Thursday, November 10, 2005

Humor

Attempts at humor these days all seem so contrived and cliched. People are trying too hard. I was watching some show on PBS with a guy named Mike. Steve Martin was getting the Mark Twain award, and people were trying desperately to work up some laughs. The celebrities laughed. The jokes weren't that funny. It was mildly depressing.

Then again, I've always had a strange sense of humor. The funniest things to me are stupid things that people don't see.

After the show, I popped in Bananas, a Woody Allen movie. Very entertaining, but only a few true laughs. Again, it sometimes seems that he's trying a little hard, but better than most.