Don’t make fun of David Paterson, He’s BLIND!!!

Don’t you know he’s made of powdered sugar and if you make fun of his b-l-i-n-d-n-e-s-s he will simply melt.

You are to find nothing about him funny, not even this photo from his childhood.
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He’s blind, and therefore should only be the object of public pride and secret pity.

No, wait. Scratch all of that.
I take the George Carlin school of thought on the subject, which is: ANYTHING can be made funny if you come at it right.

SNL’s bread and butter is cheap shots. It was funny when Chevy Chase fell down a lot. It was funny when Dana Carvey asked “Can I finish?” twelve times in a row. It was funny when Tiny Fey didn’t change a single word of Palin-speak, and it may or may not be funny now.

I haven’t seen the skit in question, so I can’t speak to the quality of it’s comedy, but I object to the idea that the entire SUBJECT is off limits.

Maybe I’m not blind enough, but after fifteen years I think my vote should count. Sadly, I doubt anyone will listen to me any more than they listen to David Paterson himself.

Governor Not Rattled By Blind-Man Humor (via NY Times’ International Herald Tribune)

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by John S. on March 2, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    That’s a great picture. Sorry to hear you’re losing your sight brother.

    I’ve recently started a blog, I see yours is a little green to. I’m interested in adding links to other humorist blogs. You?

    Reply

    • Wow. I stopped halfway through my first editing session to take a walk, and when I got home I realized that not only did I accidentally leave the site “live”, but I already have a comment!

      Yeah, this site is still very green. I only first thought of it about eight hours ago.

      Reply

  2. […] by Neurotic Nomad in Blind Anger, Blind Learning. Leave a Comment Ok, I already poked the bear by mentioning Paterson before, but holy crap, I just found this out: David Paterson can’t read. At all. Not in print, not […]

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