Saturday, January 17, 2009
David Gregory Makes Me Laugh. Really?!
Cable news entertains me greatly. Truly. It's entertaining and relaxing. The prospect of my favorite news commentary becoming available via podcast is as thrilling to me as reading a brand new title in my field of research, or going to a Muse concert. Yes. It's right up there.
I had a bit of a moment the other night. It came to my attention that I was laughing profusely when David Gregory was on. Now, humor is not the first thing to think of when one looks at David Gregory. If anything, he is s serious journalist. He's very tall (actually because of that, Bush refers to him as 'Stretch'), has silver hair, and features uninteresting intonation patterns. So, when asked why I was laughing, I said, "I really don't know what it is but when David Gregory speaks, I can't help myself but laugh. The need to laugh is too great to contain."
David Gregory is the new moderator and managing editor of the very serious program Meet the Press. I used to be able to follow the program with interest when the late Tim Russert was in charge but now my interest is of a different nature.
Consider the following clip. David Gregory is featured towards the end (his bit starts at the onset of the fifth minute). I do not know what it is but David Gregory does to me what Larry and Leon do on Curb Your Enthusiasm. But, at least, the latter two are comics. Go figure.
Are there things out there that have no business making you laugh but somehow they manage to?