Saturday, October 27, 2007

Reader's Corner

It has been months since I have read for "fun". Some of you may say that reading and fun do not fit together. If this is you, do not continue reading--this does not pertain to you. For those of you who are enlightened, you may wish to continue reading as it may benefit your home library. Yesterday, I drove into the booming metropolis which is Jackson and visited one of the most wonderful places on earth: a bookstore. As I was saying, it has been months since I bought a book with the intention of sitting down and reading it. This would mean I have free time, which I do not. However, I picked up a book yesterday and was immediately brought to hysterics. Not of the screaming variety, because that would be weird, but of the laughing variety.
The book's name: I AM AMERICA (AND SO CAN YOU!) by Stephen Colbert.
Here is an excerpt from a chapter entitled "Animals":

"I went to the zoo once: Not impressed. The animals were lazy. If I want to see a monkey sleeping, I'll tranquilize one. But what do you expect from today's modern zoos? If I went to see a play and all the actors were asleep, I'd get a refund. I say we put all the animals into one big enclosure and let them battle it out."

This is only a glimpse into the hilarity that is this book. I recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor similar to my own, otherwise you won't laugh at all.

P.S. I got my hair cut short yesterday. I will not be posting pictures because a.) i don't like it and b.) my camera is somewhere in Puerto Rico.


rachel said...

i'm sorry you don't like the haircut. :( mine was traumatizing as well. did you purchase the book? i hope you find the time over the next 8 months to finish it...

Jeanette said...

I did buy it and am 9 chapters into it. As a result I am behind on my lesson plans for this coming week...stupid reading!