Hey chicken wings, how are you feeling?
I have some thoughts today.
Normally, I have no thoughts and just lay underneath my desk and drool. Today is a little different.
There’s some hubbub surrounding a satirical op-ed article written by Larry David, referencing the Boston Marathon bombings. A lot of people are getting angry over it, saying it just wasn’t funny and “too soon.”
I would compose a big, eloquent essay on my support of it, but that’s not my style. It’s why I got a 2 on the AP English exam 300 years ago.
I’m not saying it was the best move, but I still like the article itself. Would it have done better maybe a year or two from now? I think it would. I understand where the hurt and outrage is coming from, but as someone who grew up as a fat little kid, staring at the TV for hours on end watching stand-up and sitcoms, I think that Larry David was just show how absurd the situation is. I don’t think it was an attempt to make little of the situation.
I related to it and thought it was pretty funny. Comedy is subjective, and that can make it seem insensitive to some people.
There won’t be a right answer, either way. Read it!
What do you think? Can you remove yourself from the emotions caused by the bombings and see the article alone, or is it something you cannot separate (or should it even be)?
It’s different for everyone.
Those are my thoughts of the day. Underneath the desk I go.
Until next time, fart nuggets!