Despite what you may have heard from my family members, I am something of an authority on the subject of humor. I know this because I have been asked to participate in a roundtable discussion on the Anatomy of Humor Writing at an upcoming conference. So, yeah.
As a small display of my expertise, I am going to share with you my nearly foolproof "flow chart" system for producing hilarious blog posts.
I came across the flow chart concept in the office of a business executive who had engaged my services to develop a system of communicating the important businessy stuff he did all day into something that people could read without succumbing to a coma.
Being something of a fraud in the business world, despite my Forever 21 wardrobe and afternoon wine breaks, I recognized the flow chart's potential for comedy, notwithstanding its provenance as a tool MBAs use to make a simple idea look like something you'd need a graduate degree to think up.
Now my blog practically writes itself.
Oh God, Pat, this is my new favorite thing. I want this on a t-shirt. Can you arrange it? I have the cat hair if you have the t-shirt . . .
Posted by: foolery | July 09, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I don't actually have a gift shop. Or a cat. I need to rethink my business plan.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | July 09, 2013 at 05:15 PM
So funny! Especially love the part reminding you that your mom told you that you could sing! True! True! Don't trust our mothers! :o)
Posted by: Darcy Perdu | July 09, 2013 at 08:19 PM
The fourth-grade talent show put an end to any misplaced ambition I may have been harboring. Though it was probably only one or two kittens away from working as comedy.
See you at BlogHer13 karaoke night?
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | July 10, 2013 at 05:49 AM
My mom was pretty honest about my inability to sing, dance, act, etc.
Posted by: Diana | July 26, 2013 at 09:26 AM
She was probably just afraid of losing you to show business.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | July 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM