Sunday, February 04, 2007

Some Humor for Super Bowl Sunday



It's EARLY Sunday morning (right around midnight) and the house is finally quiet (well, except for the occasional sniffle-sniffle and hack-hack from Gary, who is doing his best impression of Sick Husband!). Thought I'd pop on to send you a link to the man who I think is seriously the funniest man in America--Dave Barry. I can read his columns and literally be laughing out loud so bad that I am crying and blowing things out of my nose (ask Gary about it, because I read a column to him the other day and could not finish sentences for laughing so hard).

Being a comedian is one thing, or even being a comedic actor. But to be a funny writer is a real accomplishment I think, because the only thing connecting the writer and the reader is the word. To be able to communicate humor simply through words--and not with expressions or physical humor or acting--is a pretty cool thing to do.

Dave is in Miami, the home of tomorrow's (well, today's) Super Bowl, so he's been writing columns for almost two weeks now about the Super Bowl and what it means for it be in South Florida. The following, called "Confuse the Midwesterners: Be on your best behavior," was one of my favorites.

It starts out like this:

"I
t's here, South Florida -- Super Bowl Roman Numeral 41, the biggest sporting event in the world, unless you include other parts of the world. Tens of thousands of visitors are coming to South Florida for the big game, and we hope they all enjoy -- to quote our new tourism slogan -- ``Hospitality, But Without The Hospital.''

But to make that dream a reality, we, the citizens of South Florida, must be on our best behavior.

Q. What do you mean, ``on our best behavior?''

A. I mean that, no matter how festive we are feeling, we should not shoot our guns into the air.

Q. What if Fidel dies?

A. That is different."

Read the rest HERE or go to www.DaveBarry.com to enjoy all of his archived columns. He is one funny guy!!

And, by the way, I'll be cheering for the Colts!

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Okay, that WAS FUNNY! We've been SNOWED IN, (LITERALLY) all weekend...no superbowl parties for us......

Jane said...

Hi Cheryl, thanks for you kind words, much appreciated. Hope your team wins!

Gin said...

I've never really read any Dave Barry, although I've seen his books and stuff. But that was cute! I may have t ogo back and read some more of his stuff.

............Aimeslee said...

Pace yourself today, Cheryl. ROFL, you are the football-iest chica I know! ;-)

P.S. - Finally! made the banana bread....yummyyumyum!!!! Thanks again for that recipe!

Greta said...

COLTS ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!! I AM DRESSED AND READY!!!!

angel said...

i get the same thing from garfield and get fuzzy! is that lame...!?!?!?!

Dianne said...

Enjoying your blog! It's supposed to get down to -34 where I live. Isn't that ridiculous? Insane.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday. Myself, I'm going gambling since I'm not a fan of either team this year.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Cheryl,
You are just about the coolest! You Rock!

Happy SuperBowl Sunday!
**hugs**

Anonymous said...

Go Colts! Go Bears! I really don't have a favorite, but i hope it's a good game.

Ang said...

So hwat are you guys doing for the Super Bowl? Having a big party? You'll have to tell us all about it.

Lara said...

Totally love Dave Barry...thanks for the link!!!

Go Colts! :)

Linda said...

He is a very funny man. I like Dave Barry too.

Jen said...

Cute :)

Susie Q said...

I have long loved Dave Barry..funny, funny man.
Rootin' for the Colts here too....

Hope your family feels better soon...I think it is too cold here for germs to live! : )
It is 0 now with a -6 wind chill.

Have a great week now...okay?

Love,
Sue

Crazy Working Mom said...

Dave Barry is a funny guy! :)
So what didja think of the game?

Memphis Steve said...

So how 'bout them Colts, eh?

Phats said...

It's literally pandamonium here in Indy, people are taking off their clothes, dancing, jumping on cars, and of course drunk. How else can you explain getting naked when it's 2 degrees! IDIOTS!

gina said...

It started at midnight here and i saw the opening touchdown and it was all down hill after that...We did manage to uphold tradition and have buffalo wings but the time difference is a joy killer!

Dianne said...

I just noticed that you are a writer. Me too! I just posted about it on my blog.

She-Ra said...

I love Dave Barry! I don't ever get to read him anymore but maybe now I can, now that I know he has a website!

One of my boyfriends in high school had an ongoing competition with his dad. They would each try to read the entire column without smiling or laughing. No easy feat!