I already knew that I was a comedic genius (and I'm sure that my self-confidence in this area is obvious to those of you who are regular readers or "friends"), but my sense of humor was just too advanced for the sketch comedy show on the college TV station at my alma mater. I submitted two incredibly hilarious sketches that were a bit of a potpourri of inspiration from Jack Handey and Kids in the Hall (mostly Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson, and Kevin McDonald), but I never got the slightest bit of feedback or phone messages desperate for me to come to staff meetings to get more of my good stuff.
I was crushed for about thirty seconds until I realized that the show really sucked and they probably didn't want my skits to show the rest of the bits up. Maybe they just didn't have the actors able to portray the emotional and comedic depth necessary to pull of my complexly brilliant comedy.
Despite my continued self-confidence, I quit my comedy career before it was begun. I knew that I'd never be able to dumb down my comedy to make in the bottom of the ranks and I knew that I'd have to start at the bottom to make it to the top to allow myself to shine. After all, I knew I was going places. I was going to be a copy editor for a small-town daily newspaper and English teacher one day. I didn't have the time to waste on this comedy crap. Nobody ever makes any cash in that gig, anyway.
But still, that brilliance of mine lingered under the surface as I stared at computer screens and apathetic teens. The latest proof that I'm still a freaking comedic genius (thanks to Justins for posting this on his blog):
That's right. That's Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live even though she's no longer a regular cast member. If you're wondering what the heck that has to do with my genius, I only called it twelve days ago.
If my ideas keep getting stolen and used by major media sources I'm going to have to hire a lawyer. This is only the third or fourth idea that ended up getting used elsewhere in the past two months. Damn, I'm good.