Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What I'm Smoking


Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," with Alice for puns and hilarity for all!

Oh, for the love of fruit fies. Will this woman never be serious? She even takes an iconic quote by Abraham Lincoln and rips into it. What is she smoking?

One of my commenters actually asked me that. What am I smoking?

I don't smoke. The stuff I would choose to smoke if I could is illegal, and I don't want to have to pee in a cup and pay a fat fine just to get happy.

But happiness is important to me. I use this web site as my happiness generator. Is it working for you? Do you laugh when you come here? I do, most of the time. Laughter is a tonic approved by the bored gods.

The world is in an uproar. The danger zone is everywhere. There are three choices you have to deal with it. You can:

1. Become depressed

2. Become angry

3. Laugh, because what the hell else can you do?

I'm not a flippant person. I don't sit around watching the news and laughing at poor little kids buried in earthquake rubble. I also don't laugh when the casualty lists come in from Iraq, when people get downsized out of their jobs, when the world starts to heat up and dry out like a raisin.

But when I come here to "The Gods Are Bored," I want to put all that stuff aside for a moment, just in order to re-draw the sanity line in the sand. Dwelling on difficulties you can't control will drive you insane. Whereas doting on faeries you can't control will deprive you of pain.

And with that I say, laugh as much as you can, as often as you can, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

5 comments:

sageweb said...

This blog is one of my biggest laughs of the day!..And I dont smoke anything to enhance laughter.

THE Michael said...

Thanks to YOUR blog, I am able to gather the strength to do the serious work MY blog begs me to do, which is to ask people to think, as well as visit.

Thank you.

yellowdog granny said...

i love your blog and don't want you to change anything..it's happy here..
my place is like trying to dance a waltz to raggae music..little disjointed, but it's fun for me..

Maeve said...

If I want d00m & gl00m, I can find a bazillion websites that dole out the daily dreck.

I can even find dry online treatises about all things pagan.

But the wry, witty, ironic, amusing, fun, irreverent places that let loose the toe-hold on reality? Those are few & far between.

I love your writing. When I'm 80 years old, I'd rather have laugh lines, than look like a sour old crone.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

It's true, The Gods Are Bored is the place to go for a smile!

Personally, I get angry and start laughing my socks off, usually in that order. I'm almost never depressed.Maybe I'm missing something.

Love,
Terri in Joburg