By SJWNY, a Trail Mix Contributor
The title is a quote from the late, great Peter Cook, who skewered the establishment brilliantly all through the power of words. No shots fired, just barbs.
“Deep down, I happen to be very shallow.” – Pat Paulsen
Growing up during the late ’60s, ’70s meant two things: good music & Pat Paulsen running for President. Whether his candidacy was viewed as a protest against the powers that be or as a great long running skit, the man said things that were uncomfortable but true. Stuff the “King” & society needed to hear, though maybe didn’t want to. Where have all the Court Jesters gone today? It’s easy to spout a monologue or act out a cute sketch on the TV/Internet, to host a gala or contribute Big Bucks. But who is actually putting themselves out ….. there? We need humor personified. We need truthtellers with really long needles to pop very big balloons. Desperately.
To quote Mr. Paulsen: “I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours.”
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