Mondays with Mike: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.

March 14, 2016 • Posted in guest blog, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized by

I’m exhausted hearing about, reading about, and thinking about the election. But when you stop and think about it, that’s a good thing. I’m engaged. People are engaged. Voter turnout has been strong, although still, in my view, pathetic. (Vote goddammit! Put some skin in the game. Invest. Risk getting burned – or this year getting Berned. Argue with your friends. C’mon. Be a grownup!)

C'mon. What's funnier than Noam Chomsky in Las Vegas with Serbian Can-Can chorus?

C’mon. What’s funnier than Noam Chomsky in Las Vegas with a Serbian Can-Can chorus?

Back to prime time. It’s important (I remind myself) to maintain a sense of humor in these times. And so, the other morning in the shower—where great vocal performances and great thoughts occur—I thought I had a million-dollar idea. I toweled off, dressed, and hit my computer—but of course, the Internet’s collective brain had beaten me to it. By a mile. There were already “Make America Hate again” bumper stickers and other paraphernalia for sale. Oh well. Behind again.

But I was reminded: The answer to end-is-nigh pessimism? A good laugh. Inoculation against strident, self-righteous self-seriousness? Humor. Here are some of the bits that have kept me sane over the past couple weeks:

Got some?

Share ‘em. We’re gonna need ‘em.

P.S. Loosely related but worth it…

Noam Chomsky Announces Las Vegas Residency

Mel Theobald On March 14, 2016 at 11:56 pm

Listen for it…..HHHuuuuuuuuuhhhhh…mmmm…the silence you are now hearing is me holding my breath. Mike, I’ll be voting like a good little trooper tomorrow. And afterward I plan to click on every link you posted here to make sure I’m still alive…which means laughing, of course. Here’s one of my faves for you, “It’s too late to agree with me, I’ve changed my mind.”

Mel Theobald On March 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Mike, I kept my promise and watched, read and tried to laugh at all these links after voting…in response I wish I had voted for John Oliver as a write-in candidate…but, alas, he was not born on American soil even though he seems to get it more than most of us do. Another of my faves for you, “I’m already against the next war.” All my best to you and Beth, you are so inspiring and REAL.

Brigitte On March 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Yesterday at Wiener Circle on Clark, I had a Trump Special: a 3-inch footlong. Too bad I can’t share the picture. Brigitte

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