Turns out the people who produced the campus comedy show may not have been such schmucks after all. I still find them to be fairly funny (not sure I dig the cheesy bumpers anymore, but no one is perfect). Actually the first one is freaking hilarious to me. It's classic high brow physical comedy.
I'm actually considering running a few of my old college-era writings with commentary over the next few days because self-mockery is fun!
The Stupid Series
The following three skits would be best used in same episode at different points in the show. Also would use same actor.
[Man walks across the screen whistling. About half-way across the screen he falls down. Close-up of his face and he appears to be holding back tears. Cuts to black screen with white text. “Pointless.”]
[Guy sits on a stool in an empty room. There is no sound in the room and the guy stays motionless and has no expression. A moment of silence passes before he says anything.]
[Cut to black screen with white text. “Darn is just a funny word.”]
[Guy stands on stage in front of small coffee house audience. Dressed in black clothes and beret. A banner in the background says “Really deep poetry night.”]
Guy: Fungi ecstatic smothering on the edges of love.
Fat hate asphyxiating in the lust of the swamp.
Caves of melancholy cowardice,
Sinkholes of depressed success.
I’d fart with greed but I’ve lost all joy.
Obese, suicidal, I urinate, hit my sorrow,
But a month of ecstasy bashes all.
I throw. I pass. I bathe.
The greasy boll weevils of genius beat my dreams.
All is lard-filled.
[crowd golf claps and cheers of “genius,” bravo” and “encore” are heard. Guy bows. Cut to black screen and white text “Stupid.”]