January 31, 2008

Doris Lessing Does Not Have Time For These Nobel Prize Shenanigans

The first stand-up joke I ever did (nine months ago, thank you very much!) was about how old ladies can get away with such delightfully cranky behavior. Check out Doris Lessing reacting to news that she'd won the Nobel Prize for Literature.



"Oh, Christ, I couldn't care less. It's been going on now for thirty years," she said.

Doris Lessing does not have time for your shenanigans! And her friend needs to put that artichoke into a salad bowl somewhere.

10 comments:

Nellie Ann said...

ahahahahaha!!

That's awesome!

Someday we will be old and delightfully cranky. And I can't wait...

k.barrick said...

Has it been 9 months? Wow. And you SO kick my ass when it comes to progress.

I like how old ladies (or the few old guys still around) can also wear absolutely anything as well. Art students, celebutards and old people... they all can wear absolutely ANYTHING.

Bella Rossa said...

Yes, I want to start going all Sally Kirkland when I'm about 65, dress like a total whackjob, and keep a little angry dog in my mismatched purse, which I'll swing around in a wide circle to help me move more efficiently through crowds.

Nellie Ann said...

awesome. can I be your slightly confused friend holding a whole artichoke? I'll have matted hair and spandex pants....

k.barrick said...

So you'll be dressing like Sally Kirkland when YOU are 65, your boobs are 17 and your lips 3 days old.

Bella Rossa said...

Rawk on!

Grant Miller said...

I saw that when it happened. Funny stuff. I've noticed old, old guys can flirt or be downright raunchy with women half their age and nobody minds or it's considered spry.

Doesn't work for me.

Bella Rossa said...

I'm with you on that one, Grant. Funny and sprightly? Even funny and cranky? Okay. Pervy? No thanks.

Dale said...

I now think Doris Lessing's a rock star. It looks like the artichoke is being worn around his neck there.

Bella Rossa said...

Having won the Nobel Prize and every other prize in Europe, Ms. Lessing has turned her attention to a long-delayed dream: designing vegetable-themed jewelry for men.

A girl's got to keep challenging herself.