Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - "Junk"

Lee Evans is one of my favourite British comedians. This didn’t happen rightaway, but once you get past his nervous mannerisms and self-conscious laughter, he really does bring to the fore a lot of everyday niggles and annoyances – the kind that happen to you, and (let’s face it) the kind that YOU are to other people – and makes you laugh out loud. He is amazingly skinny and agile and his physical comedy is unsurpassed because his timing is impeccable.

What’s he got to do with junk, you ask? Well, you know the sort of crap that gets crammed in your postbox every day – junk leaflets and advertisements and free credit card approvals and the like? Lee Evans, in a moment of inspired genius, demonstrated his way of getting back at the junk mailers - by substituting the contents of their envelopes with some crap of his own. The way he depicted this had me laughing out loud – and really, isn’t it tat for tat? (Send me your sh*t, will you? Here’s some of MINE in return! See if you like what you get any more than I like what I get.)

I haven’t yet followed through on that example, to be fair... but I’m tempted to do so every single day.

1 comment:

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

I would also like to, but it's tough to beat them at their own game.