Comedian Erin Conroy: December 2010

Comedian Erin Conroy

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tis The Season?

Have you ever really listened to the lyrics of "Baby It's Cold Outside"? That has got to be the date rape-iest song EVER. She literally asks what he put it her drink at one point. Old time romance!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I'm The Worst

So I've had really bad shoulder pain for the past couple of days, since I pulled a muscle on my right side. I was complaining about it (loudly and often) at work today, when someone asked me how it happened. I told them that while I was sitting in the writing class I'm taking in the West Village to broaden my horizons, I twisted funny in my chair while leaning back to throw my Starbucks cup out.

It wasn't until I heard myself say it out loud that I realized how wretchedly white, middle-class and privileged an injury that is. I may as well have run into a bag of organic coffee beans at Trader Joe's and stubbed my big toe because I was busy trying to queue up the next episode of "This American Life" on my iPod.

I'm such a douche.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Leslie Nielsen

Oh man. There are no words to describe how sad I am that Leslie Nielsen has died. Growing up, "Airplane!" was the greatest movie I had ever seen in my entire life. (Now that I'm completely grown up at the age of 86, it remains in my top 5) I also loved "The Naked Gun" movies, and have suffered through a couple of the "Scary Movie" installments just to see his parts.

So when my sister called me on Sunday night to tell me he died, I was devastated. Ugh, he was just the funniest thing I had ever seen when I was a kid, and has remained an object of my adulation ever since.

He was just the best. These are the deleted scenes from the first "Naked Gun" movie. DELETED SCENES - this was the stuff not deemed funny enough:

RIP, Leslie. You were a giant among smaller, less funny men.