Monday, December 5, 2011

I haven't laughed enough lately

Today I woke up feeling like I haven't laughed enough. I need more laughter in my life. Too many books that break my heart and too many moments wallowing.
So naturally, I turned to Tina Fey.
Tina Fey is on my black list because she left 30 Rock to have a baby. I miss 30 rock.
But, she's also one of my favorite human beings ever. I want to be friends with Tina Fey too. Less than I want to be friends with Toni Morrison, but I still think she's a worthwhile person.
When I needed to laugh, I went straight to the best part of Bossypants, "A Love Letter to Amy Poehler", which was pure genius, but in a different way than Morrison's genius. Let's agree not to compare them anymore.
Anyway, this makes me terribly happy.

“Amy Poehler was new to SNL and we were all crowded into the seventeenth-floor writers’ room, waiting for the Wednesday read-through to start. There were always a lot of noisy ‘comedy bits’ going on in that room. Amy was in the middle of some such nonsense with Seth Meyers across the table, and she did something vulgar as a joke. I can’t remember what it was exactly, except that it was dirty and loud and “unladylike.”
Jimmy Fallon, who was arguably the star of the show at the time, turned to her and in a faux-squeamish voice said, “Stop that! It’s not cute! I don’t like it!” Amy dropped what she was doing, went black in the eyes for a second, and wheeled around on him. “I don’t fucking care if you like it.” Jimmy was visibly startled. Amy went right back to enjoying her ridiculous bit.
With that exchange, a cosmic shift took place. Amy made it clear that she wasn't there to be cute. She wasn't there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys' scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not fucking care if you liked it."

What a woman.

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