Wednesday, August 3, 2011

200th Post and Celebrating Two Years

Happy Anniversary to the Blog!

Yes, here at FITNY (no, that’s not a chic New York gym—it’s Funny Is The New Young) we’re turning two years old, and this is my 200th post! That seems worthy of celebration. In other words, let’s have some cake. So while you dig in (chocolate layer cake with chocolate icing) feast on my 200th offering. And as they used to sing in the theme song to Golden Girls, thank you for being a friend!

In all the years I’ve been writing this blog (yeah, I think ‘two’ can be ‘all’) I have refrained from getting political. And that’s not easy for me. I’ve been a news junkie for as long as I can remember, and I thrive on listening to and reading about all things political.

But I decided before FITNY ever saw the light of day that it would be neutral, politically. No commentary, no opinion. Just those slice of life stories that (I hope) make you laugh.

And even I get overdosed on the political at times, and this week has definitely been one of those times. It’s been hard to keep from shrieking at the ‘leaders’ who have their moments in front of the camera and use them to blame others, no matter which party they represent.

So please believe me when I tell you that what you are about to view is completely apolitical. It’s a simple observation that the gentleman who is third in line to the presidency was recently seen quoting Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) of The Big Bang Theory. This is frightening. Not politically, but socially. Sheldon is brilliant, but insufferable.

I recently caught a news snippet of John Boehner, Speaker of the House, (and yes, if you remember your high school civics class, you know that in the event of the unthinkable, and the president AND vice president were both incapacitated, John “Cry Me a River” Boehner would become President of the United States.) Boehner was in front of a microphone saying, “If ands and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”

Now I admit to being a little sheltered at times, but the only other time I had EVER heard that expression was earlier this year on The Big Bang Theory, when Sheldon told his friends, “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d ALL have a merry Christmas!” Which, to be fair, rings a little sweeter than the Boehner version.

[Sorry, but despite my best efforts, I could not find the clip of this rare and special moment in the annals of situation comedy to share with you, my treasured readers...]

So if we were worried about leadership, set those fears aside. Speaker Boehner is taking his cues from a genius-level Ph. D. physicist: Sheldon Cooper. Even if he is fictional. Hey, the guy’s won an Emmy and a Golden Globe, so at least he’s distinguished.

Check it out. And wipe the cake crumbs from your chin—there’s no candy and nuts to be found here, and Christmas is nearly five months away. Good thing there's an anniversary to celebrate! Cheers!


  1. Happy double anniversary! I love Sheldon, but he's not exactly my favorite philosopher!

  2. Hey Leah! Huge congratulations! Long may your blog continue. With regards to Sheldon, I'd vote for him. So long as he's Democrat, obviously. Indigo

  3. Congratulations on your 200th post. John Boehner, you mean the "Weeper of the House?"

  4. Congrats upon your 200th post..I love your blog, my only child lives in New York, said it has been a lousy year, storms, snow, ice, then blistering heat and you manage to keep your blog nice and comfy is beyond me, our child has traveled all over and when she gets back to NYC she is this year miserable..As for Mr. Boehner, he is just to me a really miserable person, finally got to be somebody and to me he just isn't anybody, no compassion for anyone except the fat cats in congress and senate, which to me live like livin la vida loca..Jim Parsons is educated and acts the part of the star on the Big Bang Theory, he is so so funny he nearly steals the spotlight from the entire other actors, yet in real life I am told by reliable sources is sweet, down to earth and a family person with real values, too bad we couldn't get that with John Boehner, who I am starting to really really dislike and that says a lot as I try to practice good Karma daily, and it aint working on that fellow, Congratulations upon a great accomplishment, keep up the great blogs..sincerely a baby boomer mjs from the 'couv that is vancouver, washington state!

  5. Omigoodness! Congratulations on the 2 years...and I ADORE your blog title! Thanks for your kind words on my SITS a happy new follower!

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