Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Readers here who have talked to me "live" recently may remember me discussing this idea. I'm considering the hiring of writers--à la The Daily Show--to come up with funny things for me to say. They would follow me around, observe what I'm seeing, and help me develop amusing commentary that I can use to impress friends, colleagues, acquaintances and strangers.

There are still a lot of kinks that would need to be worked out. If they're actually following me around, it may be obvious that I'm being coached, especially if they are whispering in my ear every minute or so. My solution is to get some kind of video camera and earpiece, so the can be removed from the immediate scene. A Bluetooth headset would do in a pinch.

A more serious complication is the financing. I can't afford to hire even one, let alone a team, of comedy writers. Maybe I can get some interns?

Speaking of writers, allow me to refer you to my brother's blog of improbable musings, with the understated title of Here are some ideas. Be careful what you do with them.



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