In Mary's Musings, Writer On The Run

In the fall, I won a pair of tickets for any show I wanted to go and see at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, ON. Of course, being the good friend that I am, I decided to share the tickets with the friend who had encouraged me to attend the Chamber of Commerce event. We sat down, trying to decide on the show we would see, finally coming up with the SNL (Saturday Night Live) show in February.

woman_danceAsk me now if I was disappointed…go ahead…YES, I was.

First, I would like to clear up the fact that I am not a prude. I have cursed the odd time, I enjoy intimate moments with my man, I even enjoy a well written sex scene in a book, (I have even written some in the books I write) and an artistically filmed sex scene in a movie. So now that I have that confirmed and out of the way, why is it that I did not enjoy the SNL show?

I found that the two comedians were obsessed with sex and foul language. A well placed “word” to give impact is acceptable, but an entourage of the same word spewing forth from a mouth becomes mundane, and in my opinion, a real turnoff.  I feel the same when I listen to some spoken word artists who feel they must use numerous profane words in their poetry to get their points across! I began to wonder if the two comedians truly understand what a real relationship between a couple is?-and how portraying everyday events in a couples’ dynamics can be hilarious if crafted in an artistic manner.

Please don’t take me wrong; there were the odd funny quips that came out of their mouths, and I did have a few chuckles, but on the way home I began to wonder where some of the old greats have gone: Red Skeleton, Jack Benny, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope…

When I arrived home, it was 11:00. I turned the tube on, and there was “Everyone Loves Raymond.” I sat down and had a good laugh. Poor Raymond is always trying to “get lucky,” and he doesn’t have to curse in order to relate his message to Debra! Just saying…


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