02 June 2008

speaking of the dark side

I think I have a great appreciation for dark humor - black comedy, gallows humor - whatever you wish to call it. I don't know why. I also enjoy other types of humor (slapstick, wordplay, etc) but I don't think I got this proclivity for the dark humorous arts from my parents...perhaps it's cultivated? (Unlike my goofball side - which most definitely comes from my Father.)

For example: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation movie. My most favorite part in the entire film? The bit that cracks me up without fail? When the cat gets electrocuted chewing on the Christmas lights! Oh! That just slays me, every time. It will never get old to me. I'm sure this must put me on PETA's shitlist. And also makes me out as a bad San Franciscan to boot. But I'm allergic to everything with fur, hair or feathers anyway. So there!

4 comments:

Bag Blog said...

I love cats, but that would make me laugh too. A young boy from our church told my daughter and I about how his the cat set the pasture on fire when it tried to walk the electrical powerline. I guess you probably would have to have been there, but Jesse and I still laugh about that.

Mezzo SF said...

oh ... that is funny...!

la francaise au coeur said...

i just got back online to say i can say that the dark side is in me too. all my roommates have read this book "The Shack" and gush about how great it is spiritually and yet I'm riveted by the crime in the book. Horrible but I think this is the part of me drawn to CSI. I want to know if the freaking abductor was caught rather than how this brought the father closer to God... mrr.

Mezzo SF said...

...never heard of "the shack", but maybe I'll check it out ...

nice to "see" you, btw!!