It wouldn’t be much of a legal defense. And I hope it doesn’t end up on my tombstone.

But it’s pretty much the reason for everything I’ve ever done.

Because I thought it was funny.

It’s the reason I recently wrote a story about a robot’s butt and the reason I keep Soul Finger on the iPod. It’s why the cats I’ve had to live with were named Yank, Smack and Pop. It’s the reason I’m making my kid review old movies and the reason I still make tire screeching noises while pushing a shopping cart around a store. Because I think it’s funny. It’s gotten me this far and I don’t really see myself growing up anytime soon. But it’s not just about me being too old to change who I am. I think it’s a good thing. Especially now. The world seems to be perpetually pissed off and looking for any reason to get angry or offended. There seems to be more and more people that have made their pastime pissing on people’s parades or knocking the wind out of someone’s sails. The better part of the population seems to think it’s their job to make sure no one is enjoying anything.

We can’t let them win.

So, I’m going to keep on doing things because I think they’re funny and I think everyone else should, too.

The world needs more funny things. We’ve got enough hall monitors already.


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