A comic genius

There’s a lot to be concerned about if you’re a citizen of the United States. We’re embroiled in a global pandemic. One hundred and seven thousand of our citizen have died and one million eight hundred thousand are infected with the virus. We are country at war with ourselves with anemic national leadership whose only interest is in re-election in November. Despite all of this there is reason to smile. Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of Sarah Cooper. Now I can’t wait to see her latest skit. She’s become very good at satirizing our president using his own words and lip synching them for TikTok or YouTube videos. She’s been on Twitter since 2008 and has a million followers. I wonder how many she had a month ago. She’s recently appeared on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show and also appeared with the Ellen DeGeneres on EllenTube. I listened to one of her interviews and she said these thirty second clips satirizing President Trump take up to five hours to create. She’s one of the people keeping me sane and apparently many others too. Keep up the comedy Sarah!

Bill Cosby

Last night my wife and I drove west the sixty-seven or so miles that it is from our home in Franklinville, New York to Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua is one of those lovely contemplative venues that I love. Diane loves Bill Cosby and for her birthday in June I bought a couple of tickets to Saturday’s 8:15 performance. She and our children regularly watched the Cosby Show when it was regular series.

I’ve liked Bill Cosby since I was a young boy. I can remember him starring on “I Spy” with Robert Culp. I remember seeing him on other television shows too. I remember that Bill Cosby wrote an endorsement for the Temptations on their “Great Hits” album.

But, it wasn’t until after I purchased the tickets and read about him on Wikipedia that I realized that we had something in common. It turns out that we are both US Navy veterans and we both served as Hospital Corpsman. Diane thoroughly enjoyed the show. She laughed so hard her sides hurt. Thank you to Bill Cosby for a great evening.

I used my new Blackberry Curve to take this lovely picture of Chautauqua Lake after Diane and I finished dinner at the Tally Ho.