Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lightening up

Several of my conservative colleagues are/would be upset with things like this, and I probably would have been in my, uh, younger days...but now I just see it for what it is — a joke. And some pretty funny ones at that.

I find that people often take themselves, and life in general, entirely too seriously. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely times to take things seriously — but some schmuck telling jokes on a blog isn't one of them.

To those who are offended at things like this, the D@ily Show, or even the Colber+ Repor+ (which, by the way, is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows) I say: How much political power do these people really have?

Let's say for the sake of argument that the D@ily Show gets two million viewers a night (It doesn't, but again, for the sake of argument...) Even if all the viewers of the D@ily Show voted Democrat (which, counting myself, I know they do not...though I suppose 1,999,999 of them might...) Ge0rge VV. Bvsh was still elected by three million votes.

I simply no longer feel threatened by such things. Besides, getting upset about them lends them credibility. Just laugh at them like they're intended and move on. Above all, lighten up. Conservatives already get a bum rap for being uptight prudes with no detectable sense of humor, and it'd be nice if we could shake it. I like to think that I have a detectable sense of humor. I do still remain, however, an uptight prude.


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