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A Rose is a Rose is a…Rose?

Everyone loves a good joke.

And the following joke doesn’t need much of an introduction or require a disclaimer concerning any foul language. Simply put:

You’re up, Norm Macdonald.

A nice, fun joke for a nice, fun weekend.

A Stand-Up’s Guide to Standing Out

Jim Gaffigan is advertised as the clean “everyman/dad” comic who specializes in food jokes (Hot Pockets, anyone?). So, would you be surprised to learn that this very same stand-up comedian possesses a skill for standing out in a crowd?

We all want to be different in some way. We all want to have attributes unique to ourselves. And one of the ways we can distinguish from others is through comedy, which requires a great sense of humor. This is where the aforementioned Jim Gaffigan comes back into play in this blog post.

As Mr. Gaffigan explains, the journey towards genuine individualism involves many detours through unknown, foreign places…

like China?

Next stop for the Gaffigan family:

Family Feud!

Or the game show Jim Gaffigan would prefer:

Family Food.

Thank you, I’m here all night Monday-Friday.

Damn, Daniel!

You know how people say something isn’t true unless it’s true?

For example, speculation has been that Daniel Craig would eventually return as the iconic 007 after a long break following theĀ  Spectre. That’s been what many people (including myself) have believed to be true for quite some time, in our minds.

Well…

Damn, Daniel!

Apologies, Mr. Craig/James Bond/007.

This is amazing news. While Sean Connery will always be known as the greatest James Bond in cinematic history, Daniel Craig has given the Scotsman a serious run for his money. Partly because Daniel Craig has brought unrivaled modernity, realism and grit to the character. But also in part because Daniel Craig’s James Bond is a more complicated and conflicted character with a relatable (as relatable as 007 can be) emotional range to how a normal person would react and think beyond the flashy gadgets and unforgettable catchphrases.

So, it’s officially one more film for Daniel Craig as James Bond. And that’s exactly what 007 fans have been saying since Mr. Craig’s brilliant first-go as the British spy in Casino Royale back in 2006. And we’ll keep on saying it…one more film…one more film…one more film, please.

Just don’t ask Daniel Craig that one question two days after wrapping Bond 25 (title TBD).

P.S. Remember when “Damn, Daniel!” was a Snapchat craze?

Only ONE SIDE Matters in Good vs. Pure Evil

The tragedy in Charlottesville, VA has been covered on the news by every angle, but only one side (NOT “many sides”) of this story matters:

The good men and women who stood up for equality and human rights for all people.

The people who bravely and proudly showed up in Virginia to protest against hate represented every American watching TV in shock as that tragedy unfolded. These counter-protestors stood up for what’s right against the absolutely vile, revolting, reprehensible and hellish views and flags of David Duke and his white supremacist followers. Those (insert your own choice phrases here) carrying Nazi flags and promoting white supremacy on American soil will burn in hell. These people are the scum of the earth and they are not only on the wrong side of history and humanity, but they are on the worst side.

At this point, many of us are left wondering how this happened in 2017? Why are these people filled with so much hate and pure evil? It’s physically painful to have to write about this event and subject matter. More so, it’s disturbing and utterly heartbreaking.

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon spoke about Charlottesville last night. Like Mr. Fallon, I prefer not to dive into political issues too often on my blog (despite my passion for politics). However, some cases warrant a response, like what transpired this past weekend.

Well said, Jimmy Fallon.

President Trump’s multiple responses in Charlottesville’s aftermath, and his lack of definitive, immediate and obvious condemnation during the tragedy, have been shocking and chilling. The president speaks passionately about building a wall along America’s southern border. So why couldn’t he passionately deliver an equally and unmistakingly impenetrable rhetorical wall against David Duke and white supremacists during the Charlottesville protest and tragedy, during and immediately after?

It’s difficult to find words right now to react to the president’s real reactions to Charlottesville.

But shameful, tragically unreal and disgraceful are a start.