I’ve Got My Nose Buried In Iton May 15, 2012 at 6:00 am
Song of the Day: Menticide – “Komm zu Mir”
On a recent trip to Portland I had the opportunity to visit Powell’s bookstore. It’s such a huge and wonderful place, packed with books that you’d only be able to find on eBay or amazon [but without the shipping charge!] I don’t know if I was in a Voodoo Donuts sugar coma or I was just tired, but I only managed to pick up a couple books. One of which is The Comedy Bible by Judy Carter.
I’m on about page 120. It is an easy read, geared more for a person that is interested in being a Stand Up Comedian. What I find extremely helpful is the detail the author gives to joke construction. I feel myself getting funnier as I read it [or it's just gas] but there is one downside. Now that I am re-reading my old Writhe and Shine Strips, I find them completely unfunny and full of amateur mistakes. I’ll just have to chalk all of those clunkers to the learning process and hope that I can do better in the future.