Friday Thoughts: Your Executive Dominatrix

executive dominatrix

Note: NOT The Redhead, though I do fancy the outfit…

The day someone told me I should watch Eddie Izzard (as I’d “get” him – I believe that was the wording), I took the information and filed it away in “Under Advisement.” Given that someone always has something we should watch/see/read/do/hump/anoint, our daily dance cards are pretty full. Thanks for the add – hugs. Mean it.

Then a roommate gave me “Dressed to Kill” – one of Eddie’s standup shows – for Christmas. Jesus, it was like everyone I knew conspired to have me sit down and watch this dude. One bored night back in 2002, I popped the damn disc into the DVD player.

And proceeded to laugh my ass off. Cried. Tears. My abs hurt.

He describes himself as an Executive Transvestite. Smart humor and witty tangents delivered by a man in women’s getup.

I turn to humor quite a bit for my requisite dose of “smart.” George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Bill Mahr, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Lewis Black – love them or hate them, you can’t argue with the logic behind their humor. Hey – different channels work for different folk. My poison? Humor. And the smarter, the better.

The past week or so, I’ve received a fair share of unsolicited feedback on why my readers keep coming back – from my readers themselves. They come back because of the smart side of the smack-downs. So, sitting here on my sofa-desk, suckling caffeine as life’s only fuel following a time-well-spent late night filed with smart humor, I think that I’d fancy myself a bit of an Executive Dominatrix – all credit to Eddie Izzard, of course.

I get to whip people into shape. Smartly. Direct, yet with laughter. Hell, if we can’t laugh at ourselves…well, I guess we could laugh at other people. God knows, the human animal is stranger than fiction. And people consistently ask for another. “Yes ma’am!” You ask, I’ll keep up with the whipping, you naughty little monkeys. But laughing at ourselves and using our foibles, blunders and epic fuckups to help others who might be making (or have previously made) the same mistake – smart. It’s the comedic equivalent of reduce/reuse/recycle.

Here are a few shares this week on my smart humor list – I hope you enjoy their content as much as I do:

SEO Bullshit

Justin Kownacki

The Oatmeal

27b/6

Cherry Woodburn

If you have any “smart humor” to add, leave a comment. I’m always looking to expand my reach. Now on your knees and ask for another 🙂



21 comments
The Redhead
The Redhead

Careful, Andy...you might end up with a guest blog spot on Redhead Writing :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

Ah, Leon...How I *do* love seeing you 'round these parts :)

Leon Noone
Leon Noone

G'Day Erika,Never heard of Eddie before. But "cake or death" is an expression I'll find lots of opportunities to use. The possibilities are endless. "Cake or bondage?" comes immediately to mind. Is it a choice or a sentence?Groucho Marx said that "outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."And Graham Greene said "heresy is another word for freedom of thought."I think that "cake or bitch-slap?' could turn out to be a most attractive heresy. See you inside the next dog.Make sure you have fun.Regards Leon

Andy
Andy

haha . try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxRNhhPC9Ag&NR=1For anyone who likes Lily Allen - I'd apologise for them taking liberties, but .. well, come on, you have nuffink to defend.and, for any Aussie friends,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiEycVMKoJo&feat...(he's right, who actually hss ever heard of the word "girt"? and, c'mon Jimmy Barnes)Last one for now, and apologies if anyone offended (so Redboss, strike it down!)A big mining company hires several cannibals. “You are all part of our team now,” says the HR manager during the welcoming briefing. “You get all the usual benefits and you can go to the cafeteria for something to eat, but please don’t eat any of the other employees.”The cannibals promise they will not.Four weeks later their boss assembles them and says: “You’re all working very hard, and I’m satisfied with you. However, one of our admin girls has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened to her?”The cannibals all shake their heads .After the boss leaves, the leader of the cannibals says to the others: “Which one of you idiots ate the admin chick?”A hand rises hesitantly. The leader of the cannibals is furious. “You fool! For four weeks we’ve been eating managers and no-one noticed anything, but noooooo, you had to go and eat someone who actually works!”

The Redhead
The Redhead

You deserve it, lady. You make me LAUGH! :)

Cherry Woodburn
Cherry Woodburn

1st - I love Eddie. It might have been 2002 when one of my sons made me sit down and watch him. Same response as you, laughed until my sides hurt. Tears of laughter rolling down my face. It was great and still is.2nd - also agree that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.3rd - Heard an interview today between Daniel Schorr and Terry Gross on NPR, which had been taped on the 20th anniversary of Watergate. He tells a story about reading Nixon's enemy list for the 1st time when he was live on CBS and how he choked when he got to #17 and saw the name Daniel Schorr. So OK, it's not the same thing - I know that - you're not Nixon (thank god) and your list isn't a hate list, it's a smart humor list and I'm not Daniel Schorr but I still choked when I read my name, so there must be some parallel there somewhere.Thanks Reds.

Andy
Andy

Clever, and humour? Make people do this kind of thing before a job: One Song to the Tune of Another ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X5igpUi7I8&feat...A bit cruel to do it at interviews though (but funny)ok, so you have sent me you-tubing looking for clever comedy, that's not a bad way to end a Friday.

The Redhead
The Redhead

I <3 Hyperbole and a Half, too! Damn! I can't believe I forgot her!

amy oscar
amy oscar

Love Eddie - love you! Powerful combination. Glad you finally sat down to watch.

The Redhead
The Redhead

How did I know you'd like the pretty buttons?

ShellyKramer
ShellyKramer

Look at all the pretty buttons! I love them! And this. :)))))Now I'm gonna be stalking Eddie, too.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Awww, but shit, Claire - hot dogs ARE awesome (Eddie is moreso...can I move in?).

Claire
Claire

My kids have been listening/watching Eddie since their early teens. They brought him to my attention. Smart kids. He is a hero of sorts in our family. He's awesome, and not like "this hot dog is awesome." The real awesome.

The Redhead
The Redhead

He's brill. LOVE him. He also has better lipstick than I do...

Kira
Kira

"do you have a flag? :-P" love the expression!