it is by Stephen Pastis himself, Rat proudly announces his new comic strip. He declares he's done his research and noted comic strips can't mock race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or mental or physical illness; and therefore he based his strip on mocking fat, dumb, bald guys who bought those singing mounted fish.

So here's some rambling about writing humor that, when I started, seemed as if it would reach a conclusion. In fact, it does not.Collapse )

Trivia: The first four stations of the Mutual Broadcasting System were WGH, Chicago; WLW, Cincinnati; WXYZ, Detroit; and WOR, New York. Source: A Pictorial History of Radio, Irving Settel.

Currently Reading: The Kaiser's Merchant Ships in World War I, William Lowell Putnam.

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  • Never tell a soul

    There. I did a thing about them taking my job away from me. On my mathematics blog I asked Do You Know a Friend Who Needs a Mathematician? I…

  • You won't say nothing to no one

    I got nothing. Here, look at Cedar Point 150th Celebration Parade pictures. The two Gemini floats. I don't know why Gemini particularly except…

  • Not a word of it

    They fired me. It's nothing personal, they tell me. Just the ongoing reevaluation of what the company's needs are and how they're using the…