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Published March 16, 2009
I used to be professional journalist. Oxymoron, or just moronic?

Nowadays I'm writing like a man repossessed (or at least a man trying to avoid repossession) for Allvoices.com, a citizen media site based in San Francisco. Some of my shite is funny (so I'm told), some of it is quasi-serious, some of it is about whatever the reader interprets it to be about. Rorschach, yo - you know what I'm sayin? I ain't playin.

Some of my favorite comedians, comic events and assorted funny stuff (in no particular order) are: The Three Stooges, "Animal House," "What About Bob?", Richard Pryor, mid-period Uriah Heep, "Anchorman," "The Andy Griffith Show," Alvie Moore as Hank Kimball, Don Knotts as Barney Fife, Dave Chappelle, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes, Gabe Kaplan, Dick Vitale, "Legally Blonde," "Walk Hard," Don Rickles, Jonathan Winters, Frank Zappa, "Hogan's Heroes," Jon Stewart, early Woody Allen films and books, Dean Martin, Ed McMahon's laugh, Gilda Radner, Howard Morris as Ernest T. Bass, Jerry Lewis (no, I am not French), Elmer's Glue, James Thurber, Donna Douglas as Ellie Mae Clampett,  Leon Spinks' reign as heavyweight champion of the world, "A League of Their Own," Adrienne Barbeau, the night Buster Douglas KO'd Mike Tyson, Charles Barkley when he used to talk (with his mouth) about entering politics, that time George W. Bush tried to leave a press conference in China but couldn't because the door was locked, Elayne Boosler, Captain Kangaroo, Larry the Cable Guy, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "The Jerk," David Letterman, the wry metaphysical writings of Sir Arthur Eddington, BG's Deli and Comedy Club in Carbondale, IL, in the late 1980s,  and the late, lamented Weekly World News.

So here I am at Funny or Die. My friend just bought a bad-ass video camera, and we're working up some skit ideas that I hope to upload this spring. In the meantime, please visit http://www.punditty.com and click click click away on the links there. Be not afraid; that is how I get paid.

For starters, you can check out Punditty's Top 10 TV Characters in Secondary or Lesser Roles at:
http://www.punditty.com/tvcharacters.html

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?
Priest: "No."
Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard
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