Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vanity Cards

I like to relax with a good TV program, something that can make me laugh, make me cry, make me think or take me away from the everyday bullshit of life. The last few years my wife and I have found a few good comedies that do not insult our intelligence and are genuinely funny. I am referring to the Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. The later particularly touches home because one of the characters is a 16 year old boy and well, we just happen to have one of those.

One thing we like to do after the program has ended is pause the TV and read the vanity cards. These are writings by the writer and producer Chuck Lorre. At the end of these shows is his commentary on whatever he feels like writing about. They are always funny and some of the time make you think. What is even funnier is sometimes his vanity cards are censored so the only way you can read them is on his website,

I suggest that you take the time and go to his link and read some of these vanity cards. You'll find yourself laughing out loud. You have a bad day, read a vanity card, you'll find some wonderfully funny and sometimes deep ideas about the world around us. A recent vanity card, #286 had a series of what seemed to be random thoughts that popped into his head such as, "In public bathrooms I will sometimes use the "children's urinal" in order to feel like a giant." and "I've never understood why anyone would bother making a porn movie that lasts longer than ten minutes." And then there is vanity card #280 in which Chuck Lorre goes on talking about getting old. One line rang a bell with me, "You know you're getting old when... You throw your back out on the toilet. You shave your ears."

So my suggestion is first, watch  Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, and secondly go to and read his vanity cards. It sure beats watching a Youtube video of a cat on a skateboard, and won't  kill off any brain cells.

 The photo above is from Big Bang Theory and property of Chuck Lorre Productions.

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