When I get home from school, I’m usually rolling in just about in time to tune into the repeats of “Two and Half Men” on one of the local TV stations. This is something I absolutely live for these days. I will forego using the bathroom on the way home just to make it home in time to watch these shows (they have back to back episodes) for the comedic relief. I think I am completely addicted to “Two and Half Men”. Even if I have seen the shows before, I will watch them again, and laugh AGAIN. The benefits of short term memory loss during menopause I guess.
Chuck Lorre is some kind of strange and evil comedy genius. I think I knew it from watching the show, but I am really sure of it from reading his vanity cards at the end of the show. I have a DVR, so I can pause the frame and read them in detail. I need to have a blog #111 like his vanity card #111 that says “I don’t have anything to say today, so I’m repeating this blog”. But that assumes that I have the same writing talent that he does, which I don’t. Sometimes I laugh as hard at the vanity cards as I do at the show. If you haven’t seen them, please check them out. They are a riot. He says things in these cards that I have been thinking, but haven’t said. Like why poetry and song is so non-linear and difficult to understand. He commented on Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”:
When Bob Dylan sang, quite assertively, that “the answer was blowin’ in the wind,”
I knew it was not. The only thing blowin’ in the wind was wind, dirt,
leaves and miscellaneous crap light enough to become temporarily
airborne. Not that I could share this with anyone. It was not for me to
question the voice of my generation. But privately I always thought it
would have been a better song if he simply told us what the ‘answer’
was. (“How many roads must a man walk down, before they could call him a man?” Nine. Six if he jogs.)
Exactly. How much more simple could it be? This is why I don’t know the words to so many songs of my youth. They just don’t make any sense. But they have nice rhythms and guitar solos.