THANKS FOR ALL the great letters, emails and comments over the past weeks. I must have seemed bone idle the last few months, only writing 30 or 40 columns.
But I’ve been working on a couple of books. One is the first volume of a series to mine the best humor out of this little community. Book one tells how a completely unknown and wildly unsuccessful humorist in Asia becomes a completely unknown and slightly less wildly unsuccessful humorist in Asia. Exciting stuff!
The video above (filmed in three minutes yesterday with my Christmas present to myself, a cheap video camera) summarizes the tale. A down-and-out comedian gets some advice from friends at The Quite Good Noodle Shop.
The shop originally referred to a real place with real diners, but is now a metaphor for the community of funny people around the world who share jokes with people (like the inhabitants of Asia) who desperately need a smile—that means Fardel, Lift Lurker, TS, and all the others in the gallery on the right of this page, or in the comments columns below the posts.
New posts will appear in this space regularly from next Monday (January 10, 2011). Commentors, be creative—I am expecting such great stuff that I plan to refer you to publishers to write your own books before the end of 2011!