Everything I know tells me I should dislike Norm Macdonald: His conservative political opinions, his weird fear of homosexuality, and his retrograde view of women are enough to discomfit even the secretest of sexists among us. And yet, there is something about him that almost always makes me crack up no matter how hard I fight it. (If you have six and a half minutes to spare, the payoff that comes from sitting through this that you get at 6:30 is almost impossible to describe without ruining its effect, so trust me. Or don't, you may be immune to his charms, in which case you are a better person than I.) Anyway, I am always looking for an excuse to share the story above, and the fact that he has a big birthday today is pretty much all that I need. It is completely apolitical, so you can feel okay laughing about it. Also, happy birthday to the world's most famous Norm, who is 65.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013