|Some people just don't like to lose...
"It's not easy being married to a blogger," I told my beloved. (Jeez, it was like the one day he decides to check out my blog...) But I also told him that I joked from Day One that I'm only here for material, but seriously, what the hell good is being married to an absent-minded genius with ADD and young children when I'm supposed to be in the prime of my freedom years and not being able to write about it? Hell, I wrote a whole book about my last ex-husband and he had no problem with that at all!
"Well, you should have asked me first," he said.
"You're right, my darling. Now, can I put the picture back up?"
"And can I post the picture of Louis C.K. on the cover of my Entertainment magazine that you defiled?"
He sighed. "Sure... I can't help it. I get jealous."
|That devil Louis C.K.
I love that Mike gets jealous, especially of Louis C.K. Like I'm ever going to meet him, right? Much less he'd be so smitten by my charm that he'd insist I leave my husband and run off with him so we can do comedy shows on the road together and develop brilliant creative projects. Like a screenplay about a short-tempered, middle-aged female comic enjoying her freedom years in Las Vegas who marries a middle-aged computer genius with ADD and young children and then decides to chuck it all when the most edgy and successful comic of his day sweeps her off her feet. Like that's ever gonna happen, right?
Oh, man, I do love Louis C.K.; I have ever since I saw his first Comedy Central special years ago. First of all, I have a thing for redheads, which started back in 1966 when I saw Billy Mumy in the first Lost in Space episode broadcasted in color.
Anyway, I could go on and on about Louis C.K. I love that in November he sold a comedy special to his fans on his website for $5.00--with no studio backing or promoter. He made more than $1 million; of that, he gave $250,000 in bonuses to people who work for him and donated $280,000 to charity. Nice.
Now he's selling tickets to his fall tour exclusively on his website. Every ticket for every city is $45, including taxes and fees. No Ticketmaster rip-off here. I think only a performer who's already established a following would be able to do that, but still--this is a guy who appreciates his fans. That's another thing--he truly seems that if you knew him, you'd think he was the greatest guy on earth.
Granted, Louis C.K.'s brand of humor is not for everybody. I think he's brave and amazing; Mike doesn't see it at all. Which is probably why he rolls his eyes when I gush about him.
But have no fear, dear Michael. Even Louis C.K. couldn't tear me from you, you delicious hunk of man.
And as for the Scrabble game, I ended up salvaging it from the trash and we stayed up playing last night until 2 a.m. (He won all three games--thank God.) And after that... well, Mike's right. Some things aren't meant for the blog.
How about you? If you're a blogger, have you ever written something that pissed someone off? What's your take on Louis C.K.? Are you watching the new season? What do you think?