June 12, 2007

Seeing Stars, Fuzzy Ducklings, Unfunny Bananas

I'm writing my first piece for the Indianapolis Star. It's going to knock your socks off. Well, not really. You're not going to read it, and it will likely be pretty dull. But I've convinced another reputable publication to pay me to write, so I'm thrilled.

Paramedics save ducklings from storm drain. My darling nephew the EMT and firefighter, who recently breezed through Chicago on an intense family bonding mission, told me that right before he left home to visit me, he and his colleagues had done the exact same thing. In a world full of pointless strife and senseless suffering, grown men will coordinate efforts to pull some tiny, helpless, and by some measures, insignificant little fuzzlings from a storm drain and reunite them with their squawking and panicky Mommy. Pardon me while I snuffle just a little bit. Damn it.

A quote from a friend, who was disappointed in my less-than-enthusiastic response to her interpretation of a Family Guy joke: "It's funny, right? It's funny?" (Puzzled pause.) "Oh, I forgot, this part is important - you have to picture me doing all of this in a banana suit." And, because we can all use a laugh, the joke in question:

8 comments:

k.barrick said...

Best.
Song.
Ever.

Don't care about the family guy part but...

Best.
Song.
Ever.

Bella Rossa said...

Follow the "related" links at the bottom at the end and watch the one with the guy in the banana suit at the Devil Rays game.

Timothy Carter said...

That is funny! I don't know why - it's just a dog in a banana suit singing about peanut butter - but it just is.

But not nearly as funny as your stand-up routine. I just watched your clip and thought it was great! I have loads of admiration for people who can do stand-up. Very brave.

Bella Rossa said...

Thanks, Timothy! The banana thing is sort of inexplicably funny.

I've actually been very lazy/distracted and haven't done stand-up for awhile. As soon as my schedule calms down a bit I'm going to get back to it.

Andi said...

Loooove it. Can't get enough Family Guy, and Brian in a banana suit is just classic.

Bella Rossa said...

Agreed!

Chancelucky said...

Bella,
that's great news about the Star. I'll read the article if it shows up online, just let me/us know.

Bella Rossa said...

Thanks, CL, I will let you know. I think this will be the first of many, so you will have lots of opportunities to be bored by my journalism.