Karsten always says I’m at my funniest when times are bad. Or, put another way, when I’m really cracking him up, he knows I’m really feeling down.

I knew I wasn’t the only one:

A Hurricane Katrina evacuee walks up to a woman in a bar and says, “Want to go back to my place?”

“I’d love to,” the woman replies.

“So would I,” the man says.

In New Orleans, struggling to get back on its feet more than a year after Hurricane Katrina, stand-up comedy and satire are surging in popularity, as survivors of the storm turn to humor, the darker the better, to cope with their plight.

Hey, we all need something to get us through. I’m glad some of these folks have found what helps them. I’m sure they’d find it even more relieving, though, if they could actually get back to normal.

This holiday season, when you think about gifts and homecomings and all the rest of it, maybe you can send a little something to the Red Cross so they can help Hurricane Katrina survivors get back on their feet.

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It’s so bad, it’s funny

5 thoughts on “It’s so bad, it’s funny

  • November 22, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • November 23, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    I do like Rasputina, but I don’t see Nashville on that list. Huh. I’ll keep an ear to the ground, just in case. Thanks!

  • November 23, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    omg, old age is catching up to me. I guess Ashville is not really near Nashville 🙂 I am gonna ask for a refund from my speed reading class.

    Happy thanksgiving! Enjoy the tofurkey.



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