I just wanted to give a shout-out to my fantasgreat, amazing friend Barbie to wish her an upcoming Happy Birthday!
Barbie is amazing for many reasons, one being that she is a mermaid.
I credit Barbie with shaping my sense of humor growing up. That said, try as I might, I’ll never have her smooth deadpan delivery and timing. She’s one of those people who has the gift of serving up the line without cracking up halfway through. She makes that look easy. It is not.
And she just knows funny. (Is that cliched? Do I sound like I’m in vaudeville?) Barbie got me watching Late Night With David Letterman when we were kids and later, she got me into Sifl & Olly, both of which are 2 of my all time favorites. It was this great thing. I learned how to spot and respect the sly and the nuanced, but also understood that a David Letterman’s dog driving a car was also really funny, too.
You’ll be seeing more of Barbie on other posts, but for now, Happy Birthday, Lady! I dedicate this Sifl & Olly clip to you!