Well, I gone and done it again. I’m going to retire so broke at this rate. I’ve been contributing to the GDP of If-you-love-it-so-much-why-don’t-you-marry-it.com.
MMDM is "ball-bouncingly" funny! There’s a curious-yellow Bergmanesque fascination with unicorns. Don’t ask me why. It really is a book of lists. They’re so hilarious that I wish they were longer. The titles of the lists are even funnier than the lists themselves as many are quite brief. I would love to see another edition of this book come out. The premise of the book so totally meshes with my moyen de philosophie. Or do I mean mien? (Dodgy French; please bear with.)
- Signs your unicorn is cheating on you: every time you say the word "magic", it sighs forlornly.
Funny? Yes. But it begs the question — who the EFF is the unicorn cheating on? Everyone knows unicorns wouldn’t cheat! Duh!
- What makes unicorns cry? Renegde wizards who refuse to join the alliance; seasonal allergies.
- 5 signs that your child may be using unicorns: newfound interest in prancing; confused and sleepy one minute, enchanted and magical the next.
The writers of these lists, including Dan Kennedy and Bob Shea, among others, do this comedy writing right. They take their topic completely seriously. Their lists are presented as serious lists. Therein is the magic of written humor. Not unlike on-stage humor. Play it straight, and trust the audience/reader to get the joke and respond accordingly. (Are you listening, Mike Myers?)