Posted on October 21, 2003 @ 3:49 pm
My friend Josh and I were chatting on AIM this morning and found ourselves (however improbably) discussing the rather odd fact that I’ve interacted with comedian Rodney Dangerfield on multiple occasions in the eight years or so that I’ve been online–first when he endorsed my website and later when we interviewed him for Verbosity. That’s where this chat transcript picks up:
Josh: [Rodney Dangerfield] likes to keep in touch with the common man.
Jess: All great artists do. He’s probably sitting in a cafe in Paris right now, observing the human condition and prepping material for his next Indian casino tour.
Josh: There’s a comedy routine in there somewhere.
Jess: In Rodney Dangerfield or in observations about Rodney Dangerfield?
Josh: A routine about Rodney Dangerfield in a Paris cafe, observing people and writing new material.
Josh: Discarding all the truly witty, deep, philosophical insights and keeping only the tired one-liners.
Jess: Je n’obtiens aucun respect.
Josh: I like it.
Maybe he’s right; this could be the biggest thing since Kathy Griffin’s “Jerry Seinfeld is the Devil” routine. I’m taking this show on the road, baby!
current music: Barenaked Ladies, “Aluminum”
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