Lord help me, you guys. I don’t know whether it’s the man bun, or them big pretty, eyes or the Emmy/Grammy/Pulitzer/Tony/MacArthur he done won, but I do have some occasional impure thoughts about the Lin-Manuel Miranda. Like, it’s bad.
Lawd. It’s wrong.
It’s just bad.
Anyhow, I sat down to some Drunk History tonight because I love Drunk History. And while I don’t particularly enjoy drunk people, unless I am also one of them, which I never, ever am because I’m 35 and a mom and single, I do enjoy drunk people who want to tell stories and can be kept on track long enough to do that.
It seems like no matter what episode I sit down to, Alexander Hamilton is somehow at least tangentially related to one of the stories at hand.
And then there’s the entire Hamilton episode, which just makes me smile because it’s Miranda, drunk, talking about that silly bastard Hamilton. And it’s delightful.
And that’s basically pretty much all I wanted to tell you. But I have a gimmick, and it is titles with “and” and so I need an “and” and so I’ve chosen Mista GG.
So, if you aren’t aware of To Catch a Predator, then you need to get that fixed. Because that show was hilarious. And Chris Hansen is basically the newsroom Patronus. He’s a part of our Christmas tree. He’s a part of our joke repertoire. He’s a part of our damn lives.
And this guy, Mista GG, takes the episodes and makes them better.
I know it seems counterintuitive that someone with my history would find TCAP funny, but time does funny things.
I’ve always said that when it comes to writing, I don’t touch a subject I’m not ready to sit down and laugh about, because I’m at my best when I’m writing humor. Even when it’s really dark, dark humor. But I’m confused as to why I can laugh about Hansen and not about my stupid life.
I’m working on it.
That’s all I really have to share with you today.
If you have any thoughts on writing about personal trauma and adversity, share it. Because I need to be able to write about my marriage. And I can’t in any non-abstract way. And abstract writing doesn’t sell manuscripts. So.
That’s a problem.