Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Deep Thoughts

OK, so....don't laugh TOO hard at me on this one.

I used to LOVE 'Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey'. You know? From Saturday Night Live? I actually gave a speech in my Speech class on them. I thought they were HILARIOUS!

Well, I just came across them again...and I'm wondering what was wrong with me.

"Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words"mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind." {sadly, I remember laughing at this one specifically. It's not funny. Are you laughing?}

"As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way."
{maybe it's because I'm older now, but there are days that it REALLY does seem like life is just a bunch of honking and yelling. So, now this one can't be funny either!}

"I wish I had a dollar for every time I spent a dollar, because then, Yahoo!, I'd have all my money back." {This is not funny either. I'm reading it and I'm thinking, "that would be so great! I'd be seriously rich." oh man!}

Sigh. Jack Handey is neither deep nor funny. He's just plain dumb. I'm sorry if I have offended anyone. Please forgive me. Sadly, my Senior year of high school, My friend and I were quoted as saying, "We're at the end, but which end?" We thought we were SOOO funny being all 'deep' like dear Jack. Sigh. I think this is why it's best to just not look back. Some things are better left in High School.

Deep Ashlee


Bridget said...

I loved Deep thoughts too. I used to buy all the Deep Thoughts cards to give as birthday cards. I would stand and read them in the BYU bookstore and laugh out loud.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Oh, no. Deep Thoughts are not dumb. Deep thoughts are brilliant. My favorite is: "If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid looking in a mirror, because I bet that will really throw you into a panic."


Jane the Sane said...

It takes a wise person to know what to leave behind :)

Alicia said...

I remember being so amused by them as well, I can hardly sit through Saturday Night live anymore, but it was funny back in the day.

Bonnie B. said...

Deep thoughts were great! I too am fond of the one about having a dollar for every dollar spent...I would love that!!!

Sister Sassy said...

oh Ash, I do think part of the appeal was the voice reading the quotes. The delivery made it funny...and maybe because we were already in a good mood watching SNL. I miss those days...
Party on Wayne!
Party on Garth!

Anonymous said...

left behind?! those are and are the best! still make me laugh to this day!

thanks for bringing me back.

Marty said...

The first deep thought I read never makes me laugh, but I get more in the mood the more I read. After a few I am just laughing out loud. I'm old enough to know better, but they crack me up!

i'm kelly said...

i still love deep thoughts! they are the greatest. snl really should bring them back. they are always good for a laugh. thanks for putting a smile on my face!