What potato chip bag?

Posted on November 10, 2009


The finest thing an artist can do is to make me laugh out loud. It’s interesting how often the laughter is very close to tears.

Going Postal coverThis morning I learned, long after the rest of the world had cottoned onto it, that one of my favorite Truly Funny Writers, Terry Pratchett, has early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. This is grim news, and I have resolved to fight it with the best weapons at my disposal. For starters, I am going to spread a little funny around. My idea of funny anyway, which may not be yours. What’s funny depends on whose ox is slipping on the banana peel.

Two truly funny books:

  • Terry Pratchett, Going Postal
  • Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

Two truly funny movies:

  • Kenny, 2008
  • Best in Show, 2000

Two truly funny songs:

  • Louan Lechler, Singin’ in the Nude
  • Tom T. Hall, Sneaky Snake

Two truly funny cartoonists:

  • Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
  • Richard Guindon, utterly unclassifiable

I dearly wish I could show you pictures of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, but I was far too busy laughing to document the events.  Still, you can probably imagine for yourself the Cowboy, with a small potato chip bag plastered over his entire face, trying to look innocent.  “What potato chip bag?”

Your turn.