“It was there, on the night of October 11th, 1975 that I turned on the TV and watched the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live. “Fuck”, I thought, “they did it”. The new comedy had been brought to the airwaves in New York by people I didn’t know. And they were incredibly good at it, too. The show was a heavy blow to my inner belief that I alone was leading the cavalry, and carrying the new comedy flag.”
– Steve Martin, Born Standing Up
(Note: I don’t consider myself as carrying the flag for a new kind of comedy.)
“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
– C. S. Lewis
Notice a theme? Last night I bought a t-shirt for the girlfriend unit. On the front of the shirt is the following haiku:
Hello Space Robot
That’s the pretend band I’m in
I play the whistle
Below that there’s a picture of a robot. On the back is the blog name.
All this in an attempt to get more people reading the blog, and from there the hope that things will magically snowball. Occasionally I get bummed out, thinking how unlikely it is that I will reach my goal. Thankfully, I enjoy writing when I do write, and any and all compliments that are passed on to me are greatly appreciated. My day is lifted instantly when I come home from work and see that someone has said something nice.
(Note 2: I’m not baiting the hook here. I’m doing more along the line of saying thank you thank you to any folks who comment or say something nice.)
Anyhow – have a good weekend everybody!!