Despite always having a smile on my lips and a laugh at my tongue, I found it hard to think of anything to write about for the latest meditation round for Oprah and Deepak. That is, until I picked up my son at work this evening and we joked and laughed until I almost did you know what in my pants. It hurt so much that I started crying, that’s how good it was and how great it felt to just let it all come out in front of one of his 22-year-old buddies and our 25-year-old female traveling companion.
Here was the latest question:
What are the surefire ways to get you laughing? Comedies, jokes, YouTube videos? Write down all the situations that encourage you to laugh, and then make a point of doing one of those every day to get you laughing.
The joke I shared was a “guy” thing having to do with Planned Parenthood building in which I asked if they sold condoms there. Not just any size of the birth control device, but the extra-large super-size ones. My son said they wouldn’t fit him. He needed a trash bag-size to fit his uh, well; we didn’t go there . . . frankly . . . because we couldn’t talk anymore through the raucous laughter we caused to erupt throughout the car drive to his friend’s house . . .
It was fun. It was a bonding of sorts. I hope we never get too old or too puritanical to not see the humor in such stuff that makes the world go around!One-size, sometimes, cannot fit all even when we’re talking about what makes good people laugh at each other!
God love you Nicholas. Here’s laughing with you for many more years to grow on.
And while we’re at it, thanks for reminding me to watch the Black Jesus with you. The new show had some serious laugh lines, to include Jesus getting high on some” really good shit” and turning water into not wine, but some kick-ass cognac. Jesus is black in his new incarnation and he loves performing miracles for his homies and his “bit-chuz.”
I don’t think the powers that be here at Chopra Meditation Center are going to let this one appear on their site. But if they do, you can check out the new funny sitcom on ”Adult Swim” at your local cable company channel. It is really fun, but irreverent as hell!
–Michael J, writing as Contoveros, the “singer of truth.”