I don't usually watch professional football. I do, however, often watch the Super Bowl every year. It's a spectacle, for sure. Yesterday's game was a real nail biter, and I love them that way. Edge of your seat action for 4 hours! The half time show with Lady Gaga was an over-the-top extravaganca, just the way they are supposed to be. No wardrobe malfunctions, and she had several wardrobe changes. I love that she opened with America the Beautiful and Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land. She also included her transgender anthem, "Born this Way." It's a great dance number, and I doubt most non-Gaga fans didn't even knew what she was on about. But it was glorious.
Comedy this past week has been glorious as well. Saturday Night Live had several skits that are noteworthy, most especially Melissa McCarthy as Press Secretary Sean Spicer. If you missed it, you may find it on YouTube.
One of my favorite comedians, because he is fabulously gay and sings broadway musicals, is Randy Rainbow. Here is his latest:
Humor is a great weapon against oppressors. First of all, the dudes in charge positively hate to be ridiculed. Secondly, humor provides a much needed relief valve for those of us who are drowning in the daily horror that is the new administration.
Humor comes in all forms, and these times are providing bigly fodder for comedians. And cartoonists. And musicians.
If you need to find a foothold in all of this swirling muck, ground yourself with some comedy. Start taping Saturday Night Live, for they are on a roll. Some of their best comedy in a long time. Sign up to receive videos from Randy Rainbow. Laugh until tears leak from the corners of your eyes. We need to comic relief in order to RESIST over the long haul.
Lastly, here's a tweet I hope to see Drumpf send out sooner rather than later, because it sounds just like him:
FOUR LEGS GOOD. TWO LEGS BAD. (George Orwell's Animal Farm). Now, wouldn't that be hilarious?
Here's hoping you have a great week!