Very funny

Tomorrow I will be instating a new feature on The Sleeper Hit. If you are a person who is not particularly interested in weight loss, you will likely not care about it: the Friday Weigh-In. Creative name, right? Since I am currently weighing myself as often as once a day, I am cutting myself off. Once a week it is, for better or worse. Not counting the six times I’ve weighed myself this week. As I said before, I won’t be posting The Number, but I’ll share with you my progress. Or regress.

And now for something completely different: Earlier today I found this story via Monsterbeard and it’s fascinating. It’s a Chicago Tribune article about how women who are funny are extremely intimidating to men. As a result, female comedians (or at least those interviewed) often end up dating other comedians. It’s a good thing I’m not funny. Anyway, it really takes a close look at sexism not only within the industry, but also in everyday life. There is a stigma that women are looking for someone to entertain them, and men are in search of an audience to be amused by them. Hence, men are funny, women are not funny. Right? I disagree. Amy Poehler is my heroine.

Poehler actually spoke recently at a celebration for Glamour magazine’s women of the year awards, and said, “Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh.”

This topic ironically reminds me of this bad joke:

Q. How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A. That’s not funny.